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Denby Pottery Village

Type:Museum - Industrial

Denby Pottery Village
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Denby Pottery Factory store


We are delighted to announce that the safe and gradual re-opening of Denby Pottery Village is underway.  

The Factory Shop, Cookshop, and The Garden Stall are now open every day between 10am & 4pm and Bourne's Kitchen between 10am & 3.30pm. 

The Denby Craft Studio will re-open its doors on Thursday 13th August with lots of fun and versatile ceramic shapes to choose from. We recommend that you book your space on 01773 740799 to avoid disappointment. A gradual re-opening of our Denby Experiences and more of the shops you love are to follow. 

Pick up a great bargain in the extensive Denby Factory Shop. All the latest patterns can be found, in addition discontinued lines, with seconds ranging from 30% to 60% off rrp. There are also 'only at Denby' exclusive bargains on trial lines arriving daily direct from the factory.

The Visitor Centre has a cookery theatre and the occasional visiting celebrity chef. Here free demonstrations are held twice a day by Denby Demonstrators lasting around 30 minutes.. Bourne's Restaurant serves snacks, meals and drinks prepared from local produce with healthy children's options and a carvery on Sundays. There is also a small museum, outdoor play area and plenty of picnic seating.

Regular Food and Gift events are held throughout the year, and there are special activities for kids during the school holidays.

Optional Pottery Tours
Denby Craftroom Tour (available 10th February to 18th October)
Suitable for all age groups. Find out how Denby is made, watch a video then enjoy hands on activities. Enjoy painting on plates and make a clay souvenir to take home. Duration 60 minutes. Available daily 11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm. Adults £5.25, Children £4.25 and Senior Citizens £4.25 (optional plate 'fire to keep' charge extra). A maximum of 2 wheelchair are allowed per Craftroom Tour.

Denby Factory Tour (available 10th February to 18th October, excluding factory holiday shutdown periods)
An all round experience of Denby. Tour the working Factory and see how the pottery is produced. Finish the tour in the Craftroom and enjoy painting on plates, and making a clay souvenir to take home. Duration 90 minutes. Available Monday to Thursdays at 10.30am and 1pm. Adults £6.95, Children £5.25 and Senior Citizens £5.25 (optional plate 'fire to keep' charge extra). Please note that due to health and safety reasons wheelchairs and pushchairs are not allowed in the working factory.

Pottery and Craft Room Tours

Daily pottery tours - paint a plate and make a frog. Attractive courtyard with award winning home, garden, cookery and gift shops, plus extensive Factory Shop. Free daily cookery demonstrations, museum, restaurant and outdoor play area.

Denby Factory Shopping Outlet

Daily pottery tours - paint a plate and make a frog. Attractive courtyard with award winning home, garden, cookery and gift shops, plus extensive Factory Shop. Free daily cookery demonstrations, museum, restaurant and outdoor play area.

Craft Centre

Open all year round, Denby Visitor Centre is next to the working pottery, set in a cobbled courtyard with award winning Home, Garden, Cookery and Gift shops.

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Museum and design library - Free of Charge
Factory Tours-please see our website


  • Visit EnglandVisitEngland Quality Assured Visitor Attraction VisitEngland Quality Assured Visitor Attraction 2019



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups
  • Guided tours for groups


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Guided tours for individuals
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome Host

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Opening Times

Open New Year

* Sunday Factory Shop and Home Store 11:00am - 5.00pm. The rest of the centre 10.00am - 5.00pm. Christmas opening times as follows:- Christmas Eve 9.30am - 4.00pm. Christmas Day and Boxing Day closed. New Year's Day 11.00am - 5.00pm.


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Just off the A38 on the B6179 (8 miles north of Derby, 2 miles south of Ripley).Accessible by Public Transport: Derby station is 10 miles away.

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Bourne's Restaurant at Denby Pottery VillageThe traditional British cuisine has a thoroughly modern twist, along with the interior which is light and contemporary with a choice of seating areas. In the Coffee section there are homemade cakes and scones along with speciality coffees.