Here’s an update on our latest news including our new opening times, reopening of the Cafe, our upcoming events and more! To make sure that you stay up to date with all our latest news, subscribe to our monthly newsletter!

New Opening Times!

Monday: ClosedTuesday: 10am to 5pmWednesday: 10am to 4.30pmThursday: 12pm to 8pmFriday: 10am to 4.30pmSaturday: 10am to 4.30pmSunday: 10am to 2pmPlease check our website and social media pages before travelling.

What’s On!

We have a varied programme of events running throughout the year including artist workshops, family activities, seasonal events, monthly ‘Wednesday Talks’ and ‘Evening Tours’ and more! Edmund Buddy Members benefit from FREE Talks and Tours and a 10% discount on Sharpe’s events! Visit our Events page for all the information on our latest events and details of booking!

Regular Groups and Activities at Sharpe’s!

The museum hosts a variety of local arts, crafts and community groups on a regular basis throughout the year including Derwent Woodturning Club, South Derbyshire Community Drummers, Derby College’s Towards Work programme and The ‘Big Welcome Cafe’ organised by Swadlincote Asperger’s Society and People Express. Visit our Groups and Activities page further information and contact details.

Shop at Sharpe’s!

Our Museum Shop has a great range of cards, gifts, jewellery, souvenirs and features a wide range of products from local independent artists, designers, makers and small businesses in the UK. Shopping for someone else but not sure what to give them? Give them the gift of choice with a Sharpe’s Pottery Museum Shop gift card, now available from the museum shop! By purchasing directly from us, you are supporting our efforts to conserve and preserve this piece of heritage for generations to come. Edmund Buddy Members benefit from 10% discount* in the museum shop (*Some exclusions apply such as Commission Artists).

Food & Drink at Sharpe’s!

Sweet Caroline is fully open at Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, with a light menu for now including homemade cakes, sausage rolls and soups with a range of other light refreshments. Check their Facebook page for the latest menus and opening times! We’re looking forward to a full menu including afternoon teas soon!

Celebrate at Sharpe’s!

Are you looking for a unique and heritage venue for your special occasion or event? Our Grade II listed kiln and Glaze Room offer the perfect setting! All your catering needs including celebration cakes can be provided by Sweet Caroline at Sharpe’s and you can even design and make your own wedding rings with our Artist in Residence ‘Louise Mary Designs!” All under one roof! Find out more here.

Support Us!

Without the support of our visitors who attend our events, buy items in our shop, make donations when they visit or support through membership or adopting an object, Sharpe’s Pottery Museum would not be open. Find out more about how you can help to ‘Support Us’.


We would love to hear from you! If you have recently visited the museum or attended one of our events, please let us know about your visit! We are constantly looking at ways in which we can improve our visitor experience and this feedback also helps when planning our future events. Please fill in our short questionnaire here or leave us a review on Trip Advisor or Google.

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