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National Brewery Centre


The 'Brewing Experience' at the NBC incorporates large elements of the original Bass Museum. Learn about the legendary Bass family and their role in the development of brewing. The museum also celebrates the social history of the development of brewing – the real life experiences and stories of the people who helped to build Burton’s world-renowned brewing reputation.

Tours start with a holographic- style presentation of the history of brewing, then our experienced guides take visitors through each step of the brewing process and explain the fascinating roles that the steam engines and vintage vehicles on show played in the development of the industry. The William Worthington micro-brewery brings the tour up to the present day – with the chance to sample some great local ales brewed on site!

Specialist guided group tours of the Centre and the modern Molson Coors Brewery next door are also available – and can be combined with superb Beer and Food Matching lunches or dinners

A great range of special events are also staged throughout the year.

The National Brewery Centre is also a unique location for corporate functions or weddings. The listed Victorian buildings provide an impressive setting for any event. The historic environment is perfectly complemented by the range of function rooms available, ranging from character suites for 50 up to our impressive 350 seated capacity marquee. Our experienced event organisers and catering team can deliver to the most exacting requirements.

Description of Facilities

Toilets, baby changing, gift shop and picnic area.

Disabled Facilities:

Designated parking, access around site and toilets.

Loads to see and do key

Accepts Credit Cards Accepts Credit Cards
Car Parking Car Parking
Children Welcome Children Welcome
Children's Play Area Children's Play Area
Coach Parking Coach Parking
Conference Facilities Conference Facilities
Disabled Parking Disabled Parking
Disabled Toilets Disabled Toilets
Educational Activities Educational Activities
Gift Shop Gift Shop
Licenced Licenced
Licensed for Weddings Licensed for Weddings
Open All Year Open All Year
Toilets Toilets
Wheelchair Access Wheelchair Access

Upcoming Events

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Halloween Ghost Tours
28 October 2015 to 31 October 2015
19:30 to 23:00

Join us on one of our scary but fun, adult only 'Night at The Museum Ghost tours. The tours run from Wednesday 28th - Saturday 31st October. Wednesday - Friday there are three tours a night at 7pm, 8pm and 9pm. On the Saturday tours start at 6pm, 7pm & 8pm - so that if you wish - you can combine a tour with our Adult only fancy dress Halloween Ball that stars at 8pm on the Saturday. We normally limit each tour to a maximum of thirty people.

Why not dress for the occasion? Visit to find a scary costume!

Ghost Tour tickets are £9.95 and include three beer tasting vouchers per adult.

A joint ticket for a tour on the Saturday evening and The Halloween Ball is also available at £12.95 per person

Please call 01283 532 880 to book

Adult Only Halloween Fancy Dress Ball
31 October 2015
20:00 to 23:30

Get in the 'spirit' of things - at our Adult only fancy dress Halloween Ball! It will be held in our permanent marquee - suitably dressed for the occasion. There will be a great live band and a disco. A full bar and food service will be available, Ball starts at 8pm VIPERLOUNGE will be playing live at the Ball. They have a relaxed and informal informal attitude to their set list and performance, as they tend to cram in all sorts of songs, genres, hits and jokes! The band enjoy being kept on their toes and so often invite LIVE on the spot requests from the audience. They can even jam and construct entire songs purely from hearing conversations at the bar about certain bands! However a typical set list will include hits from the likes of:- ACDC, AEROSMITH, BON JOVI, CROWDED HOUSE, INXS, EAGLES, U2, NIRVANA, FLEETWOOD MAC, STEREOPHONICS, OASIS, BLUR, QUEEN, BRYAN ADAMS, REM, GREEN DAY, CHILI PEPPERS, KAISER CHIEFS, ARTIC MONKEYS, KILLERS, TAKE THAT, KINGS OF LEON… and many more.

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You could also win a costume courtesy of Jokers' Masquerade fancy dress on the night!

Tickets for the Ball are just £5.95 Book on line now - or call 01283 532 880 Alternatively make a complete night of it and combine the ball with an Adult only, scary but fun, 'Night at The Museum' Ghost Tour. Price £12.95 The tours are running Wednesday 28th - Saturday 31st October. Wednesday - Friday tour times are at 7pm, 8pm and 9pm. On the Saturday tour times are at 6pm, 7pm and 9pm. To book this joint Ball/Tour ticket - please call 01283 532 880

Model Railex Exhibition
01 November 2015
10:00 to 16:00

The 4th Annual Model Railex Exhibition will be held on Sunday 1st November. Over twelve rail layouts will be on display covering N gauge, O gauge, HO metre gauge Continental, a Tram layout and a 1/32nd farm railway - a good mix from the Steam and diesel eras. Thomas The Tank will also be featured and driving lessons for children will be available on this exhibit. Extensive trade representatives will also be on site selling a wide range of model railway and railwayana items. The Great Central and Shackerstone Railway, (The Battlefield Line) will also have stands at the show, and also demonstration stand from David Wright and railway art from Colin Wright.

