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Coalport China Museum

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Address: Coalport, Ironbridge, Ironbridge Gorge, England
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Interesting place.

Quite interesting but not enough demonstrations and not enough information on the exhibits. Couldn't get a drink or food as seemed to be for people staying at the youth hostel... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Quite interesting but not enough demonstrations and not enough information on the exhibits. Couldn't get a drink or food as seemed to be for people staying at the youth hostel. Paid parking. Very reasonable priced things for sale but they seemed to 'shut up shop' early.

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Birmingham
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Very disappointing as the glassworks exhibition closed and not much going on. Expected more! I won't be visiting again.

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Broseley, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

A visit round the Coalport China Museum and all the little workshops is must. Go back in time to see how china was made. Use the passport ticket to visit this and all the other museums inthe Ironbridge Area.

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bournemouth
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71 reviews 71 reviews
23 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

A bit dull, lots of static exhibits, not as interesting for us as the rest of the Ironbridge site, if your into China then worth a visit.

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london
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22 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Aside from being extremely interesting and well laid out all the museums in ironbridge are next to very good pubs. This is no exception. Cross the river to the boat inn and take time to reflect on the experience. Cups and saucers have never been more appealing

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London
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Fabulous exhibits sadly let down by poor - in places tatty - display. The museum felt tired and lacking tlc, which is a shame because the exhibits are impressive

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Interesting visit to the museum with very pleasant and welcoming staff. the kilns and the buildings with the surrounding area of River Servern were well worth the visit. Several demonstrations were available and the staff were easy to talk to. You had to pay for car parking but this was a one off all day parking for the museum car... More 

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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I realise that the end of March was not the height of the season but we were a little disappointed that of the two demonstrations that we were told were taking place only the hand painting was evident. Although we could hear activity in the back room where the kilns were operating, no one appeared even after 10 minutes of... More 

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Witney, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

There are several different parts to this site, and if you are not particularly interested in the china museum you may enjoy the workshops more. Once you come out of the main building, you can go round pottery workshops and the two kilns. The children can try their hand at making or decorating pottery ( in the school holidays), and... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

A great place to spend 2-3 hours, even if you are not a pottery fanatic. A well set out site, with excellently restored industrial heritage. The kilns, the buildings and the surrounding area by the River Severn were beautiful. Several demonstrations were going on. A lady decorating the pottery was really enthusiastic, and gave an excellent description of what she... More 

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