Welcome to Sharpe’s Pottery Museum

Visiting Us

Discover 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.






Our NEW Autumn programme for kids is out now! Take a look to see what spooky activities we have in store for you! See you soon!






Monday 28th October – 10:00 – 13:00, Come and  have some weaving-good fun. Try some Mexican Sun/Moon CD weaving. Cost per child is £2.50.

Tuesday 29th October – 10:30 – 11:15, Track Stars railway play. Specially designed for under 5s this session is 45 minutes of Thomas and Friends fun. Cost per child is £3.50 (sibling rate £2.00). Squash and biscuits included. Places are limited and must be booked in advance. Please call the museum to book on 01283 222600.

Wednesday 30th October -10:00 – 13:00 – Aztec and Mayan inspired craft play. Cost per child is £2.50. 

Thursday 31st October – 10:00 – 16:00 – It’s Halloween and the Great Pumpkin Hunt is on! We’ve hidden pumpkins all around our museum, we bet you can’t find them all! Cost per child is £1.50.

Friday 1st November – 10:00 – 13:00 – It’s the Day of Dead and artist Kate Tilley is making Mexican “Muertors” Mirrors. Come along and join the fiesta! Cost per child is £3.00 (sibling rate £2.00). 





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 Holiday Monday – 27th August 2018

Free Admission

Donations gratefully received

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

Email: info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk

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


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

Easy access and baby change facilities available.

Breastfeeding welcome.

Hearing loop available.

View our Access Statement here

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