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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.

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Upcoming Events

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Paint-a-Pot Workshop
20 September 2014
11:00 to 14:00

Join us at Sharpe's Pottery Museum to paint and decorate a pot with your children. Take home what you have made. Free.

Film in the Kiln
20 September 2014
19:30 to 22:30

A showing of the Spanish fil 'Pan's Labyrinth by Guillermo Del Torro in our historic bottle kiln - A film showing with a difference.

Tickets cost £4. 15+ years. Licensed bar, snacks and sweets available to purchase.

Saturday Talk
04 October 2014
10:00 to 12:00

The Archaeology of the Peak District with local archaeologist Matthew Beresford. An arcaeological tour, examining sites such as the Neolithic henge of arbor Low, Mam Tor Iron Age hill fort and the Roman farmstead at Roystone Grange.

Tickets cost £5. Talks last approximately 1 hour with time afterwards to chat and enjoy light refreshments. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Tamarisk Parents Choir in Concert
04 October 2014
14:00 to 16:00

Join Tamarisk Parents Choir for Mozart's Toy Symphony and the story of Daisy-Sarah- Dragon-Scarer, with appearances by Shrek and Princess Fiona and lots of opportunities for childen to jangle and bash instruments along to musical classics.

Free but donations welcome. All monies will go to support the Tamarisk Parents Choir.

Fish and Chips Quiz Night
23 October 2014
19:30 to 22:30

Join us for a fish supper and a quiz night to remember. Prizes for winning teams. All monies will go towards Sharpe's Heritage and Arts Trust. £6 per person. Booking essential.

The Family Arts Festival
29 October 2014 to 31 October 2014
10:00 to 16:00

Part of a national event to encourage people to participate in the arts. Sharpe's Pottery Musuem will be staging workshops, performances and displaying community art as well as promoting and celebrating local crafters. Free.


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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.