Ticket prices are £4 adult, £3 Concession (Society members and pensioners), £1 Accompanied children under 16 yrs, Family Ticket (2+2) £9. Show open 10am – 4pm. These tickets also allow you access to The National Brewery Centre Museum. If you wish to have a guided tour of the museum an additional ticket can be bought on the day.

Book now on line at or call 01283 532 880

Bavarian Oktoberfest Nights
06 November 2015 to 27 November 2015
20:00 to 23:30

Join us on Friday 6th, Friday 13th, Friday 20th or Friday 27th November at one of our brilliant Bavarian Nights and celebrate in true Oktoberfest style! Karl's Brass, one of the best Oompah Bands in the country, will be your hosts for the night and the price even includes a hot themed supper.

Why not dress for the occasion? Visit You could also win a costume courtesy of Jokers' Masquerade fancy dress on the night!

Ticket prices held for the third year running, at just £16.95 for the 6th, 13th or 20th – or try our Bavarian Christmas party on Friday 27th – with a hot themed supper and festive disco in our permanent heated marquee for just £17.95 Please book early as these popular evenings invariably sell out early. Doors open 7.30pm and show starts 8PM.

Book now on-line or by calling 01283 532 880

Dr. Busker's Birthday Bash
14 November 2015
20:00 to 23:00

Dr Buskers Birthday Bash Saturday 14th November A great evening of musical entertainment with this popular local entertainer. Dr. Busker is often billed as The Last Victorian Pub Pianist. The original Victorian Pub Pianists would keep a steady stream of tunes and songs flowing, while the Pub Landlord kept a beer flowing in the pianist's direction. Dr. Busker is keen to continue the tradition and often plays in pubs and bars (enjoying free beer from the Landlord) with his wide repertoire of songs to suit all tastes, including a large number of his own songs, accompanied with great skill on piano-forte and squeezebox. In his top-hat and tails, squeezebox in hand, he represents a bygone age when fizzy lager and the motor-car were unheard of. Steam engines ruled the road, Real Ale ruled the inns, and Britannia ruled the waves. Dr. Busker is part of a movement which holds on to many of the artefacts and values of the past. A full bar and food will be available during the evening

Tickets just £6 per person. Show starts at 8pm.

Book now on-line at or call 01283 532 880. Book early as this annual Birthday Bash is always very popular.

Christmas Party Nights
04 December 2015 to 19 December 2015
20:00 to 23:30

Join us at one of our fantastic Christmas party nights. Great for couples, groups or the office party! A superb 4 course meal, DJ and disco . This year parties will be held on Friday 4th, Saturday 5th, Thursday 10th, Friday 11th Saturday 12th and Saturday 19th of December.

Tickets £29.95 (£25.95 for 10th December) All the events will be held in our heated and festively dressed marquee which has a fitted dance floor and can accommodate up to 250 guests. After you have made your initial booking with us - we will e-mail or send you a menu choice form to complete and return to us. Parties of 10 will be seated at their own table. Couples or groups of less than 10 will be seated at a shared table of ten. Please call 01283 532 880 to make your booking. Dance the night away with our DJ and enjoy the late night bar and live entertainment

Christmas Comedy and Curry Night
18 December 2015
19:00 to 23:00

Join us on Friday 18th December for our annual Christmas Comedy and Curry Night. This event will be held in our permanent heated marquee. Book early as this event sold out last year! Four Comedians and a Compere to entertain you!. Tickets are £17.95 to include a great curry buffet selection. Doors open 7.00pm. Food will be served 7.45pm - 8.15pm and show will start at 8.30pm.

Book on line now at or call 01283 532 880

New Year's Eve Gala Banquet and Dance
31 December 2015
20:00 to 00:30

Celebrate the New Year in style with our four course banquet and festive disco. Great for couples or groups. Tickets £34.95 per person. Doors open 7.30pm. Event starts at 8pm and ends at 12.30am Parties of 10 will be seated at their own table. Couples or groups of less than 10 will be seated at a shared table of ten. After you have made your initial booking we will send you a menu choice form to complete and return on behalf of your party.

To book please call 01283 532 880.


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Horninglow Street
Burton upon Trent
DE14 1NG

01283 532880

Opening times

National Brewery Centre, Daily (exept 25 & 26 December), 10am - 5pm


National Brewery Centre:
Adult: 8.95
Concession: 7.95
Child (age 3-16): 4.95
Family: 21.95 (up to 5 inc 2 adults)


Free car and coach parking.