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Christmas and New Year Opening Times!

Christmas and New Year Opening Times!

Sharpe's will be closing for Christmas at the close of day on 23rd December, so our Staff and Volunteers can have a well earned break with their families. We will be reopening on Thursday 6th January 2022! Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank...

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New Job Opportunities for Team Leader Visitor Experience

New Job Opportunities for Team Leader Visitor Experience

Exciting opportunity at Sharpe’s Pottery Museum Role: Team Leader Visitor Experience Organisation: Sharpe’s Pottery Heritage and Arts Trust Limited Reports to: Business and Development Manager Location: Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, Swadlincote Contract type: This is a...

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Sharpe’s Advent Calendar: Adopt an Object this Christmas!

Sharpe’s Advent Calendar: Adopt an Object this Christmas!

Show some support for your local heritage when selecting a gift for friends and family this Christmas by 'Adopting an Object' from our museum collection. Each day we will be revealing one of the items from our collection that can be "adopted" on our Advent Calendar....

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Christmas is coming to Sharpe’s

Christmas is coming to Sharpe’s

Christmas is coming to Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, kicking off with the Christmas Market running from 25th to 28th November! Soak up the festive atmosphere at the museum and see the kiln lit up for Christmas as you browse a range of stalls offering Christmas crafts and...

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Open Studio with Louise Mary Designs

Open Studio with Louise Mary Designs

We are delighted to welcome silversmith Louise Mary Designs to Sharpe's Pottery Museum. In September, Louise moved into her brand new  studio based within the museum, just a few miles down the road from where her previous workshop was located. Over the weekend of 20th...

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East Midlands – Map Your History

East Midlands – Map Your History

We're delighted to be part of the Map your History Project thanks to The Earth Museum! View your world from a new perspective! Dive in, travel back in time and explore these interactive history maps online, created by community-based museums across the East Midlands....

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Murder on the Swadlincote Loop!

Murder on the Swadlincote Loop!

Prepare for an evening of history and mystery on 20th November at Sharpe’s Pottery Museum in Swadlincote with this Murder Mystery evening specially created for this occasion! What could possibly go wrong?!  Passengers will board the ‘Disorient Express’ Train on route...

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Fireworks fun at the Museum!

Fireworks fun at the Museum!

Remember, remember, the fifth of November as Sharpe’s Pottery Museum will be celebrating Guy Fawkes Night with an illuminated display of Fireworks in the Kiln that has never been seen before!  Sharpe's Fireworks in the Kiln is a fun-packed family event featuring a...

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Spooktacular Half Term fun at Sharpe’s Pottery Museum

Spooktacular Half Term fun at Sharpe’s Pottery Museum

There’s a whole host of spooktacular and ghoulish fun for all the family planned at Sharpe’s Pottery Museum this Half Term including Family Craft Workshops and Ghost Hunts!  Tribal Vibes will be waking up the museum and kicking the half term activities off with their...

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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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