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Talk, Sat 19 Nov 2016



Sharpe's Pottery Museum

01283 222600


West Street,
DE11 9DG


Magic Attic's illustrated talk based on the original characters, features and history of the buildings in the town centre 'beyond the smoke'.
Booking required.
Part of the Swadlincote Townscape project supported by Heritage Lottery Fund.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Disabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 19 Nov 2016 10:30 to 12:00


£5.00 - includes light refreshments.



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Map reference: SK 298195  Lat: 52.77271 Long: -1.55926

From the M42 leave at Junction 11 following the A444 towards Burton-on-Trent. Follow signs for Swadlincote - turning right at the roundabout at Cadley Hill. Continue to next traffic island & turn right - signed Church Gresley - Hearthcote Road & proceed for approx. 2 miles & turn right towards the Rink Industrial Estate. As the road bends to the left, Sharpe's is on the left-hand side. Follow the road around to the right & park behind Sharpe's in the public car park.

From the A50 leave at Junction 3 signed Swadlincote.Take the A514 (signed Melbourne & Swadlincote). Continue on the A514 through Ticknall & Hartshone, following signs for Swadlincote. Continue on the A514 over the A511 roundabout still following signs for Swadlincote. Straight over at the mini-roundabout into Civic Way. At the large roundabout (Sainsbury's) turn left up the hill & then left into West Street. Sharpe's is on the lefthand side when the road bends to the right. Park behind Sharpe's in the public car park.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 7 miles from Burton upon Trent station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas


  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system


  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu


  • Added HH 10/03/09