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Leach Pottery

Higher Stennack, St Ives TR26 2HE, England
+44 1736 799703
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So interesting

This was a fascinating pottery and museum. Loved the film made by Bernard Leach in 1952. Such... read more

Reviewed October 30, 2017
Small museum, if you like ceramics this is a must

Very interesting, although the film they offer is in a strange position to watch. There is not... read more

Reviewed October 5, 2017
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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Higher Stennack, St Ives TR26 2HE, England
+44 1736 799703
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Reviewed October 30, 2017

This was a fascinating pottery and museum. Loved the film made by Bernard Leach in 1952. Such important history. I really learned a lot.

Thank RyeKaty
Reviewed October 5, 2017

Very interesting, although the film they offer is in a strange position to watch. There is not enough to explain pottery processes for the uninitiated, but there is a lovely atmosphere of peace about the place and many examples of ceramics to wonder at.

1  Thank Ellectrekker
Reviewed September 18, 2017

If you enjoy art and pottery this is a must see. Fascinating film about the Pottery and Leach himself and a look at how things are made and the machinery and kilns used. Well worth an hour or so.

Thank Cresseragain
Reviewed September 11, 2017 via mobile

Brilliant museum and a walk through the whole process as it was in 1952 and is still being worked as a living process! We bought two Senior tickets with Gift Aid so we can come back again and again. It's such a treat to see...More

2  Thank Moyna A
Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

I visited with friends, and none of us are pottery buffs particularly. But this working pottery plus museum was a great little pitstop. We had a look around the pots on display, which were really cool and showed off different techniques. Then you go into...More

1  Thank Anne B
Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

I've been here a couple of times over the years and every time I look forward to the next. They had a free 'throwing' activity for kids and adults on our latest trip which was quite busy. The volunteer was very nice and helped us...More

1  Thank eggandpebbles
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

A must see in Cornwall for any pottery fan. You can see the studio where Bernard Leach worked, watch a charming vintage film of his work and philosophy and even try your hand at the potter's wheel. The shop has a good collection of recent...More

1  Thank Nigel R
Reviewed July 23, 2017

A fabulous museum and working pottery. It is well worth taking the time to watch the film that runs as it gives a greater insight into the history of the pottery and the processes that go into making the pots. It was fascinating for us...More

2  Thank Jan W
Reviewed July 20, 2017

Trudged up the hill from St Ives to The Leach Pottery, reasonable admission price with concessions, excellent self guided tour if you are a Ceramics aficionado.

1  Thank sailloft
Reviewed July 19, 2017

I've coveted Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada's work since I took up pottery over 20 years ago, yet this was my first visit to this hallowed land! The museum is a fabulous insight into the working life of the Master Potter, preceeded by ample displays...More

1  Thank small-skiing-mole
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January 15, 2015|
Response from Julia T | Property representative |
Hi - we do have visits from caoch parties from time to time but there is no parking on site for coaches. Coach drivers will usually drop off visitors at the Pottery and then park up nearby. We can provide discounted rates... More