The National Brewery Centre is in Burton on Trent and tells the story of both the local influence of the Brewery Industry and its growth and the national story of breweries. The Museum is housed in Victorian buildings which were once owned by the brewing giant Bass. The site is large and spread out. Allow at least two hours for a visit. The guided tour takes roughly 1.5 hours and starts from Reception. Audio guides are also available at Reception. All information will be given on arrival. A wheelchair is available at Reception for loan free of charge. Concessions are offered for disabled visitors and their carers. The Restaurant and café, gift shop and Beer Boutique are situated on the ground floor with step free access.
The National Brewery Centre Museum incorporates large elements of the original Bass Collection. Learn about the legendary Bass family and their role in the development of brewing. The museum also celebrates the social history of the development of brewing - the real life experiences and stories of the people who helped to build Burton's world-renowned brewing reputation.
Tours start with a holographic-style presentation of the history of brewing, then our experienced guides take visitors through each step of the brewing process and explain the fascinating roles that the steam engines and vintage vehicles on show played in the development of the industry. The William Worthington microbrewery brings the tour up to the present day - with the chance to sample some great local ales brewed on site!