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!
Transport played an important part in the evolution of the brewing industry. From horse-drawn drays through to more modern-day vehicles. The Brewing Experience houses a fine collection of vehicles, that includes delivery wagons, fire trucks, a double-decker bus and special promotional vehicles, such as a 1920s Daimler bottle car that was built to deliver beer to pubs for promotional purposes.
This unique collection provides an intriguing and fascinating element to your visit to The Brewing Experience. The vehicles are looked after by a team of dedicated volunteers. They welcome new recruits to their team – so give us a call if you would like to help.
The National Brewery Centre
Phone: 01283 532880