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Belleek Pottery & Visitor Centre

3 Main Street, Belleek BT93 3FY, Northern Ireland
+44 28 6865 9300
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Great Tour Inside the Workings

Our Trafalgar coach group was given an excellent tour "inside the workings" of the pottery... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
EwanderingMan
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
Nice Tour

The tour is interesting. It is a busy place with many tour groups stopping for a visit. We had a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
DianaJoan
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Monroe, North Carolina
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Winner of the 2014 Northern Ireland Tourist Board "Best Visitor Experience 2014" Belleek Pottery & Visitor Centre is home to one of the oldest working Potteries in the world beginning it's existence in 1857. Guided tours of the complete production facility are offered giving guests a real opportunity to see how the product has been made throughout the ages, from start to finish. Many of the unique tools and techniques are still used today being handed down from generation to generation. Guests are afforded the opportunity to also meet with the craftspeople along the way and even get the chance to try casting a new piece, dipping in transparent glaze, painting some of the beautiful hues of pastel colours or even breaking products in our QA rejects department! After the Pottery tour our guests are invited to relax in our Belleek tearoom and have a cup of coffee or lunch whilst looking out on the River Erne.
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3 Main Street, Belleek BT93 3FY, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 6865 9300
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our Trafalgar coach group was given an excellent tour "inside the workings" of the pottery operation. It was amazing to see some of the fine handcrafting, and it was very nice to be able to talk (and photograph) the artisans while they worked.

Thank EwanderingMan
Reviewed 4 days ago

The tour is interesting. It is a busy place with many tour groups stopping for a visit. We had a small group of independent travelers and the tour was worth taking. It is a nice place to purchase pottery and many are not badly priced.

Thank DianaJoan
Reviewed 5 days ago

Educational and interesting even if you're not a fan of fine china, the tour guide we had was truly entertaining. The Belleek Pottery & Visitor Centre was one of the stops on our coach tour; as we visited on a Saturday, it was not running...More

Thank _bhsiang
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The little museum is very interesting, but the tour of the Factory is the real highlight. They take you through the entire pottery making process from start to finish. It's been a real highlight of the trip so far.

Thank merichie86
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We made the mistake if going on a Sunday however there are no tours on Sundays! We were sneaked into a bus group and got to see the video which shows how the pieces are made which was good. The shop has some wonderful pieces...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have lived in Northern Ireland all my life and this is the first time I have visited this place. My husband and I took the tour of the factory and it was so interesting to see how this lovely pottery is made especially the beautiful...More

Thank Audrey R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely visit. The museum and shop are fantastic, however what really made our trip special was the factory tour. We were in a small group of people and we were able to to talk with the artisans about their work. The workers names...More

1  Thank sharon456
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A tour of the factory gives you full information on how this delicate pottery is made. It is amazing the amount of work that goes into pottery making and what's even more amazing to me is the amount of people who are employed in this...More

Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After the 30 minute tour that explained and demonstrated the craftsmanship that goes into each piece they produce, I have a new respect for the items that can be found in fine shops around the world. The brand is well recognized for quality and the...More

Thank lmardo
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Never realised pottery could be so fine. Bought a lovely piece of Belleek pottery here - could have bought a lot more.

Thank HappyTravels1958
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ger69
How much is entrance / tour?
23 August 2016|
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Response from Eugene H | Reviewed this property |
Just threw out the stubs but not expensive, worth it for sure as you can see the time taken with each piece. Their website has prices. The museum is also worth the wait between tours plus a very good Tea room with quite... More
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travelmom2005
About how long should I plan on stopping if I want to do everything (tour, shop, tea)? Many thanks!
18 March 2016|
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Response from AP_Goan | Property representative |
I would advise allowing about three to four hours if you wish to have a leisurely yet fulfilling visit. A tour of our manufacturing process is a must and can take up to thirty minutes. We also have a fantastic museum which... More
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frankie19801976
are yous open this bank holiday monday? and how much are the tours please
20 May 2015|
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Response from AP_Goan | Property representative |
Thank you for your question and please note that we are open all bank holidays and all weekends. Please see below... Visitor Centre Opening Hours MON-FRI SAT... More
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