Find out about your family tree to the roots of Burton via our tour led stories of the brewing industry and the roles undertaken
The National Brewery Centre is located in the heart of Burton upon Trent, the home of brewing and birthplace of the historic Bass and Allsopp breweries. The Centre, with its wealth of period Grade 2 listed buildings, is steeped in history and is known throughout the world for its massive contribution to brewing.
Visits to the National Brewery Centre cover a wide range of curriculum areas including history, literacy, numeracy and science. Pupils are not only able to learn in an historical setting, but are also treated to a day of fun.
At The National Brewery Centre, the history of brewing comes to life. To motivate and inspire young and old, novice and expert, It is the only Centre in the UK devoted to the country’s brewing industry. Not only does it guide you through the process of brewing, but shares the stories of the Burtonians who worked here.
The National Brewery Centre is also home to an unrivalled array of historical collections that relate to brewing. This includes an extensive archive of ledgers, books, photographs and film from the breweries that once occupied the site; a library containing brewing-related books and journals and objects that include paintings, ceramics, glass, bottles, cans, beer mats and Inn-signs. This collection is of national importance. The Museum Archives Officer can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
You may also be interested in The National Brewing Library at Oxford Brookes University - an English language collection relating to brewing, distilling, other alcoholic beverages and dependent trades. The collection aims to be the primary and most comprehensive source of information in the UK, on the scientific, technological, historical and social aspects of the above.