Welcome to Sharpe’s Pottery Museum

Sharpe's Pottery Museum

Visiting Us

Interior of Kiln Kiln FootprintDiscover the once prolific pottery industry of South Derbyshire from bricks and toilets to elaborate art pottery at Sharpe's Pottery Museum.

With our iconic kiln hovel at the centre, our museum has had some exciting new additions in recent years and is now home to a newly built Children's Outside Playzone with accompanying sensory garden, Heritage Lottery Funded ‘A Toilet Story’ Exhibition and ‘The National Forest Gallery’.

The Museum also houses Café Espresso, Swadlincote Tourist Information Centre and a Gift Shop selling a range of locally sourced items perfect for that unique gift.

Opening Times

Monday to Saturday 10am to 4.30pm
(Last admission 4pm).

Cafe Open between 10am - 4pm (Last orders at 3:30pm).

Closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Free Admission

Donations gratefully received

Sharpe's Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 9DG


Sharpe’s Pottery Heritage and Arts Trust. Registered Charity No: 1077086


Fully accessible for wheelchair and pushchair users with lift to the First floor.

Disabled and Family toilets
(with baby changing facilities)

Breastfeeding welcome

Hearing loop available

View our Access Statement here

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