Awards


2020  VISIT ENGLAND - AWARDS for EXCELLENCE 

Gladstone Pottery Museum - Winner - The Best in England - GOLD
It's official! Gladstone is the BEST 'Small Visitor Attraction' in the Visit England Awards for Excellence. National recognition after winning GOLD. The best in England (17 August 2020)










2019 Staffordshire Tourism and Good Food Awards

Gladstone Pottery Museum won FOUR awards
GOLD for Best Small Visitor  Attraction
SILVER for Experience of the Year for the Raku Workshops
BRONZE for Responsible and Sustainable Tourism
HIGHLY COMMENDED for Accessible and Inclusive Tourism



2019 West Midlands Volunteer Awards

Gladstone Pottery Museum - Finalists
The volunteers of Gladstone Pottery Museum attended the awards ceremony in September at the Birmingham Hippodrome. Finalists, in the Group category.




2019 Staffordshire Chambers Business Awards

Gladstone Pottery Museum
WINNER Staffordshire Chambers 2019 Business Awards Retail, Leisure, Culture and Tourism category. Sponsored by Tile Mountain.




Recognising excellence in a consumer facing cultural, tourism and leisure business within Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire. The entry related to business activity in the City and Staffordshire including business performance, staff development, community involvement, sales and marketing, and future plans.

Gladstone Pottery Museum commented "Museums are not normally seen as examples of good business practice so this is a huge achievement for our team and we're extremely proud of it. Every member of our team works really hard to do their best and this is something we can all celebrate." 4th July 2019


2018 Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards

Gladstone Pottery Museum won TWO awards
SILVER for Best Small Visitor Attraction
SILVER for Inclusive Tourism


Angela Lee - Gladstone Pottery Museum Manager and
Nerys Williams - Gladstone Pottery Museum Audience Development Manager
receive the awards from Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism on 22 November 2018
  

2018 Stoke-on-Trent City Council Staff Awards

Gladstone Pottery Museum
WINNER  Team Awesome Staff


2018 Trip Advisor Awards

Gladstone Pottery Museum
Winner Certificate of Excellence

2018 Trip Advisor Awards

Gladstone Pottery Museum
Winner - Hall of Fame



2017 Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards

Gladstone Pottery Museum won three awards
GOLD for Best Small Visitor Attraction
GOLD for Inclusive Tourism
SILVER for Guided Tour of the Year




City of Stoke-on-Trent Press Release "Gladstone is golden at county tourism awards"  here>


2017 Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce Awards

Gladstone Pottery Museum 
FINALIST and HIGHLY COMMENDED in the Retail, Leisure, Culture and Tourism  Awards



2017 Six Towns Radio Awards

Gladstone Pottery Museum 
Heritage Award - 15th February 2017 at the Mitchel Arts Centre, Hanley. Winners of the awards were voted for by the listeners of 6TR, Six Towns Radio. 

Gladstone Pottery Museum Story 2017 6TR Heritage Award
Gladstone Pottery Museum Story  - 2017 6TR Heritage Award


2017 Trip Advisor Awards

Gladstone Pottery Museum
Winner Certificate of Excellence


2016 Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards


Gladstone Pottery Museum won three awards

SILVER for Best Small Visitor Attraction 
SILVER for Inclusive Tourism 
HIGHLY COMMENDED for Sustainable Tourism



Celebrations as staff and volunteers celebrate another hat trick
in Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards 2016

2016  Staffordshire Business Awards

Gladstone Pottery Museum
Commended - Retail, Leisure and Tourism category



2016 Trip Advisor Awards

Gladstone Pottery Museum
Winner Certificate of Excellence


2015 Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards

One Big Day - Three Big Awards


Gladstone Pottery Museum won three awards
SILVER for Best Small Visitor Attraction
SILVER  for Access for All
BEST TOURISM EVENT of the YEAR - 'Forty-fied' which celebrated 40 years of the museum

Angela Lee (Museum Manager) and Nerys Williams (Audience Development Manager)
receive the three major tourism awards. 16 Nov 2015

Staff at Gladstone Pottery Museum celebrate their hat trick
of tourism awards from 'Enjoy Staffordshire'

Engineering Volunteers have fun
after hearing that the Gladstone Pottery Museum
had one three tourism awards in one day!

Gladstone Pottery Museum - 3 tourism awards! 




2015  Trip Advisor Awards

Gladstone Pottery Museum
Winner Certificate of Excellence


2015 Visit England Awards for Excellence

Gladstone Pottery Museum
WINNER - The museum has been officially named one of the best places to visit in England. The Museum picked up a bronze award for ‘Small Visitor Attraction of the Year’ in the 2015 Visit England Awards for Excellence. At an awards ceremony in Gateshead on 11 May 2015 Angela Lee (Museum Manager) and Nerys Williams (Audience Development Manager) received the Bronze Award.   The Visit England Awards for Excellence are the most prestigious awards in English tourism.

