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Denby Visitor Centre

Denby Visitor Centre, Derby Road, Denby, Derbyshire, DE5 8NX
Tel: 01773 740799
Fax: 01773 740749

Set in an attractive centre around a cobbled courtyard, Denby has a choice of fully guided Pottery Tours. Save up to 60% off in the Denby Factory Shop. Watch a free Cookery Demonstration, enjoy a meal or snack in Bourne’s Restaurant and browse the cookery, garden, gift and home stores. Regular events include Food and Gift Fayres

Tours of the Pottery

Choose from the Family Craftroom Tour available daily at 11am,12pm, 2pm and 3pm or the more comprehensive Factory Tour available Monday to Thursday at 10.30am and 1pm. Find out how Denby is made and learn about the pottery past and present. Both tours end with a chance to make a clay souvenir to take home, and paint in glaze on to a Denby plate. If you like what you’ve painted you can have it fired to keep for an additional charge. Tours are available February to October.

Denby Factory Shop

The famous Factory Shop is packed full of discounts on Denby current and harder to find patterns. Save up to 60% off rrp on pottery, glass, textiles and the new Denby Cookware including pans, knives, bakeware, utensils and cast iron ware. Current offers can be found on the Denby website.

Free Cookery Demonstrations

The Theatre has hosted demonstrations by many celebrity chefs over the years including James Martin and Brian Turner, but on a daily basis our experienced Demonstrators entertain with half hour demonstrations (normally at 12.30pm and 2.3pm) including various recipes, tips and hints – and there’s a free recipe to take away with you to try at home.


Our award winning shops include The Denby Home Store. This contemporary store opened in 2006 and is a showcase for all new Denby products and other top brands. Our other shops include Dartington Crystal Factory Shop, Gift Shops, The Garden Emporium and The Denby Cookery Emporium.


Denby celebrated 200 years in 2009, and you can see examples from the company’s heritage in the small museum. Included are pieces from early salt glazed ware through to novelties from the 1930s and then more recent tableware such as Greenwheat and Arabesque from the 1950s and 60s.

Bourne’s Restaurant

Named after Denby’s founding family, Bourne’s serves Derbyshire fayre using ingredients sourced locally. Enjoy Denby’s own blend coffee and delicious home-baked cakes and a Carvery on Sundays and Mondays. There is also a deli bar for sandwiches and a choice of main courses daily. Bourne’s has a selection of seating areas including the roof terrace.

There are picnic benches in the courtyard and a children’s outdoor play area close to the entrance of the Visitor Centre.


There are regular events and activities over bank holiday periods and children's holidays. These include Wedding Fayres, as well as Food & Gift Fayres for summer and Christmas.

Please see the What's On page for details.

Centre Opening times:
Mon-Sat: 9.30am - 5pm
Sundays: Centre 10am - 5pm (Sundays Factory Shop and Home Store open 11am – 5pm)

Dates Open:
Daily except for Christmas Day & Boxing Day

Entry: Free Admission and Parking

Call now on: 01773 740799
Please mention Visit Derbyshire when you call.

Location: 2 miles south of Ripley, just off A38
Dates Open: Daily except for Christmas Day & Boxing Day
Open Times: Mon-Sat 9.30am-5pm. Sundays: (Centre) 10am-5pm. (Factory Shop & Home Store) 11am-5pm.
Entry: Free Admission and Parking

Call now on:
01773 740799
Please mention Visit Derbyshire when you call.




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