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Coalport China Museum

Coalport, Ironbridge, Ironbridge Gorge, England
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Ranked #4 of 9 Attractions in Ironbridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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Stockport
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Excellently set out and very informative. Pity they do not have a cafe but the YHA next door do a good cuppa.

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Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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37 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The new pottery kiln exhibit is very good and the displays of beautiful china were compelling. There was also a lady painting plates who was willing to talk and explain, also another lady making small frogs.

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Interesting museum with friendly informative staff on the actual museum. Plenty of things for children to do. The furnace, with sounds being played made this particularly evocative of the hard work involved in porcelain manufacture. The Caughley porcelain exhibition upstairs was nicely displayed but did not explain it's importance clearly or it's place in the history of Coalport. The signage... More

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Very boring nothing going on and at 3pm on a Tuesday afternoon everywhere empty and nothing going on for us to see.

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Ronneby, Sweden
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221 attraction reviews
250 helpful votes 250 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Visiting the first room of this place I feared I would only see china pots, cups and plates all through the place. But it turned out to be quite interesting after that. Talking to the artists in the china "factory" were very interesting. To also be able to see the methods of industrialised china making as well as being able... More

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Chesham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

If Victorian porcelain is your passion you'll like this place. If not it's Ok with plenty of historical facts and features to take in.

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East Midlands
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Visited this venue as part of a two day stay in the Ironbridge area. We didn't buy or use the general museums "passport" as we only visited three of the ten museums and it worked out cheaper to pay each individual venue. If you want to visit more than three, then it's worth buying the collective access passport. With Coalport... More

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Horning, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This is yet another of the museums in the Iron Bridge gorge and Coalbrookdale area telling the history of the industries of yesteryear. A very informative ,useum showing the story and process of the tile making. worth a visit.

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Devon
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

A very informative visit with an interesting and detailed description of the china/porcelain making process. I will never look at a piece of china again without appreciating how complex the process is and the work that goes into it. Incidentally the Shakespeare Inn close by does great food!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Interesting museum on a very wet day, we arrived like drowned rats and dripped in the gift shop, at which no one complained (thanks for that). The museum itself was a little shabby, the exhibit in the big kiln was lack lustre and awaiting renovation and there was no glass blowing demonstration which was disappointing. Nevertheless, one to keep you... More

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