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Coalport China Museum

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Address: Coalport, Ironbridge, Ironbridge Gorge, England
Phone Number: 01952-43-34-24
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Sagger maker's bottom knocker.....

We purchased a passport ticket when visiting the area previously otherwise we may have missed this museum. The displays and the history of the exhibits were well laid out and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This museum is one of the Ironbridge museum passport venues; we visited during a short weekend break to the area. We viewed racks and racks of plain and ornate china dating back many years, all shapes and sizes, many different uses. It's fascinating to know just how valuable some of the original antique pottery is, for whom it was made... More 

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Leominster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The museum is so interesting, so much history and so many wonderful examples of beautiful ceramics. Grand daughter created a tile and we paid for it to be fired and posted on to her. It looks exquisite. I want a go! Small coffe shop with snacks on site.

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Cambs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Excellent to see how the china was produced. Kilns are huge. Very educational. There is an area where you can watch demonstrations and there is an area for children.

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Golborne, Warrington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Work was in progress on 2 of the original kilns ready for new exhibitions in July. This was another enjoyable visit.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We purchased a passport ticket when visiting the area previously otherwise we may have missed this museum. The displays and the history of the exhibits were well laid out and the staff demonstrations were informative and fascinating. I now know what a sagger maker's bottom knocker does! The Victorian toilets were worth a visit too. We especially enjoyed the sound... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We fell on this by way of recommendation and were not disappointed. Very helpful an informative staff.

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Very interesting museum, very knowledgeable staff and exhibits and demonstrations well presented. Well worth a visit.

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Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This museum brings to life the old buildings that were formerly used for the china works. Staff are knowledgeable and there were some demonstrations taking place. We were able to ask questions and staff were happy to answer and tell us more about the heritage that they are clearly so proud of. The displays of china range from ancient relics... More 

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Bourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Really knowledgeable staff to demonstrate and ask everything you could wish to know about the making of china. 1 – 1.5 hours needed here depending on how engaged you get with the staff and demonstrations! There is also a possibility to have ago at making something yourself! Highly recommended.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The museum is situated on the site of the old coalport china factory, worth a look if only to see the amazing pots on display, allow about 1 hour for a visit.

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Additional Information about Coalport China Museum

Address: Coalport, Ironbridge, Ironbridge Gorge, England
Phone Number: 01952-43-34-24
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Shropshire  >  Ironbridge Gorge  >  Ironbridge
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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