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The Leach Pottery

Higher Stennack, St Ives, Cornwall, UK, TR26 2HE
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Founded in 1920 by friends and colleagues Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada, the Leach Pottery is considered to be one of the birthplaces of British Studio Pottery.

Bernard Leach, one of the great figures of 20th-century art, played a crucial pioneering role in creating an identity for artist potters across the world. The Leach Pottery was restored and reopened, in 2008, as a Museum, to celebrate the life, work, influences, and legacy of Bernard Leach. The exhibition, gallery, and shop spaces regularly showcase work by leading regional, national and international studio potters.

The Studio provides training for the next generation of potters who learn by making Leach Standard Ware tableware.

2020 through to 2021 celebrates 100 years of the Pottery in St Ives. To find out more visit the website or follow on social.

Opening times

Monday to Saturday 10am – 5pm all year
Sunday Closed (November-March)

Closed – Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & Boxing Day
Also closed 12 December from 1pm for Staff Party

Museum open:
Tuesday to Saturday 10am – 5pm, last entry 4pm
Sunday & Monday Closed


  • Entrance Gallery: Free Entry
    Standard Adult Entry: £8
    Under 18: Free,
    Locals Pass: Free
    Kernow Pass: £5
    Book a Guided tour £13


There is limited parking at the Leach Pottery site including Disabled Parking bays and additional overflow parking nearby.

Opposite the Leach Pottery there is a private car park where you can park and also catch a bus into town.

The nearest public car park is at Trenwith (Pay & Display) next to St Ives Leisure Centre, approximately 6 minutes walk from the Pottery.

A large paying car park is also available at the St Ives Rugby Club grounds approximately 5 minutes from the Pottery (Sat Nav – TR26 1ER).

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