Sharpe's Pottery Museum


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West Street
Swadlincote
Derbyshire
DE11 9DG
England

A sensitive conversion of a 19th century pottery. The Visitor Centre is a small registered museum centred around a bottle kiln, with artefacts, models, film clips and imaginative computer interactives where people can explore the rich industrial and cultural heritage of the area.

Further information

Opening Hours:

OPENING TIMES: Monday to Saturday 10am to 4.30pm Open Most Bank Holiday Mondays 10am to 3pm. Closed on Sundays

Charges:

FREE ADMISSION but donations are gratefully received.

Discounts:

  • Museums Association

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services

Facilities:

  • Cafeteria
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Mail order service available
  • Meeting room available
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Parking for coaches
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Refreshments
  • Research facilities for academics
  • Shop
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas

Services:

  • Academic publications and resources available
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Guided tours
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Specialist publications on collections available

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