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Sharpe's Pottery Museum & Coffee Shop

Swadlincote, Derbyshire

Sharpe's Pottery Museum & Coffee Shop

Explore this award winning pottery site, exhibiting internationally important pottery and sanitary ware, plus The National Forest story. Visit the Tourist Information Centre, café, gift shop, playzone and activities for all.

Facilities

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  • Accepts Credit CardsAccepts Credit Cards

  • Baby Changing FacilitiesBaby Changing Facilities

  • Car ParkingCar Parking

  • Children WelcomeChildren Welcome

  • Children's Play AreaChildren's Play Area

  • Conference FacilitiesConference Facilities

  • Disabled ParkingDisabled Parking

  • Disabled ToiletsDisabled Toilets

  • Educational ActivitiesEducational Activities

  • Gift ShopGift Shop

  • Information CentreInformation Centre

  • LicencedLicenced

  • Restaurant CafeRestaurant Cafe

  • ToiletsToilets

  • Wheelchair AccessWheelchair Access

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  • Opening times

    Museum and TIC
    All year: Mon - Sat
    10am - 4.30pm

    Cafe
    All year: Mon - Sat
    10am - 4pm

    Museum, TIC and Cafe
    Bank Holiday Mondays
    10am - 3pm

    Museum, TIC and Coffee Shop
    Christmas and New Year
    Closed

  • Admissions

    Museum
    Adult: Free

    Group tours including refreshments
    Adult: 5.00
    Concession: 5.00
    Child : 5.00

  • Address

    23, West Street, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 9DG

Upcoming Events

Family Pottery Workshop
Family Pottery Workshop

Family Pottery Workshop

25 August 2017, 10.30 to 12.00 | £2.50pp

Sharpe's Pottery Museum & Coffee Shop, Swadlincote, Derbyshire01283 222600info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk


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Jayne Proctor from Sheepshead Designs will guide us through this mini-series of workshops, exploring a different pottery technique each week. This time around she will show you how to create a buzzy bee or other insect, using the "sausage/coil" technique. If you attended last weeks workshop you can also try putting the "thumb/pinch" technique into pratice again! Come and get creative in this session, or book on to them all. Suitable for ages 5+ and no previous experience is needed. All materials included and children must be accompanied.

(http://www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk)

Family Pottery Workshop
Family Pottery Workshop

Family Pottery Workshop

25 August 2017, 13.00 to 14.30 | £2.50pp

Sharpe's Pottery Museum & Coffee Shop, Swadlincote, Derbyshire01283 222600info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk


Find out more

Jayne Proctor from Sheepshead Designs will guide us through this mini-series of workshops, exploring a different pottery technique each week. This time around she will show you how to create a buzzy bee or other insect, using the "sausage/coil" technique. If you attended last weeks workshop you can also try putting the "thumb/pinch" technique into pratice again! Come and get creative in this session, or book on to them all. Suitable for ages 5+ and no previous experience is needed. All materials included and children must be accompanied.

(http://www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk)

Fab Fabric and Wonderful Wool
Fab Fabric and Wonderful Wool

Fab Fabric and Wonderful Wool

29 August 2017, 10.30 to 13.00 | Free

Sharpe's Pottery Museum & Coffee Shop, Swadlincote, Derbyshire01283 222600info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk


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Free fun for all the family - join the Adult Education Team at Sharpe's and make your own sock monsters, mobile covers, wooly creatures and puppets. All materials provided and children must be accompanied by an adult.

(http://www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk)

Museum Guided Tour
Museum Guided Tour

Museum Guided Tour

30 August 2017, 12.30 to 13.30 | Free

Sharpe's Pottery Museum & Coffee Shop, Swadlincote, Derbyshire01283 222600info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk


Find out more

Join one of our knewledgable and friendly guides for our free, monthly tour around the kiln and museum.

(http://www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk)

Family Pottery Workshop
Family Pottery Workshop

Family Pottery Workshop

01 September 2017, 10.30 to 12.00 | £2.50pp

Sharpe's Pottery Museum & Coffee Shop, Swadlincote, Derbyshire01283 222600info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk


Find out more

Jayne Proctor from Sheepshead Designs will guide us through this mini-series of workshops, exploring a different pottery technique each week. For this last instalment you will be shown how to make your own "lego-inspired" mini figure using the "slab" technique. Come along for this session, or book onto them all. Suitable for ages 5+ and no previous experience is necessary. All materials are included and children must be accompanied.

