Pottery Tours at Belleek Visitor Centre

About the event

Visit Belleek Visitor Centre for a guided pottery tour, there are a range of experiences to choose from…

Experience 1: Guided 30 minute tour, £7pp

See the full manufacturing and creative process behind every piece of Belleek fine china produced on site since 1857! Visitor participation is encouraged throughout the tour, glazing product and breaking pieces that do not meet the required standard.

Experience 2: The Bloomfield Trail Family Experience, £8 per child, includes refreshments. 

This interactive children’s trail tells the story of how the pottery is made using the character of Belleek founder, Mr. Bloomfield. A series of 16 hand drawn, colourful ceramic plaques are located at key points on the pottery tour. Lots of fun for all the family.

Experience 3: Good Morning Belleek – Guided tour/Morning Coffee, £12 pp

Your experience begins with our 30 minute guided tour with full access behind the scenes of the manufacturing and creative process that goes into every piece of Belleek fine china, produced on site since 1857. As part of your experience enjoy tea/coffee and freshly baked scones in the Belleek restaurant, overlooking the banks of Lough Erne after browsing the Belleek collection in the retail showroom.

Experience 4: Afternoon at Belleek Guided Tour/Afternoon Tea, £25 pp

Your experience begins with our 30 minute guided tour with full access behind the scenes of the manufacturing and creative process that goes into every piece of Belleek fine china, produced on site since 1857. As part of your experience enjoy afternoon tea in the Belleek restaurant, overlooking the banks of Lough Erne after browsing the Belleek collection in the retail showroom.

Experience 5: ‘Hands on’ Belleek Experience, £50 pp

This exclusive group tour programme focuses on giving visitors a truly ‘hands on’ understanding of Ireland’s oldest pottery.

The focal point of the tour will be a practical demonstration of ‘the art of Belleek’ by a Master Craftsperson, followed by the opportunity to try creating their own unique piece of Belleek.  This may include modelling parian china flowers, painting a plate or fixing a handle to a Belleek tea cup.

All participants will receive their finished items in the post.

Find out more about the experiences here.

Where is it taking place?

3 Main Street,
Belleek,
Co Fermanagh,
N.Ireland,
BT93 3FY

When is it taking place?

Tour Times are currently between 10.30am – 2.30pm (Monday – Friday). There are no tours at the weekend.

Price and do you need to book?

£7-£50

Yes, booking required. Please call 028 6865 8501 or send an email to takethetour@belleek.ie.

Contact details

T: 028 6865 8501

E: takethetour@belleek.ie

Website

 

Additional information:

This event is a part of August Craft Month held in collaboration with Design & Crafts Council Ireland and Cork Craft & Design. 2023 will mark the 17th annual August Craft Month in NI with makers all across the island of Ireland getting involved.

Disclaimer

All August Craft Month events are run independently by the event organisers. For questions regarding this event please contact the event organiser directly.

Event Details

Start Date: Aug 1

Start Time: 10:30 am

End Date: Aug 31

End Time: 2:30 pm

Location: Co. Fermannagh

Type: Studio Tour

Price: £7-£50

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