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Coalport China Museum

Address: Coalport, Ironbridge, Ironbridge Gorge, England
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Ranked #4 of 11 Attractions in Ironbridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Reading, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

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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7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We came here on our annual passport so it was definitely good value. The displays are extensive and well presented but the highlight for us was watching Dan and Darren the glass artists making a vase. It was a real privilege to be allowed to watch them. Despite the delicate nature of the work they made time to explain what... More 

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Surrey
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124 reviews 124 reviews
23 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Well worth a visit. Extremely interesting. Buy the passport to all the local museums for the year - good value.

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Anyone who likes fine china will be delighted with this museum. It tells the story of Coalport china and of course there is a vast display of it, from early examples to the modern day. There is a workshop where children (and probably adults) can have a go at putting a design on a piece of china, or you can... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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117 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

A good variety of displays, workshops, demonstrations and interactive walk through timeline of living conditions. There's also a shop and cafe, plus it's a very short walk from the Tar tunnel. It' was also interesting to see the light and sound session in the kiln. Well worth a visit.

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Merseyside
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70 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This was ok but I wouldnt make a special journey for this alone. It was interesting to see the different industries that make Ironbridge famous.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

A fascinating collection of some wonderful porcelain. The china is well presented with appropriate descriptions. There is a room dedicated to a wonderful collection of Caughley porcelain. The shop is very stocked with well known makes. There are demonstrations of the different processes in making porcelain. The old kilns can be entered where there are more displays There are also... More 

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