What’s on?

TO COMPLY WITH COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, SHARPE’S POTTERY MUSEUM IS CURRENTLY CLOSED. the museum will be reopening on thursday 24th june. PLEASE VISIT OUR NEWS PAGE AND SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS FOR FURTHER UPDATES.

Events

Sharpe’s Pottery Heritage and Arts Trust is returning to its roots, or under the earth to be precise!

We will be offering a regular programme of clay activities, to include Raku events, slip casting sessions and pottery classes.

There will be something for everyone to try, to make and to keep as a permanent reminder of our local Heritage origins.

Other exciting and varied craft and expressive arts activities are also in the pipeline. 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.

Tours
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.

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).