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Coalport China Museum

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Address: Coalport, Ironbridge, Ironbridge Gorge, England
Phone Number: 01952-43-34-24
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Interesting museum, but room for improvement

There were several interesting exhibits of coalport china here but I did feel these could be brought to life a bit better by improving the information displays. The demonstrations... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Raglan, United Kingdom
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Raglan, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

There were several interesting exhibits of coalport china here but I did feel these could be brought to life a bit better by improving the information displays. The demonstrations in the workshop area were good and I got an insight into how ceramics are created. We took a sample of coalport china with us and we were impressed at how... More 

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Andover, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We were told times of 30 minutes to 2 hours to visit this attraction, we did it in less than an hour. If china is your thing, this place is probably wonderful. Initially you walk past some display cabinets full of amazing exhibition standard china; enjoy this bit as then you go outside into the old factory yard. There are... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A wonderful collection of beautiful china . Everything is really well displayed which gives a very clear view of each piece .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Coalport is one of my favourite places, you can watch people demonstrating their crafts, also at certain times there are things to join in with. The displays of Coalport wares are breathtaking, you will need time to see everything. The shop offers some lovely things to buy, they often have deals on items as well. Go see for yourself.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Visited at 2.30pm on Friday 22nd August - peak holiday season - as part of annual ticket. Site virtually deserted, no demonstrations nor sound effects, etc., as in other reviews. Whilst the exhibits were examples of craftsmanship at its best, we found ourselves walking past most of them because of the appalling, dated, faded and illogical displays. One sign in... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Little to see other than China workshop with helpful and informative artist. Other exhibits empty or no staff to provide information yet three staff in shop stacking shelves with new goods (all be it China found on high street!) during prime holiday time. Shop selling bespoke one of a kind goods closed?!

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I'm not particularly interested in pottery but this museum was included in our ticket so we gave it a go. It was in a beautiful part of Ironbridge and really nicely done. The quality and variety of the displays was superb and the input from staff was also very good. There were demonstrations and a have a go area for... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We visited the china museum as we had passports for all the local attractions, but this one was the only one that bored us. There is a collection of local china in the Museum of the Gorge, and that would have been enough. Walking through this museum it actually got funny when you go through a collection of broken bits... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I was a little, oh no, this is on the passport to make up the numbers. I was really surprised. It was informative and good. The layout is weird with lots of steps at points. The pottery exhibition in the long workshop was good and live making of flowers. You can then choose one and sit and paint it at... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Very nice displays , kids enjoyed the trails . Will be back next year to make the most of our passport!

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