What’s on?


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.

School Visits & Tours

School Visits
Site tours for local schools can be booked to take place on weekdays.

We are keen to develop a STEAM based programme of activities with local schools based upon our ‘Toilet Story,’ artistic pottery and local history.

A guided tour of the museum will be available to book and will include the newly reinterpreted interior and the listed architecture of the outside buildings to include the bottle kiln.

The National Forest

The National Forest is a story of regeneration. 25 years ago, large swathes of the Midlands landscape had been left scarred by centuries of coal mining and other heavy industry. But a passionate group of people had a vision: a forest. The first forest to be created at scale in England for over 1000 years, it transformed and literally turned the landscape from black to green.


Visit South Derbyshire is your guide to South Derbyshire and the National Forest. Here you will information about what’s on, things to do, places to stay and where to eat, drink and shop. There are also interactive maps, walking trails and cycling routes. 

Heritage Trails

The local history archive, The Magic Attic, contains a vast number of photographs and resources from Swadlincote’s past.

These, along with research and photos from individuals, have been used to create a Heritage Trail around Swadlincote in two parts – Swadlincote Town Centre and Swadlincote Villages (Church Gresley, Midway, Newhall, Woodville and Hartshorne).

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