Learning, Collections & Archives - National Brewery Centre

The National Brewery Centre

Discover the History, Art and Fun of Brewing - Daily Guided Tours

Researching the archives
Researching the archives
Little Victorians!
Little Victorians!
The history of traditional games
The history of traditional games
A great day out
A great day out
The Shires are always a firm favourite
The Shires are always a firm favourite

Find out about your family tree to the roots of Burton via our tour led stories of the brewing industry and the roles undertaken

Learning, Collections & Archives

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.

£9.95 per child for school groups. 1 free teacher admission with every 10 pupil admissions.

Activities include:

  • Meet The Horses
  • Edwardian Games
  • Victorian Job Roles
  • Detective Trail
  • Archives session

Educational Visits for Primary Schools, Nursery Schools and Playgroups

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.

Education Visits for Secondary Schools and Further Education

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.

Archives and Research

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 info@nationalbrewerycentre.co.uk

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.

More information on the National Brewing Library can be found here.

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