Museum Opening Hours
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From toilets to teapots and tiles to Toby jugs; Sharpe’s Pottery Museum has them all. From the early sixteenth century the rich clay deposits of South Derbyshire attracted many entrepreneurs. They included, amongst many others, ‘farm boy to gentleman potter’ Thomas Sharpe, rich businessman T. G. Green, and the creative partnership of Henry Tooth and William Ault at Bretby Art Pottery.
We offer an exciting programme of events and activities throughout the year; including art & craft workshops, artisan markets, music and comedy in the Kiln, murder mystery evenings, wellbeing sessions, school holiday activities, valuation Days, seasonal events and much more!
Keep checking our website and social media sites for updates.
How to get here
At Sharpe’s Pottery Museum we want everyone to be able to enjoy our building, exhibits and events, and we have taken every measure to ensure that we are as open and accessible to as many people as possible. The Museum is fully wheelchair-accessible and assistance may be provided if required.
We have dedicated spaces for up to 5 vehicles. The nearest off site car parks are Grove Street and Rink Drive, they are free all day. There are 2 clearly marked Blue Badge parking spaces available free of charge on-site off West Street, or on the roadside nearby.
There are bicycle racks on West Street outside the post office, 5-minute walk away.
The nearest train station is Burton on Trent. Travel by taxi for 20 minutes or on the bus to Swadlincote Bus Station, visit Trainline to plan your route.