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Coalport China Museum

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Address: Coalport, Ironbridge, Ironbridge Gorge, England
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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In the area, take a look

Whilst in the area, why not take a look at this fantastic museum, ideal if you are a pottery buff, and who knows you may even buy your own piece of this local history and area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Telford, United Kingdom
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Telford, United Kingdom
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136 reviews 136 reviews
31 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Whilst in the area, why not take a look at this fantastic museum, ideal if you are a pottery buff, and who knows you may even buy your own piece of this local history and area.

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Manchester
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86 reviews 86 reviews
14 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Making pottery was not the easy ride I'd thought it was in the Industrial Revolution. Superb exhibitions and displays. Staff very knowledgeable and the readiness to talk about the actual process of pottery manufacture they were involved in was wonderful.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
30 attraction reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Went with high epectations but bitterly disappointed. The glass lowers did not give eye contact far less communicate and as we entered the other parts of the experience there was no one there of if so just ignored us. Wish we had not bothered as the only people,who seemed to have any customer service skills or enthusiasm of what they... More 

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Holt, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

We spent an informative and interesting hour or two here. We were unable to visit all the museums in the area but were glad to have included this one. The people demonstrating were very knowledgeable and certainly added to the visit.

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Gateshead
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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We had some time after a long visit to Blists Hill but before we wanted to return to our digs. It took us about an hour to do the circuit. I think I would have been disappointed if I'd paid the full £8.50, but we'd bought the annual passport so it cost us nothing extra. Good for filling an hour... More 

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Kalkan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

Having the IronBridge passport means we can go back in the summer when I would expect there would be more to see. Saying that we fully enjoyed our trip watching the artists working and keeping the traditions alive, doing skilled delicate work.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

It was interesting to see how different types of pottery were made and also how fashions and shapes of tea cups etc had also changed. The dangerous working conditions in this industry made us think

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

An insight into the famous Coalport factory. Interesting and fun with some hands on stuff too. Nice walks too.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The contents of the display cases are worth a journey if you are at all interested in the history of bone china but the rooms are rather crowded. The workshop where you can see how things are made is fascinating. It is a great pity that the shop has nothing but inferior souvenir stuff probably made in China that you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

It is a very interesting visit. You walk into the kiln where Men, Women and children worked in hard conditions. There is a great display of china, bone china and it shows the techniques used to make bone china crockery. The museum is built with the canal on one side and the River Severn on the other. A really enjoyable... More 

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