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Sharpe's Pottery Museum

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A cracking place for a family vidit. Very entertaining.

There is everything here for a family. A cafe which serves nice food. The Museum itself is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ayupmidook
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Hartshorne, United Kingdom
Fantastic place

If you like local history about Swadlincote Derbyshire UK then this is the place to go it's full to... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2018
Kev P
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Sharpe's Pottery Museum is home to the local heritage of Swadlincote and surrounding areas, the iconic building is home to the Museum Collections & Exhibitions, Swadlincote Tourist Information Centre, Cafe Espresso & The Magic Attic Archives. We...more
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23 West Street, Swadlincote DE11 9DG, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is everything here for a family. A cafe which serves nice food. The Museum itself is interesting, and tells the visitor a lot about the various potteries that were in the area. Well woth a visit.

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Reviewed 26 July 2018

If you like local history about Swadlincote Derbyshire UK then this is the place to go it's full to the brim with locaĺ information.

Thank Kev P
Reviewed 8 April 2018

I was delighted to discover this museum as I am interested in barge pots or Measham Ware which were made in this area. To find a kiln chimney intact was worth the visit on its own. Inside there are a range of displays which focus...More

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Lara R, Manager at Sharpe's Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thank you for your detailed review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 21 January 2018

Loved learning about the pottery industry & seeing dishes, mixing bowls that my Grandmother has passed down! Was horrified to see how much devastation the mining & pottery industry had had on the countryside. Well worth a pop in to learn about our history. The...More

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Reviewed 17 December 2017

Fascinating reminder of a bygone industrial age, and all that survives of 6 pottery kilns at the Sharpe's works. Inside you can walk into the kiln to learn about the history of the works and pottery making in the area, then go upstairs to see...More

Thank Julie P
Lara R, Manager at Sharpe's Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write such a comprehensive review. It's very much appreciated.

Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful building full of industrial history about the local area. Learn about the pottery industry through very interesting local guides. If you have chance also visit the Magic Attic which has virtually every local newspaper going back to 1800’s and loads of other...More

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Lara R, Manager at Sharpe's Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thank you very much for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

This is an unusual two-floor museum in the heart of this small town. Entrance is free and downstairs is the tourist office where many hundreds of brochures are either free or available for a small charge. From there you then walk through to what was...More

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Lara R, Manager at Sharpe's Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

We wandered around here at our leisure , it would have been better if there were some staff available to answer any questions . Spent less than an hour here , although the cafe looked very nice . Little play area outside . Interesting to...More

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Lara R, Manager at Sharpe's Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Thank you for your review. We take note of all visitor feedback and appreciate your comments.

Reviewed 10 September 2017

I fail to see how one could not to be intrigued by the history of the Loo and the pipes and the industry and the industrialists and the area, as portrayed by some very informative displays and actual devices all enhanced by the very knowledgeable...More

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Lara R, Manager at Sharpe's Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

We are very grateful to receive your fantastic review of our museum and will pass on your comments to our volunteer guides. We look forward to seeing you at Sharpe's again.

Reviewed 19 July 2017

There were a dozen of us who visited as a group and were given the added bonus of a tour by a most enthusiastic guide called Tony. Admittedly we expected to be enlightened or we would not have arranged the visit but we were not...More

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Sorry for the delay in replying the entry is free and so is the parking.
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