Arts & Culture, Family Activities

The Leach Pottery

Higher Stennack, St Ives, Cornwall, UK, TR26 2HE
Pottery and portrait of Bernard Leach
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The Leach Pottery is considered by many to be the birthplace of British studio pottery. One of the great figures of 20th century art, Bernard Leach played a crucial pioneering role in creating an identity for artist potters across the world.

The restored Leach Pottery site includes a museum, created to celebrate the life, work, influences and legacy of Bernard Leach. Exhibition, gallery and shop spaces provide regular shows throughout the year showcasing work by leading regional, national and international studio potters.

Opening times

March — October

Mon — Sat 10am — 5pm
Sun 11am — 4pm

November — February

Mon — Sat 10am — 5pm

Please note: we will be closed on the 14 November for cleaning

Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Open on other Bank Holidays.

Visitors please note: last admission to the museum is always 30 minutes before closing.



  • Adults £6
  • Concessions (inc. over 60s) £5
  • Accompanied under 18s Free


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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