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Static Displays

Worthington Portraits

Worthington Portraits

These portraits of William and Martha Worthington are believed to be the only known images of them. They were acquired by the NBHT and restored before being put on display in the National Brewery Centre museum in Burton.  The William in one of the pictures is the...

Steam Train

Steam Train

This number 9 steam train and Directors' coach, features in NBCs re-creation of a station platform from the days when the Bass Brewery had its own railway network.

Signs

Signs

This exhibit displays a variety of enamel and wooden signs which reflect the national significance of the breweries at The National Brewery Centre. We hope to continue to enlarge our collections to include many more companies no longer seen in the UK...

Robey Engine

Robey Engine

Built in 1905 and operated until Sleaford Maltings closed in 1959. Used by many factories to run their machinery. 1980s dismantled to come to the Museum for preservation.

Model of old Burton Rail Network

Model of old Burton Rail Network

This model of the fantastic network of rail that existed around Burton is featured on the second floor of the Joiner's Shop exhibition building at the National Brewery Centre.

Michael Thomas Bass

Michael Thomas Bass

Michael Thomas Bass (1799 – 18840) took over control of the company in 1827 and continued the export focus on Asia. By 1832-33, the company was exporting 5,000 barrels of beer representing 40% of its output in that year The coming of the railway to Burton upon Trent...

Crown Clock

Crown Clock

This clock was originally housed in The Crown Inn which is a public house in Broad Street, Birmingham, England, (current building also pictured below). Built in 1781, it was rebuilt in 1883, 1930 and 1991. It is Grade II listed. It was the brewery tap for William...

Burton Union System

Burton Union System

This is a rare surviving example of a system of fermentation favoured by the majority Burton’s brewers from the mid-nineteenth century onwards for the production of the ales for which Burton became famous.   This “double” Burton Union Set boasts 52 casks, each...