(http://www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk)

Family Pottery Workshop
Family Pottery Workshop

Family Pottery Workshop

01 September 2017, 13.00 to 14.30 | £2.50pp

Sharpe's Pottery Museum & Coffee Shop, Swadlincote, Derbyshire01283 222600info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk


Find out more

Jayne Proctor from Sheepshead Designs will guide us through this mini-series of workshops, exploring a different pottery technique each week. For this last instalment you will be shown how to make your own "lego-inspired" mini figure using the "slab" technique. Come along for this session, or book onto them all. Suitable for ages 5+ and no previous experience is necessary. All materials are included and children must be accompanied.

(http://www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk)

Antiques Valuation Day
Antiques Valuation Day

Antiques Valuation Day

06 September 2017, 14.30 to 16.00 | £1 per item/set

Sharpe's Pottery Museum & Coffee Shop, Swadlincote, Derbyshire01283 222600info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk


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Bring your antiques and family heirlooms along to the museum and get them valued by Bamfords Auctioneers.

(http://www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk)

Heritage Open Days
Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days

07 September 2017 to 09 September 2017, 10.00 to 16.00 | Free

Sharpe's Pottery Museum & Coffee Shop, Swadlincote, Derbyshire01283 222600info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk


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HODs has returned and to celebrate we will be offering free guided tours around our kiln and museum. In addition we will be setting up a special exhibition to commemorate the 50 year anniversary of Sharpe's closure as a working pottery.

(http://www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk)

Rag Rug Workshop
Rag Rug Workshop

Rag Rug Workshop

09 September 2017, 10.00 to 13.00 | £35pp

Sharpe's Pottery Museum & Coffee Shop, Swadlincote, Derbyshire01283 222600info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk


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Why not spruce up your home with something bespoke and handmade in this latest craft workshop? Come along to Sharpe's and learn the traditional art of rag-rugging with Sarah from Ollie Bobs. Suitable for bginners and the more advanced students alike. All materials and refreshments are included.

(http://www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk)

Glass Etching Workshop
Glass Etching Workshop

Glass Etching Workshop

09 September 2017, 10.30 to 13.00 | £1 per piece

Sharpe's Pottery Museum & Coffee Shop, Swadlincote, Derbyshire01283 222600info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk


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Guest glass artist Andy Carlile will be showing you how to make your very own "Swadlincote Souvenir" in this drop in glass etching session. You can bring along your own pictures and designs, or you can use one of ours for inspiration.

(http://www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk)

Weds. Talk - "The Life and Times of Enid Blyton"
Weds. Talk - "The Life and Times of Enid Blyton"

Weds. Talk - "The Life and Times of Enid Blyton"

13 September 2017, 14.00 to 16.00 | £2.50pp

Sharpe's Pottery Museum & Coffee Shop, Swadlincote, Derbyshire01283 222600info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk


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Step into the past with guest speaker Paul Newsham, as he provides a fascinating insight into the life and times of popular children's author; Enid Blyton.

(http://www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk)

Museum Guided Tour
Museum Guided Tour

Museum Guided Tour

27 September 2017, 12.30 to 13.30 | Free

Sharpe's Pottery Museum & Coffee Shop, Swadlincote, Derbyshire01283 222600info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk


Find out more

Join one of our knowledgable and friendly guides for our free, monthly tour around the kiln and museum.

(http://www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk)

Felt Flower Workshop
Felt Flower Workshop

Felt Flower Workshop

30 September 2017, 10.30 to 12.30 | £20pp

Sharpe's Pottery Museum & Coffee Shop, Swadlincote, Derbyshire01283 222600info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk


Find out more

Familiarise yourself with the fascinating world of felt working with Sarah from Ollie Bobs. Why not bring a friend along and master the art of felt-flower making together? All materials and refreshments are included.

(http://www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk)

Antiques Valuation Day
Antiques Valuation Day

Antiques Valuation Day

04 October 2017, 14.30 to 16.00 | Free

Sharpe's Pottery Museum & Coffee Shop, Swadlincote, Derbyshire01283 222600info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk


Find out more

Bring your antiques and family heirlooms along to the museum and get them valued by Bamford's Auctioneers. No booking necessary!

