When you step into the world of Belleek Pottery you enter one of Northern Ireland’s oldest and most fascinating attractions. Original and unique pieces are made using traditional methods passed down from generation to generation. One of the most collectable and prized sets is the Black Mark range.
Established in 1857, Belleek Pottery holds a very special place in the cultural and commercial heritage of County Fermanagh. Situated in the picturesque village of Belleek on the banks of the Lough Erne, this imposing building is home to the world famous Belleek Fine Parian China and Belleek Visitor Centre. Visitors can partake in guided tours, take a walk around the on-site museum, visit the audio visual theatre and showroom and enjoy refreshments in the restaurant. There is also a gift shop where visitors can purchase authentic Belleek products.
Bloomfield’s Trail is proving to be very popular with families with younger children. Called after the John Caldwell Bloomfield, founder of Belleek Pottery, The Bloomfield Trail has been developed primarily to accommodate younger visitors to the pottery telling the story of how the pottery is made using the character of Mr Bloomfield. On arrival at Belleek Pottery Visitor Centre, all children are provided with a trail map at reception. As they accompany the adults on a guided tour of Belleek Pottery they are looking, searching and identifying the plaques. The trail map has 16 points and the children have to follow the clues on the map to find the answers on the plaques throughout the tour.
ONE SIXTY is a collection of moments and memories telling the story of Belleek Pottery over 16 decades. ONE SIXTY showcases 160 images of the people, scenery and industrial heritage of the Pottery. We have gathered photos showing the many, many faces that have worked in the pottery over the years, including an early 1900’s staff photo.