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Coalport China Museum

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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 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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129 reviews 129 reviews
78 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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106 reviews 106 reviews
64 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Its amazing the displays were really good. Interesting insight. Well worth a visit. If visiting a few places in the area buy the pass it works out cheaper.

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Wales
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

A wonderful selection of Coalport to view. A lovely setting. Workshops for children appeared to be very popular.

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Basildon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Well displayed and people we met working there were helpful and interesting. The glass blowing was worth the visit

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Stockton On Tees
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60 reviews 60 reviews
18 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The methods and skills required to make tiles is amazing and this place demonstrates both. Very interesting collection of china to admire

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