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Leach Pottery

St Ives Cornwall England
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Founded in 1920 by Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada, the Leach Pottery is probably the most famous and certainly the most influential studio pottery in the world.

For decades it forged the shape of studio pottery production in the UK and beyond. Scores of potters, students and apprentices trained here, attracted from all across the world and creating an unusual mix of the very local and the completely global. Today the Leach Pottery is a living tribute to Bernard Leach and his legacy.


The purpose built new studio houses our resident professional potters and degree students. It also provides flexible workspace for visiting international artists, apprentices, short course and intensive course participants.

The tableware produced is sold through the Leach Pottery shop, website and through a small number of quality shops and outlets.

The Leach Pottery is supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

Exhibitions and Museum

As well as the old workshop built by Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada, the Museum also houses a 3-chambered climbing kiln from the 1920s.
We hold exhibitions of historical and contemporary ceramics.


Education is at the heart of our work at the Leach Pottery ranging from schools' workshops and family sessions to professional development and postgraduate studies.

Pottery Sales

We sell a very wide range of pottery from different makers - many of whom have worked in the old pottery workshop.

Treasure Parks

Redruth Cornwall England
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Treasure Park, one of Cornwall's leading free attractions, offers shopping experiences and activities to entertain the whole family. Enjoy the beautiful gardens or dine in the Cornish Pantry Restaurant, followed by an ice cream or speciality coffee in the Starstruck café.

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National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Falmouth Cornwall England
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Winner of the Telegraph Family Friendly Museum Award 2014, silver winner of UK Heritage Attraction of the Year at the British Travel Awards 2014 and Best Museum at the Cornwall Today Awards 2014, the National Maritime Museum Cornwall has 15 galleries, over five floors beautifully illustrating the past, present and future of our island nation.

Take an epic journey into the Viking world with the new Viking Voyagers exhibition. Discover the secret to the Vikings success and explore the truth behind the popular myth of the bloodthirsty raiders.

Get up close to rare antiquities, many on display for the first time in the UK, on loan from the British Museum, National Museum of Ireland, Manx National Heritage and National Museum of Denmark. Encounter Norse voyagers and experience Viking life over 1000 years ago with interactive exhibits and climb aboard a full scale replica Viking ship.

So much more than just a Museum about boats, explore the stories of the people who used these vessels and the adventures they had in them. Ascend the 100ft Look Out tower and see Falmouth's famous harbour from the skies; descend into the Tidal Zone to appreciate one of only three natural underwater galleries in the world; and be spellbound by a sky filled with a flotilla of flying boats. Explore our maritime heritage and heroes, discover Cornwall's past, its people and the part they played in making Britain great.

With hands-on activities, talks, lectures, workshops, rotating events and exhibitions, there's so much happening, don't miss your chance for a visit. The National Maritime Museum Cornwall is the Museum to have fun in whatever the weather!

Open daily 10am-5pm, seven days a week. Closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day

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The Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre

St. Austell Cornwall England
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The Shipwreck and historical artefacts on display in the centre are the largest private collection of this type on public display in Europe.

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The Bodmin & Wenford Railway

Bodmin Cornwall England
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Discover the excitement and nostalgia of steam travel with a journey back in time on the Bodmin & Wenford Railway, Cornwall's only full size railway still operated by steam locomotives.

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