The National Brewery Centre Museum incorporates large elements of the original Bass Museum. 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 role that the steam engines, Shire Horses 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!
Individual visitors have the opportunity to join a standard daily guided tour of The National Brewery Centre Museum - at no extra cost). Our experienced guides are knowledgeable and full of amusing facts and anecdotes that really bring the experience to life!
A number of specialist Group guided tours are also available by individual arrangement. One of the most popular is The Half Hogshead Tour - which not only offers a guided Museum Tour - but also allows you to find out why beer is the nation's favourite tipple as we enhance your beer appreciation skills with a full tasting session giving guidance on how beer is made, how best to taste it, and how it can be matched with a variety of food types freshly prepared on site by our expert culinary team. Individual visitors can also book into the Half Hogshead Tour on the second Saturday of each month - but need to book in advance.
Standard ticket prices, including a guided tour, free car parking and four beer tasting vouchers per adult, are:
Day visit prices
Child (3-16) £4.95
Family (up to 5 persons. Maximum 2 adults) £21.95
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From North West:-
M6 south to J15. A500 to Stoke-on-Trent. A50 to Derby. Nottingham A38 to Burton upon Trent & Birmingham. 2.5 miles turn off for A5121 Burton North & Stretton. 3rd roundabout turn left. After the traffic lights stay in right lane. Before the next traffic lights Turn right into The National Brewery Centre
From North East:-
M1 South to J24A. A50 to Stoke on Trent. 13 miles to A38 South A38 to Burton upon Trent & Birmingham. 2.5 miles turn off for A5121 Burton North & Stretton. 3rd roundabout turn left. After the traffic lights stay in right lane. Before the next traffic lights turn right into the National Brewery Centre
From South West:-
M5 North to J4A. M42 to Birmingham East, Coventry, Leicester. J11 to Burton upon Trent. A444 10 miles to Burton upon Trent. 2nd roundabout take the 3rd Exit - Stapenhill Road. Turn left onto Trent Bridge. Cross 3 sets of traffic lights Turn left into The National Brewery Centre.
From South East:-
M1 North to J22. A511 to Burton upon Trent, Coalville, Ashby. 17 miles to Burton upon Trent A511, on entering Burton cross the River Trent. Cross 3 sets of traffic lights Turn left into the National Brewery Centre
From Burton Railway Station
Turn right into Station Street to the junction of Guild Street and Station Street (1/4 mile). Turn left into Guild Street to the T-junction of Horninglow Street and Guild Street (1/4 mile). Turn left into Horninglow Street. Turn left into The National Brewery Centre (approximately 10 minutes walking).