Leach Pottery

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Leach Pottery, Higher Stennack
St Ives
TR26 2HE

  • All enquiries: 01736 799703

Founded in 1920 by Bernard leach and Shoji Hamada, the Leach Pottery is considered to be one of the birthplaces of British Studio Pottery. Bernard Leach, one of the great figures of 20th century art, played a crucial pioneering role in creating an identity for artist potters across the world. The Leach Pottery was restored and reopened, in 2008, as a Museum, to celebrate the life, work, influences and legacy of Bernard Leach. The exhibition, gallery and shop spaces regularly showcase work by leading regional, national and international studio potters. The Studio provides training for the next generation of potters who learn by making Leach Standard Ware tableware. This year the Leach Pottery marks 100 years since its foundation. To celebrate its centenary the Leach Pottery has curated an exciting and diverse programme of activities taking place throughout the year. From free family activities, internationally-significant exhibitions, to artist residencies, there is something for everyone to get involved.

Further information

Opening Hours:

For up-to-date opening times, please visit www.leachpottery.com/plan-your-visit March - October Open every day 10.00 - 17.00, Sundays 11.00 - 16.00 November - February Open Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 17.00 Last admissions to museum 30 minutes before closing Closed 24, 25 & 26 December


Full Price: £6 Concessions (inc' over 60s): £5 Under 18s: Free if accompanied by an adult Members: Free

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Dogs welcome
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas
  • Studio/working space available
  • Meeting room available
  • Study facilities
  • Research facilities for academics
  • Library

Facilities information:

Production studios on site where tableware is made. This is available for sale through the shop, mail order and through other high quality outlets.


  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Guided tours
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Volunteering scheme offered
  • Membership and/or Friends scheme offered
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students
  • Academic publications and resources available
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Online teaching materials available
  • Direct teaching services for schools

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