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Coalport China Museum

Coalport, Ironbridge, Ironbridge Gorge, England
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Ranked #4 of 9 attractions in Ironbridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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Chesham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

If Victorian porcelain is your passion you'll like this place. If not it's Ok with plenty of historical facts and features to take in.

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East Midlands
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20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Visited this venue as part of a two day stay in the Ironbridge area. We didn't buy or use the general museums "passport" as we only visited three of the ten museums and it worked out cheaper to pay each individual venue. If you want to visit more than three, then it's worth buying the collective access passport. With Coalport... More

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Horning, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This is yet another of the museums in the Iron Bridge gorge and Coalbrookdale area telling the history of the industries of yesteryear. A very informative ,useum showing the story and process of the tile making. worth a visit.

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Devon
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

A very informative visit with an interesting and detailed description of the china/porcelain making process. I will never look at a piece of china again without appreciating how complex the process is and the work that goes into it. Incidentally the Shakespeare Inn close by does great food!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Interesting museum on a very wet day, we arrived like drowned rats and dripped in the gift shop, at which no one complained (thanks for that). The museum itself was a little shabby, the exhibit in the big kiln was lack lustre and awaiting renovation and there was no glass blowing demonstration which was disappointing. Nevertheless, one to keep you... More

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Telford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This is a wonderful day out for the family. Lots of hands on things for the kids. The old china is absolutely gorgeous. Easy to walk around. Especially nice if the weather is good, but don't let poor weather it you off. Lots of gorgeous walks in the area as well

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Malaga, Spain
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84 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Very interesting to see how the pottery is made and finished and with an excellent display of their large range of china services from the past and present.

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Beeston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Coalport is a very famous make of china. their is a really interesting museum showing a wide range of the products made by the factory. they are well displayed with easy to understand information for the non expert. In another building there was a lady decorating plates. Was she good? I would say so. Well worth a visit as part... More

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uk
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74 reviews 74 reviews
31 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Really enjoyed thus museum as I love Coalport China.very interesting to see how the china is made and beautiful displays if Coalport china

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London
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72 reviews 72 reviews
15 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Well worth a visit on your 'passport' with the other museums- good kids trail and plenty of additional activities, easily accessible and a good collection.

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