(http://www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk)

Sat. Talk - "Townscape; Made in Swad. Pt. I"
Sat. Talk - "Townscape; Made in Swad. Pt. I"

Sat. Talk - "Townscape; Made in Swad. Pt. I"

07 October 2017, 10.30 to 12.00 | £5pp

Sharpe's Pottery Museum & Coffee Shop, Swadlincote, Derbyshire01283 222600info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk


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We will be joined by guest speakers from the Magic Attic for this latest illustrated talk in the "Townscape Series". Listen to the tale of our town's industrial successes, with particular reference being made to the "Townscape Route" along Swadlincote High Street. Refreshments included.

(http://www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk)

Weds. Talk - "The Hidden Story of 1066"
Weds. Talk - "The Hidden Story of 1066"

Weds. Talk - "The Hidden Story of 1066"

11 October 2017, 14.00 to 16.00 | £2.50pp

Sharpe's Pottery Museum & Coffee Shop, Swadlincote, Derbyshire01283 222600info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk


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Guest speaker Mike Kelley will be delving into the hidden story of the Battle of Hastings, by looking at the traumatic events between Christmas Day 1065 and Christmas Day 1066.

(http://www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk)

Quiz and Chips Night
Quiz and Chips Night

Quiz and Chips Night

20 October 2017, 19.00 to 21.00 | £6.50pp

Sharpe's Pottery Museum & Coffee Shop, Swadlincote, Derbyshire01283 222600info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk


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Ready your teams and pit your wits against our infamous quizmaster.  There's a prize for the winning team and fish and chips all around, as well as a raffle draw to enter. Refreshments and a limited bar will also be made available throughout the evening.

(http://www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk)

Button Brooch Workshop
Button Brooch Workshop

Button Brooch Workshop

21 October 2017, 10.00 to 12.00 | £20pp

Sharpe's Pottery Museum & Coffee Shop, Swadlincote, Derbyshire01283 222600info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk


Find out more

Try something different with Sarah from Ollie Bobs and learn how to make your very own button brooch. Great to make as a handmade gift, or to wear as a personal adornment.  All materials and refreshments included.

(http://www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk)

Townscape Glass Workshop
Townscape Glass Workshop

Townscape Glass Workshop

25 October 2017, 10.30 to 13.00 | £5pp

Sharpe's Pottery Museum & Coffee Shop, Swadlincote, Derbyshire01283 222600info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk


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Be inspired by Swadlincote's historic architecture and design your very own glass piece in celebration of the ongoing "HLF Townscape Project". You can also create an additional glass coaster or dish to take home with you. All materials included.

(http://www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk)

Museum Guided Tour
Museum Guided Tour

Museum Guided Tour

25 October 2017, 12.30 to 13.30 | Free

Sharpe's Pottery Museum & Coffee Shop, Swadlincote, Derbyshire01283 222600info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk


Find out more

Join one of our knowledgable and friendly guides for our free, monthly tour around the kiln and museum.

(http://www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk)

Halloween Hi Jinks - A Scooby Doo Mystery
Halloween Hi Jinks - A Scooby Doo Mystery

Halloween Hi Jinks - A Scooby Doo Mystery

27 October 2017, 17.00 to 18.30 | Free

Sharpe's Pottery Museum & Coffee Shop, Swadlincote, Derbyshire01283 222600info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk


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Something spooky is going on at the museum and we need your help to solve the mystery. Follow the clues and complete the activities to help the gang discover exactly "who-dunnit". Great for all "meddling kids" aged 8 and upwards.

(http://www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk)

Sat. Talk - "Black Country Ghosts"
Sat. Talk - "Black Country Ghosts"

Sat. Talk - "Black Country Ghosts"

28 October 2017, 10.00 to 12.00 | £5pp

Sharpe's Pottery Museum & Coffee Shop, Swadlincote, Derbyshire01283 222600info@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk


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As all hallows eve approaches Anthony Poulton-Smith will be regailing audiences with snippets from his "Black Country Ghosts" book, before ending with a tale about the oddest of phone calls ...

(http://www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk)

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