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Sharpe's Pottery Museum & Coffee Shop


Explore this award winning pottery site, exhibiting internationally important pottery and sanitary ware, plus The National Forest story. Visit the Tourist Information Centre, café, gift shop, playzone and activities for all.

Loads to see and do key

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Upcoming Events

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Sharpe's Pottery Museum & Kiln Tour
24 February 2016
12:30 to 13:30

Explore the unique history of the kiln and Museum galleries with a free guided tour. Learn about an invention which changed the world for the better and pots which are an iconic part of our British social history.

Tel: 01283 222600 Email:

Price: Free (Donations welcome)

Wednesday Talk
24 February 2016
14:00 to 15:30

Burton upon Trent's brewing stories from 1960's and 1970's to accompany the 'Story Wells' project exhibition on display at Sharpe's Pottery Museum. Ticket price includes light refreshment.

Price £2.50 per person

Tel 01283 222600 Email Web

A Century Of Change ~ Exhibition in The Kiln
29 February 2016 to 14 March 2016
10:00 to 16:00

The exhibition shown in The Kiln will cover the 1850's to the 1950's dipicting life in the Swadlincote, Gresley and surrounding areas with the use of newspaper articles, advertisments and photographs collated and displayed by Chloe Marriott.

Bamford's Antiques Valuation Day
02 March 2016
From 14:30

First Wednesday of the month Bamford's Auctioneers will be offering advice and valuations at the Museum. A fantastic chance to unearth your family heritage and find out about the history and today's value of the items!

Tel: 01283 222600

Price: £1 donation per item; this is used towards the upkeep of the museum.

Rag Rug Bag Workshop
05 March 2016
10:00 to 13:00

Join Sarah from Ollie-Bobs to make a rag rug bag to take home and enjoy a light lunch included with the workshop. Bring your mum along too for a perfect Mother's Day treat.

Price £22 per person

Tel 01283 222600 Email Web

Riding on the 712 to Measham ~ Talk
12 March 2016
10:00 to 12:00

Join guest speaker Graham Knutt as he takes everyone down memory lane, reminisce as you travel the route taken by the 'Midland Red 712 to Measham' and enjoy the nostelgic photographic images. Entry price includes light refreshments.

The Killing of Mexican Joe - a Murder Mystery
12 March 2016
19:30 to 22:00

Sharpe's Pottery Museum and Fired Up Theatre present a Swadlincote murder mystery based upon a true story of the murder of the conjuror known as 'Mexican Joe'. A light supper is included in the ticket price.

Price £15 per person

Tel 01283 222600 Email Web

Quiz and Chips
18 March 2016
19:00 to 21:30

Join the fun and test your general knowledge against our quizmaster. Make a team of up to 6 people for the chance to win a prize. Included in the price of the ticket is a fish and chips supper.

Price: £6.50 per person

Tel 01283 222600 Email Web

Glass Workshop
19 March 2016

Angela Thompson returns for this popular workshop. Beginners can make a coaster or a dish to take home (included in the cost). For the more advanced students Angela will lhelp you to make a tealight holder (additional £4), lantern (additional £7) or a mirror (additiional £10 payable on the day).

Booking is essential.

Price: £15 per person

Times: 10.30am - 12pm and 1.30pm - 3pm

Tel 01283 222600 Email Web

Wednesday Talk
23 March 2016
14:00 to 15:30

Speaker Joan Smith will tell stories of nursing at Bretby hospital. Admission price includes light refreshment (formerly Voices and Volumes Club).

Price £2.50 per person.

Tel 01283 222600 Email Web


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West Street
DE11 9DG

01283 222600

Opening times

Museum and TIC, All year: Mon - Sat, 10am - 4.30pm
Cafe, All year: Mon - Sat, 10am - 4pm
Museum, TIC and Cafe, Bank Holiday Mondays, 10am - 3pm
Museum, TIC and Coffee Shop, Christmas and New Year, Closed


Adult: Free

Group tours including refreshments:
Adult: 5.00
Concession: 5.00
Child: 5.00


Walking distance from Swadlincote Bus Station. Services to Derby, Burton upon Trent, Ashby de la Zouch and Leicester.