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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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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
34 helpful votes 34 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
108 helpful votes 108 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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Bedfordshire
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

A beautiful museum, with very beautiful pieces. The work that went into all those items is astounding. Museum is in beautiful surroundings too ideal for a walk by the canal or woodland.

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North Wales
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68 reviews 68 reviews
9 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We'd walked there from Ironbridge, hoping for some lunch before we went into the museum. Unfortunately, there was no cafe so we had to walk a bit further to find a pub!! Museum was quite good, but expected more.

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