Guided trip to Sheffield Assay Office, David Mellor Round Building, Design Museum & Shop

4 Jun 2015

Event times

8.45am - 5.30pm

Cost of entry

£45 each (£40 Members & concs) to book tickets call Bluecoat Display Centre on 0151 7094014

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Liverpool, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • By car: Follow signs for Liverpool City Centre. We recommend parking in Q-Park, Hanover St. Or alternatively, Liverpool ONE has three new car parks: Q-Park Strand Street, Q-Park Gradwell Street and Q-Park John Lewis. Disabled Parking: There are 3 designa
  • By plane: Liverpool John Lennon Airport has a regular bus (click here for further details) with Liverpool City Centre, or a taxi ride is approximately seven miles.
  • By train: Liverpool Lime Street is the main intercity station. It is approximately a 10 minute walk to the gallery. Chester - Liverpool Lime St 43 minutes Manchester Oxford Road - Liverpool Lime St 47 minutes London Euston - Liverpool Lime St 2 hours 7
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A unique opportunity to explore the Assay Office and David Mellor Round Building.



-Meet outside Bluecoat Display Centre entrance (College Lane), opposite Lunya, depart 8.45am, by coach.

-Arrive 11am at Sheffield Assay Office. Coffee & talk by Emma Paragreen, Librarian & Curator. 

-View the impressive silver collection (more than 1000 items of silver!)  

-A unique behind the scenes tour of the precious metal assaying and hallmarking services.

-A buffet lunch provided by Assay Office (included in the price.)

-Visit David Mellor Visitor Centre  (near Chatsworth), in one of the most beautiful areas of Derbyshire, to see the David Mellor Cutlery Factory, the new Design Museum, the Country Shop and Café – all on same site.

The company was set up by David Mellor, Royal Designer for Industry. Mellor is a key figure in British design with an international reputation as designer, manufacturer and shopkeeper. Born in Sheffield, he has always specialised in metalwork and he is particularly famous for his cutlery design. David Mellor cutlery is manufactured in a purpose-designed modern factory The Round Building, designed by Sir Michael Hopkins, has won numerous architectural awards.  A perfect afternoon for those who admire great architecture and design as well as those who love to cook and eat.

-Return to Liverpool by coach, arrive approx 5.30pm.

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