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October Family Fun at Sharpe’s Pottery Museum!

October Family Fun at Sharpe’s Pottery Museum!

Join us this October for a whole host of family fun at the museum! From Oktoberfest Crafts to Ghostbusting Tours of the Museum, there's something for everyone! Visit our events page to find out more and book your place! 2nd & 3rd October, 11am to 1pm - Oktoberfest...

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Celebrating 200 years of Sharpe’s Pottery

Celebrating 200 years of Sharpe’s Pottery

All of the team at Sharpe’s Pottery Museum are proud to be celebrating the 200th anniversary of the establishment of Sharpe’s Pottery. Although now a Museum, the original Grade II listed buildings were home to one of the most successful manufacturers of sanitary ware...

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Swadlincote Scarecrow Trail

Swadlincote Scarecrow Trail

Meet Thomas Sharpe! Farm boy to earthenware manufacturer, our contribution to this years Swadlincote Scarecrow Trail! The trail will be running from Sunday 5th to Sunday 19th September. Download the trail map from the organiser 'Swad in Bloom' and find all the...

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Heritage Open Days – Sharpe’s 200th Birthday Celebration!

Heritage Open Days – Sharpe’s 200th Birthday Celebration!

This September, for Heritage Open Days we will be celebrating 200 years of the Sharpe’s family and the creation of the pottery with Museum Tours, Object Handling and the launch of our Voices in the Museum interactive and 360 virtual tour! All of these activities are...

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We are looking for new Trust Board Members!

We are looking for new Trust Board Members!

Are you interested in the history and heritage of the local area? Or arts? Or pottery? Or all of those? Are you maybe wanting to make a contribution to an important local charity (time, not money). We are looking for some new Trust Board members! Sharpe's Pottery...

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Summer Fun at Sharpe’s Pottery Museum!

Summer Fun at Sharpe’s Pottery Museum!

A whole Summer of family fun is planned at Sharpe's Pottery Museum in Swadlincote including 'Paint a Pot', 'Clay Play', 'Discovery Days' and Djembe Drumming Workshops! There's something for everyone! Visit our Events page for all the latest events or follow the links...

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Sharpe’s Pottery Museum will be reopening on 24th June

Sharpe’s Pottery Museum will be reopening on 24th June

Sharpe’s Pottery Museum will be reopening on Thursday, 24th of June. Subject to all lockdown restrictions being lifted and Government guidelines in place you’ll be able to visit the Museum and kiln hovel and see what we have to offer. We can’t wait to show you our...

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You’re invited to Sharpe’s Pottery Museum Wedding Fayre!

You’re invited to Sharpe’s Pottery Museum Wedding Fayre!

You're invited to Sharpe's Pottery Museum Wedding Fayre on Sunday 6th June! Join a selection of some of the best suppliers across the county to help you on your journey with wedding planning. We will have suppliers there to cover everything from bridal gowns to...

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Iconic Photograph at the heart of Sharpe’s Pottery Museum

Iconic Photograph at the heart of Sharpe’s Pottery Museum

Until this week Jacky Jones, Trustee at The Magic Attic, only had a small postcard size photograph of her great grandfather John Thomson who worked as a potter at Sharpe’s Pottery in Swadlincote. John Thomson was born in Glasgow in 1869. He came down from Glasgow...

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