Our award winning Heritage Lottery Funded Exhibition ‘A Toilet Story’. This Exhibition tells the little known story of South Derbyshire’s importance in the international development of public health during the 19th and 20th centuries. This exhibition delves deeper into South Derbyshire’s production of sanitary ware, toilets and sewage pipes, which were sold worldwide and are still in situ today. This all comes to life in an exciting interactive exhibition..
The South Derbyshire Potteries Gallery includes a scale model of the Sharpe’s when it was a working pottery alongside many exhibits of domestic and decorative pieces produced by local potteries; these include Bretby Art Pottery, T.G. Green and Moira Pottery.
We have a distinct collection of the famed Cornish Ware pots.
The Museum hosts a variety of Temporary Exhibitions throughout the year in the Lower Gallery and the Kiln. More information will we be given at a later date. It will celebrate local heritage, history, archaeology and arts. We are also hoping to bring you more exhibitions as we continue to regularly refresh our collection.
History through the ages in relation to the rise and fall of the South Derbyshire Pottery Industry. More Information to follow.