Bendigo Pottery was established in the 1850s, when Scottish migrant George Duncan Guthrie stumbled upon a local clay deposit and created a successful pottery business. Soon, it would rival the great Staffordshire potteries of 19th century England.
The car park is located along the front of the complex. At this stage, there are no designated disabled parking spaces. The site is flat throughout.
Entry is down a wide smooth brick pathway and a wide entry.
The shop area is brick paved with ample room. All shelves have the stock within easy reach with the top shelves used for display purposes only.
Adjacent to the main shop is the demonstration and potters wheel area. Classes cater for people of all abilities including high dependence disabilities.
Within the complex is an antique bazaar. The market area is well laid out with wide aisles given good access to all stalls.
The café is located just inside the main entry doors. It is spacious and uncluttered, with moveable chairs at each table. The café caters for all dietary requirements.
The factory tour is accessible throughout including the old kilns. All displays are clearly visible. Signage is easy to read and contains both words and diagrammatic information.
Outside that factory area, there are a series of artists workshops and studios. The pathways are all smooth brick paving and most of the doorways are wide and easily accessed. An accessible toilet is located in this area.