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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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OXFORD UK
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We decided to just pop in to the Coalport china museum and nearly two hours later, had still not seen everything, but had taken on a wealth of information, and seen some wonderful examples of the china making industry, we will be back.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

WE did this museum first on our trip to Ironbridge, not expecting it to be very good but we spent nearly 2 and a half hours there viewing all the exhibitions. If you only have 1 day in the gorge, make sure you visit this museum.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Called into the Coalport China Museum on our way from the Blists Hill Victorian Town on our way to our Hotel. At the time of our visit there were no demonstration taking place, but there were all the Coalport China on display. We had a Passport ticket to group of museums that included this museum. The Passport is valid for... More

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Pakenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Free tour and a knowledgeable guide. Some beautiful china, well set out and plenty of freedom to walk around. Amazing how good some of the finished products look, you almost feel like buying some. A further museum is upstairs above the ticket office. You can also walk to the "Tar Tunnel" from here as well as seeing the Incline. Part... More

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

lots to see and easy to enjoy. Amazingly well informed staff especially in the glass blowing and pottery areas out of the main museum.

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dorset uk
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25 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We visited here as part of our Ironbridge family passport ticket and were glad we found time to visit. The china is beautiful but I particularly liked looking round the factory itself. The outside area with the kiln complete with sound effects brought it to life. Worth a visit!

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Knowledgeable tour guide (free tour) brought out the key points of the history of the factory and allowed time afterwards to explore items which interested us most

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Stockport
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Excellently set out and very informative. Pity they do not have a cafe but the YHA next door do a good cuppa.

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Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The new pottery kiln exhibit is very good and the displays of beautiful china were compelling. There was also a lady painting plates who was willing to talk and explain, also another lady making small frogs.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Interesting museum with friendly informative staff on the actual museum. Plenty of things for children to do. The furnace, with sounds being played made this particularly evocative of the hard work involved in porcelain manufacture. The Caughley porcelain exhibition upstairs was nicely displayed but did not explain it's importance clearly or it's place in the history of Coalport. The signage... More

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