With easy access to shops, parking and public services, a comfortable ground floor Conference Room is available for hire at Sharpe's Pottery, West Street, Swadlincote, Derbyshire. The museum, café and disabled toilet facilities are close by, within the same building, which has a lift and is wheelchair friendly.

There is a designated Heritage car parking area, which is accessed via the Sharpe's Industrial Estate off Alexandra Road, and specific disabled spaces are in West Street. There is also a free public car park within 100 yards.

The multi-purpose meeting room and lecture theatre, sponsored by the Derbyshire Building Society, seats a maximum of: 50 people "Theatre" style in rows, and 30 people "Conference" or "Café" style. Layout can be in accordance with your requirements and there is a relaxed, peaceful ambience.

The hiring charges are: 12 per hour 9am to 5pm, and 16 per hour 8am to 9am and 5pm to 9pm. Refreshments, or buffets ranging from 3.50 to 8 per head, are available on request - see Catering Facilities below.
Hire of equipment at 10 per session includes flip chart, overhead projector, LCD ceiling projector, screen and hearing loop.

'Talk and Tour' arrangements can be made for parties.


Menu Options

Drinks only or a variety of "delicious" buffet lunch options can be provided. Food is freshly prepared on the premises by an experienced catering team who will try to meet any individual requirements, including vegetarian options, following discussion. Please note that buffet orders must be received at least 10 days prior to the event.

Option 1 (Basic) - Selection of sandwiches and crisps - 3.50 per person.
Option 2 - Basic plus filled wraps - 4.50 per person.
Option 3 - Basic plus filled wraps & Fruit or Cakes - 5.20 per person.
Option 4 - Basic plus filled wraps, breaded chicken, lattice parcels and sausage rolls - 6 per person.
Option 5 - Basic plus filled wraps, chicken satay, lattice parcels, feta & olive sticks, mini quiche tartlets & Fruit or Cakes - 8 per person.

A tailor made finger buffet to suit individual requirements can be discussed with the Catering Manager.


Tea/Coffee - 12 per 20 persons.
Sparkling/Still water - 1.50 per 1 litre bottle.
Orange Juice - 3.75 per jug.
Assorted biscuits - 3 per tray.

For further information or bookings, please contact Sharpe's Pottery Museum by telephoning 01283 222600 or +(44) (0)1283 222600 from outside the UK.

Another site that may be of interest: Derbyshire Archæological Society.