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Coalport China Museum

Coalport, Ironbridge, Ironbridge Gorge, England
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Ranked #5 of 9 attractions in Ironbridge
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums
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UK
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

We did this after the tar tunnel as close by. It would not have held our children's interest normally but the two bear hunts did. Nice buildings and lots of china. Woild probably be better to visit when craft activities are on.

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Surrey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Visited as a family with my two children 8 & 11. We did the bear trail. The china is beautiful and there are many rooms to focus on. The highlight for us was watching the glass being made a visit to the gallery next door. A lovely lady explained how the glass was made and showed us the very expensive... More

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Southport, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We visited this museum on the last day of our stay in the area. It's an amazing museum which really opens your eyes to the art around the production of tiles over the years. Some truly beautiful exhibits and examples of tiles and a lot of thought and time has gone into the presentation of the material. Spent longer there... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

Visited this museum after Blists Village,and was pleasantly surprised,pottery not really one of our interests but museum was nicely laid out and informative we didnt realise just how many different styles of pottery Coalport produced.As with other attractions in Telford there are "live" exhibits with workshops with people actually out work and they are happy to explain and answer questions... More

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Dover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I did not hold out much hope that a museum about plates would keep two boys entertained. I could not have been more wrong. Firstly it's not just plates! However even for the exhibits I thought my eldest would hate the quiz helped to engage and educate him. The children's room is fantastic and kept both my kids amused for... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

This is an eye opener and well worth visiting. We started here and bought single tickets but soon changed them into a years passport which by the end of two days more than paid for itself

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Cleverly laid out, extremely helpful staff and very informative labelling of exhibits. Had no idea of where Coalport china came from ( I inherited some) so this was doubly helpful to me.

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

The buildings along with the location at the end of the canal made a perfect context for what was inside. The china collection was outstanding as was the furnace display.

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fylde
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

very interesting journey around the old clay potter works displaying an extravagander of porcelain, we were entertained by the lovely Rachel effortlessly making various pretty flowers the sight and sensory experience of a working life in the kilns was very good, again as in all of these heritage sites the staff were more than friendly and helpful making for very... More

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Ironbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

More suited for the older person to those passionate about china. Very interesting displays and demonstrations. Quite expensive but the ticket can be bought as a combined ticket with the rest of the Ironbidge museums

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