National Brewery Centre

The man who invented clogs must have been a brewer. The robust shoes with thick wooden soles were ideal for keeping people´s feet warm and dry on cold, wet brewery floors. Once, the whole of Burton upon Trent used to echo with the clacking of these rough wooden slippers. For the small town in the heart of England was the uncrowned King of British brewing centres. The museum will tell you how all this came about. The long red brick building (built in 1866), which once housed a variety of workshops, has turned out to be a real treasure of the brewing trade. Its attractions include vivid portraits of unique brewing and malting sites, and three life-size replicas of public houses from the 18th, 19th and 20th century. One of the big draws for motorcar fans is a huge collection of vintage cars, including a magnificent Daimler with a bottle-shaped car body and several different fire-engines belonging to the brewery. People who prefer natural horsepower will be able to encounter it in the form of the museum´s own stables which contain genuine brewery horses. Furthermore visitors can travel back to the year 1881 by means of a state-of-the-art multimedia time machine named the "Virtual Burton".

National Brewery Centre
Horninglow Street
DE14 1NG Burton upon Trent
West Midlands
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 1283 - 532880

Recommended duration of visit: 4 Hours
Duration of a guided Tour: 60 Minutes
Admission: Charge
Access for persons with disabilities: Available
Infrastructure for Children:
Visitor centre on site: yes
Gift and book shop on Site: yes

daily 10am-5pm

  • Guided tours optional
  • Tours in other languages
  • Guided tours for children