Belleek Pottery

Belleek Pottery, established in 1857, is home to the world famous Belleek Fine Parian China and is one of Ireland's premier attractions. Take a guided tour, meet the craftspeople, browse the museum, audio visual theatre, retail showroom. 

Open Year Round.

No Booking or Payment Card Fees. Tickets Valid for 365 days - use at leisure.

Belleek, Co. Fermanagh (See Map Below)

THE RENOWNED OLDEST WORKING POTTERY IN IRELAND

Belleek Pottery is one of the most enduring success stories in craftsmanship, celebrating its 157th year. It is world-renowned for being the oldest working pottery in Ireland. One of Northern Ireland's top visitor attractions, Belleek Pottery was awarded a Four Star Visitor Attraction grading by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board.

Visitors can take a personally guided tour of the factory and see how the techniques developed by the very first Belleek craftsmen 157 years ago are still followed today. Lasting around 30 minutes, the tour takes you through every stage of the Belleek productions process and gives you the opportunity to meet the craftspeople, many of whom are the third or fourth generation of their family to work at the Pottery. An audio visual presentation will inform you of the rich history of the pottery from its beginnings right the way through to present day whilst the Belleek Museum offers a display of pottery through the ages. 
 

Retail Therapy

You can enjoy a little retail therapy in the Belleek Pottery showroom where you will have the opportunity to purchase from the exclusive range. Complete your visit by taking a little time out at restaurant to enjoy some well-deserved refreshments from the savoury and sweet menu.


Location

From Dublin: Take the N3 North West heading for Cavan. At a major roundabout before Cavan follow signs for Derrylin and Enniskillen. Continue this route to the outskirts of Enniskillen turning right at another roundabout for Enniskillen. Drive into the town perimeter and then turn left at the bridge on to the A46 for Belleek.

From Belfast: Take the M1 to Dungannon. Continue on the A4 to the Ballygawley roundabout. Follow the A4 until you reach Enniskillen. In Enniskillen follow the signs for Belleek (A46).


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Belleek Pottery - where it all began

In 1849 John Caldwell Bloomfield inherited the Castlecaldwell estate, which encompassed the village of Belleek.

Mindful of the plight of his tenants in the aftermath of the potato famine he sought to provide some form of worthwhile employment. An amateur mineralogist, he ordered a geological survey of his land. To his delight it revealed the necessary raw materials to make pottery - feldspar, kaolin, flint, clay and shale.

In 1858 the foundation stone for the pottery was laid and by 1865 the company had established a strong reputation and was exporting pottery around the world.

Visit the Pottery, learn of its history and see and buy its wonderful products

Payment Options

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The opening times on this website are as provided to us.These can change. It is ALWAYS advisable to check open days and times directly with the attraction before you visit.

Visitor Information

Belleek Pottery
3 Main Street, Belleek, Co. Fermanagh
T. +44 (0)28 6865 9300
 

OPENING TIMES 2014

Open Year Round

January to February: Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:30

March to June: Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:30; Saturday 10:00 - 17:30; Sunday 14:00 - 17:30

July to September: Monday - Friday 09:00 - 18:00; Saturday 10:00 - 18:00; Sunday 12:00 - 17:30

October to December: Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:30; Saturday 10:00 - 17:30; Sunday 12:00 - 17:00 

Closed: During Christmas and New Year - check their website for details.

Approx Visit Duration: 90 minutes (including 30 minute tour). Allow additional time to browse, buy or enjoy a snack.

Tour Times 2014

  • Tours are included in admission fee (Monday to Friday, and during high season on Saturday).

Tours: Monday to Friday every half hour from 09:30 - 12:15 and 13:45 - 16:00. Last tour on Friday is 15:00. Saturday tours available June to September 10:30 - 12:15 and 14:00 - 16:00. No tours on Sundays, Good Friday or Easter Monday.

All Times may be subject to change; check their website for updates.

OUR TICKET PRICES 2014
(Tickets booked on this website are valid for 365 days from the date of purchase - for use during attraction opening dates above)
 

  • Adults: €5.00
  • Senior (aged 65+): €2.50
  • Student (with valid ID): €2.50
  • Child (0-11): Free 
  • Family (2 adults and up to 3 children): €10.00
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LANGUAGES

Audio visual presentation in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Japanese.

DINING / REFRESHMENTS

Tearooms/restaurant offering snacks and meals, all served on Belleek tableware and boasting stunning views over the River Erne.  

SHOPPING

The Belleek retail showroom stocks the complete Belleek range including Visitor Centre exclusives. 

PARKING

Free car and coach parking on-site.

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS

Wheelchair accessible and accessible toilet.  

Indoor (all weather) Family Friendly Wheelchair Access Restaurant Tea Rooms / Coffee Shop Baby Changing Car Parking at Attraction Coach Parking at Attraction Guided Tours Assistance / Guide Dogs Permitted Gift Shop Free WIFI
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