Visit Ireland’s oldest working pottery over 160 years in business. This top-class Visitor Centre offers a fascinating insight into the world of Belleek and the process that takes place to deliver these world famous products.
Take a 30 minute guided tour and discover the manufacturing process that takes place to produce Belleek. See, hear and touch the product throughout the tour.
In the museum, you will see a collection of the finest Belleek every produced over the last 159 years – from domestic and toiletry wares to earthenware. The Belleek Visitor Book (1868-1884) is a popular attraction here as it records the visit of The Earl & Countess of Spencer, the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland and his wife in 1870.
The Belleek retail showroom is a modern, stylish retail outlet, displaying the vast product range of Belleek products for sale, from tableware collections to basketware.
A visit to Belleek Pottery is sure to be a memorable one for all age groups, with something for everyone to enjoy.
Bloomfield’s Trail – a trail for younger visitors
The Bloomfield Trail, called after the John Caldwell Bloomfield, founder of Belleek Pottery has been developed primarily for younger visitors and tells the story of how the pottery is made. A series of 16 hand-drawn, colourful ceramic plaques are located at key points on the pottery tour. Head of Design at Belleek, Fergus Cleary created the animations taking inspiration from a series of old photographs dating back to 1857.
On arrival at Belleek Pottery Visitor Centre, children are provided with a trail map at reception. As they accompany the adults on a guided tour they are looking, searching and identifying the plaques. The trail map has 16 points and the children have to follow the clues on the map to find the answers on the plaques throughout the tour.
ONE SIXTY Photographic Exhibition.
ONE SIXTY is a collection of moments and memories telling the story of Belleek Pottery over 16 decades. The story is told through photographs and showcases the people, scenery and industrial heritage of the Pottery.
Open Daily Year Round
January to February
Monday to Friday: 09:00-17:30
March to December
Monday to Friday: 09:00-17:30
Good Friday & Easter Monday: The centre is open but no tours are running
Tours: Available Monday to Friday, and also on Saturday mornings during high season. No tours on Sundays.
Visit duration: approx. 60 – 80 minutes.
Admission Prices 2019
Adult : £6.00
Senior (aged 65+): £4.00
Student (with valid ID): £4.00
Child (aged 0-11): Free
LANGUAGES: Free leaflets available in English. Free audio guide in English, French, German, Japanese and Italian.
DINING / REFRESHMENTS: Self-service tearoom serving hot meals and beverages.
SHOPPING: Belleek retail showroom selling a vast range of Belleek products from tableware collections to basketware.
PARKING: Free car and coach parking on-site.
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Fully wheelchair accessible with accessible toilets.
GROUPS: Group rates available (minimum 10 people). Pre-booking required.
ACCOLADES & AWARDS:
Belleek Pottery is 3 hours from Dublin. Take the N3 North West from Dublin toward Cavan. At the major roundabout before Cavan follow signs for Derrylin and Enniskillen. Continue this route to the outskirts of Enniskillen turning right at another roundabout for Enniskillen. Drive into the town perimeter and then turn left at the bridge on to the A46 for Belleek.
Belleek is 2 hours from Belfast. Take the M1 to Dungannon. Continue on the A4 for approximately 9 miles to the Ballygawley roundabout. Follow the A4 through Augher, Clogher and Fivemiletown until you reach Enniskillen. In Enniskillen follow the signs for Belleek (A46).
3 Main Street, Belleek, Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
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