Belleek Experiences


Belleek Experiences Online Booking Service

 Belleek’s online booking facility is currently unavailable due to Covid 19 restrictions, however we are delighted to confirm that we are open again for tours.

Tour Times are currently between 10.30am – 2.15pm (Monday – Wednesday). There are no tours currently available Thursday, Friday Saturday- Sunday.

Please note that booking is essential

You can book your tour by contacting us directly via telephone on

+44(0) 286865 8501

or via email at takethetour@belleek.ie

  

 

See the various Belleek Pottery Experiences

EXPERIENCE 1 -Guided 30-Minute Tour

Our 30 minute guided tour allows visitors full access behind the scenes of the manufacturing and creative process that goes into every piece of Belleek fine china, produced on site since 1857. Your tour begins with the ‘ringing of the bell’; you will then visit the museum of artefacts, a collection of Belleek pieces from the very beginning in 1857. Your dedicated guide will then walk you through our factory, where you will see first hand the 16 steps that goes into every piece of Belleek. Our craftspeople will demonstrate moulding, flowering, painting and basket weaving. Visitor participation is encouraged throughout the tour, glazing product and breaking pieces that do not meet the required standard. Visitors will then be able to browse our retail showroom and enjoy refreshments in the Belleek restaurant.

Cost: £6.00 per person

EXPERIENCE 2: The Bloomfield Trail Family Experience

This interactive children’s trail tells the story of how the pottery is made using the character of our founder Mr. Bloomfield. A series of 16 hand drawn, colorful ceramic plaques are located at key points on the pottery tour.

Children are provided with a trail map at reception on arrival so that as they accompany the adults on the traditional Belleek factory tour they are looking, searching and identifying the plaques. The Bloomfield Trail explains the process of making the pottery in a more child friendly manner as each plaque is inscribed with a short piece of text explaining the accompanying image.

Lots of fun for all the family.

 

Cost: £7.00 per child this includes a Juice & Muffin + a coffee for the adult

EXPERIENCE 3 : Good Morning Belleek -Guided Tour / Morning Coffee

Enjoy a morning with your friends and family at our award winning Visitor Centre. Your experience begins with our 30 minute guided tour with full access behind the scenes of the manufacturing and creative process that goes into every piece of Belleek fine china, produced on site since 1857. Your dedicated guide will walk you through our factory, where you will see first hand the 16 steps that goes into every piece of Belleek. Our craftspeople will demonstrate moulding, flowering, painting and basket weaving. Visitor participation is encouraged throughout the tour, glazing product and breaking pieces that do not meet the required standard. After the tour relax in our multifaceted Visitor Centre. Explore the museum of artefacts, a collection of Belleek pieces from the very beginning in 1857. Browse the Belleek collections in our retail showroom and as part of your experience enjoy tea/coffee and freshly baked scones in the Belleek restaurant, overlooking the banks of Lough Erne.

 

Cost: £9.00pp

 

 

EXPERIENCE 4: Afternoon at Belleek Guided Tour/Afternoon Tea

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon with your friends and family at our award winning Visitor Centre. Your experience begins with our 30 minute guided tour with full access behind the scenes of the manufacturing and creative process that goes into every piece of Belleek fine china, produced on site since 1857. Your dedicated guide will walk you through our factory, where you will see first hand the 16 steps that goes into every piece of Belleek. Our craftspeople will demonstrate moulding, flowering, painting and basket weaving. Visitor participation is encouraged throughout the tour, glazing product and breaking pieces that do not meet the required standard. After the tour relax in our multifaceted Visitor Centre. Explore the museum of artefacts, a collection of Belleek pieces from the very beginning in 1857. Browse the Belleek collections in our retail showroom and as part of your experience enjoy afternoon tea in the Belleek restaurant, overlooking the banks of Lough Erne.

 

Cost: £25.00pp

 

 

EXPERIENCE 5  ‘Hands on’ -Belleek Experience

This exclusive group tour programme focuses on giving visitors a truly ‘hands on’ understanding of Ireland’s oldest pottery.

The focal point of the tour will be a practical demonstration of ‘the art of Belleek’ by a Master Craftsperson, followed by the opportunity to try creating their own unique piece of Belleek.  This may include modelling parian china flowers, painting a plate or fixing a handle to a Belleek tea cup.

All participants will receive their finished items in the post. This exclusive tour lasts approximately 2 hours and is the ideal option for groups with 5 – 15 participants. 

Cost: £45.00 per person

Terms:

Groups 5 – 15 participants

Advanced booking required

 

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The First Belleek Collectors Convention was held in Los Angeles in February 1993. There were over 275 attendees with representation from eighteen chapters including those from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Northern Ireland.

The Convention was also attended by many of the Hall of fame Honourees and President of the Belleek Collectors International Society Mrs Angela Moore addressed the assembly remarking that it was exciting to be part of such an enthusiastic group of people.

A special plate was made to mark the occasion and limited to 5oo pieces. It was designed by Fergus Cleary Head of the Pottery's design team and it incorporated a cluster of scallop shells on the outer rim a reminder of many of the Pottery's early designs incorporating Marine themes. The central portion displayed the Belleek trademark used by the company since its earliest production in the 1860s.