THREE YEARS = THREE AWARDS  Gladstone Pottery Museum picked up the gold award for ‘Small Visitor Attraction of the Year’ in 2013 and again a year later in 2014, in the Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards. So now its official and Gladstone Pottery Museum is one of the top three small visitor attractions in England. Still winning awards after 40 years!







2015 The Visit England Awards for Excellence

Gladstone Pottery Museum
Finalist - Many congratulations go to Gladstone Pottery Museum who have been announced as finalists in the shortlist for this year’s VisitEngland Awards for Excellence, Small Visitor Attraction of the Year.

2015 Awards Ceremony – 11th May, Sage Gateshead

The Awards Ceremony is the climax of the whole VisitEngland Awards for Excellence competition. By making it to the Ceremony all finalists will have demonstrated that they are the very best of English Tourism. The Ceremony celebrates success and excellence and is a showcase for England's fabulous tourism products. Above all it provides finalists with a moment of well-deserved glory which can be used to market, promote and improve their businesses still further.




2014 Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards

Gladstone Pottery Museum
GOLD for ‘Small Visitor Attraction of the Year’ 
Winners are announced for the Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards. Destination Staffordshire and the Staffordshire tourism industry have celebrated the best in business this year with stand-out winners including Denstone Hall Farm Shop and Café, Colton House, Drayton Manor Theme Park and The Lewis Partnership, and Gladstone Pottery Museum. Announced at a wartime-themed ceremony at the National Memorial Arboretum on Monday 17th November 2014, the awards celebrated best in businesses across Staffordshire.

Gladstone Pottery Museum Story
Gladstone Pottery Museum wins 2014 Visitor Attraction of the Year




2013 Sandford Award 

Gladstone Pottery Museum 
Heritage Education Trust and Bishop Grosseteste University Lincoln
For outstanding contribution to heritage education and learning within the historic environment. Gladstone has been given a prestigious Sandford Award for excellence in it's education provision. The independently judged award provides a quality assurance kite mark for education at heritage sites, museums, archives and collections and is nationally recognised. This is fantastic news for the Museums Education team and all of the guides, visitor services, workshop staff and everyone else on site who make school and group visits so special. To find out more about the Education team and download their brochure click here http://www.stokemuseums.org.uk/education/

Sandford Award - Heritage Ediuctaion Trust and Bishop Grosseteste University Lincoln 2013
photo: Phil Rowley





2013 Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards

Gladstone Pottery Museum 
WINNER - Small Visitor Attraction of the Year
Destination Staffordshire and the Staffordshire tourism industry have celebrated the best in business this year with stand-out winners and Gladstone Pottery Museum picked up the gold award for small visitor attraction. Excellent news! This was at the Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards and our category was a public vote. A massive thank you to everyone who voted for us - this means a huge amount to all of the staff at Gladstone.





2006 Smoke Free Staffordshire Platinum Award

Gladstone Pottery Museum 
Platinum Winner


Smoke Free Staffordshire Platinum Award 2006
photo: Phil Rowley



2006 Sandford Award - Heritage Education Trust

Gladstone Pottery Museum 
For outstanding contribution to heritage education and learning within the historic environment

Sandford Award - Heritage Education Trust 2006
photo: Phil Rowley


1982 The Sir Mark Henig Award

Gladstone Pottery Museum 
Sir Mark Henig Awards for Tourism Enterprise


1978 The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and The Times Conservation Award

Gladstone Pottery Museum 
This award showcases outstanding work in conservation of a single building or a group of buildings or structures and covers renovation or conservation to a new or original use. Judges look for projects that take all aspects of conservation into consideration including the impact to the environment, use of traditional material/techniques, research that was undertaken into the background of the project, impact on the community, re-using original material and implementing plans which will ensure the survival of the historic building or structure into the future.

Gladstone Pottery Museum Story
The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and The Times Conservation Award 1978
photo: Phil Rowley



1976 Museum of the Year Award

Gladstone Pottery Museum 
The highly-prestigious Illustrated London News Museum of the Year Award

Presented to a museum or gallery, large or small, anywhere in the UK, whose entry, in the opinion of the judges, best demonstrates a track record of imagination, innovation and excellence through work mainly undertaken during the previous calendar year.

Gladstone Pottery Museum Story
Illustrated London News Museum of the Year Award 1976
photo: Phil Rowley


Gladstone Pottery Museum Story - Museum of the Year 1976 T-shirt
Gladstone Pottery Museum Story - Museum of the Year 1976 T-shirt



1975 The British Tourist Authority Come to Britain Trophy

Gladstone Pottery Museum 
Outstanding Tourist Enterprise

Gladstone Pottery Museum Story
The British Tourist Authority Come to Britain Trophy 1975
photo: Phil Rowley



1975 European Architectural Heritage Year 

Gladstone Pottery Museum 
Major Commendation - The Business and Industry Award for Conservation 

Gladstone Pottery Museum Story
The Business and Industry Award for Conservation 1975
photo: Phil Rowley




Gladstone Pottery Museum Certification