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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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Baby Changing Facilities Baby Changing Facilities
Car Parking Car Parking
Children Welcome Children Welcome
Children's Play Area Children's Play Area
Conference Facilities Conference Facilities
Disabled Parking Disabled Parking
Disabled Toilets Disabled Toilets
Educational Activities Educational Activities
Gift Shop Gift Shop
Information Centre Information Centre
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Toilets Toilets
Wheelchair Access Wheelchair Access

Upcoming Events

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Barrie Slatter Exhibition
01 July 2015 to 31 July 2015
10:00 to 16:00

Exhibition of Aviation Paintings covering WW1, WW2 and the Present day in the Coffee Shop by Barrie Slatter. Price: Free Entry, Phone: 01283 222600, Email:, Web:

Featured Artist in the Museum Shop - Elaine Thompson
01 July 2015 to 31 August 2015
10:00 to 16:00

Exhibition of Wood Carving in the Museum Shop by featured artist Elaine Thompson. Price: Free Entry, Phone: 01283 222600, Email:, Web:

Eddie Morgan Exhibition
01 August 2015 to 31 August 2015
10:00 to 16:00

Exhibition of original paintgins and cards including local scenes by Eddie Morgan in the Coffee Shop. Price: Free Entry, Phone: 01283 222600, Email:, Web:

T. G. Green Pottery - A History
01 August 2015 to 30 September 2015
10:00 to 16:30

A History of Local Pottery T.G. Green & Co Ltd. Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Companies founding in Church Gresley. Exhibition in the Lower Gallery at Sharpe's Pottery Museum. Price: Free, Phone: 01283 516816, Email:, Web:

Record Breakers! - Stacking Cups Challenge
04 August 2015
10:30 to 12:00

Take up the challenge of stacking and unstacking cups in the fastest time! Decorate a set of cups to take home plus have a go on the Speed Stacks - will your name be at the top? Suitable for children age 5+. All children under 8 must be accompanied. Price: FREE, Phone: 01629 533013, Email:, Web:

Ceramics Decoration Workshop!
04 August 2015
10:30 to 14:30

Learn about lithograph techniques used by T.G.Green and decorate your ceramic item at this Drop In family workshop! Price: Free (Donations welcome), Phone: 01283 222600, Email:, Web:

Roaring Rockets Workshop
06 August 2015
10:00 to 13:00

Will you rocket blast off or fizzle out? Come along to this family workshop and create your own roaring rocket. Suitable for ages 5+, all children must be accompanied. With Swadlincote Adult and Community Education. Price: FREE, Phone: 01629 533013, Email:, Web:

Family Rag Rug Workshop
08 August 2015
10:00 to 14:00

Learn the art of Rag Rugging and have a go at this Drop In family workshop. Please contact for further details. Price: Free, Email:, Web:

Free TinyTalk Baby Signing Taster
10 August 2015
09:45 to 10:45

Ever wondered what your little one is thinking? TinyTalk baby signing & Toddlers opens a window into your child's world by showing them how to communicate with you before they can speak. Why not bring your favourite teddy and stay for a picnic lunch afterwards. Price: FREE Phone: 07786 360873 Web:

TinyTalk Toddler Taster
10 August 2015
11:15 to 12:15

The taster encourages speech but we still teach signs for those who are a little bit shy or are a bit young to have clear speech. We also work on their listening, sharing and turn taking skills. Great skills to have as a toddler! Price: Free Phone:07786 360873 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.