We support the Sharpes Pottery Heritage and Arts Trust (external link). The visitor centre housed in the restored pottery works in the South Derbyshire town of Swadlincote, is a registered and accredited museum with exhibits and displays and the latest in interactive technology, which reveals the hidden treasures and fascinating facts behind a South Derbyshire pottery. The centre also houses Swadlincote Tourist Information Centre, People Express and The Magic Attic Archives.
Sharpe's Pottery Museum
Tel: 01283 222600
The Ferrers Gallery is a multi award winning gallery promoting British contemporary craft. The gallery is independently run and set in the stunning rural setting of Staunton Harold near Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire.
Telephone: 01332 863337
The brick building housing the Gallery was originally a shire horse stable, part of one of the working farms on Sir Francis Burdett's Foremarke Estate. Built in the 18th century it has many of its original features, hayrack and harness pegs. The Gallery aims to provide a fascinating mix of many diverse styles and skills with a welcoming vibrant atmosphere.
Telephone: 01332 865995 / 01332 862301
Telephone: 01332 865333
Spectacular brick structure outside South Derbyshire District, completed in 1806 and now a scheduled Ancient Monument.
Telephone: 01283 224667
First established in 1989, the gallery stocks at least 50 of Britain's leading Contemporary Studio Potters.
Telephone: 01283 585348
Provides a fascinating insight into the 18th century canal transhipment port of Shardlow.
Telephone: 01332 792489
This is a one-stop shop for arts activities and news across Derbyshire and Derby City, including a directory of Derbyshire artists and arts organisations. http://www.artsderbyshire.org.uk/ (external link)
For a wider listing of Museums and Galleries in Derbyshire, please visit Derbyshire County Council
Tel: 0845 643 5513
South Derbyshire District Council
Conservation and Heritage
Telephone: 01283 221000
Fax: 01283 595850
Online: contact form
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