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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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In the area, take a look

Whilst in the area, why not take a look at this fantastic museum, ideal if you are a pottery buff, and who knows you may even buy your own piece of this local history and area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Telford, United Kingdom
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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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106 reviews 106 reviews
41 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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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123 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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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185 attraction reviews
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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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Southport, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Interesting displays and guides very informative around the workshops. Kiln display very realistic . Again all included in the annual pass and well worth the money. Only negative is that you have to pay & display in the car park at the museums which I think is cheeky when you have just paid over £50 for tickets

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Telford, United Kingdom
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136 reviews 136 reviews
31 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Whilst in the area, why not take a look at this fantastic museum, ideal if you are a pottery buff, and who knows you may even buy your own piece of this local history and area.

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Manchester
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86 reviews 86 reviews
14 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Making pottery was not the easy ride I'd thought it was in the Industrial Revolution. Superb exhibitions and displays. Staff very knowledgeable and the readiness to talk about the actual process of pottery manufacture they were involved in was wonderful.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
30 attraction reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Went with high epectations but bitterly disappointed. The glass lowers did not give eye contact far less communicate and as we entered the other parts of the experience there was no one there of if so just ignored us. Wish we had not bothered as the only people,who seemed to have any customer service skills or enthusiasm of what they... More 

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Holt, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 attraction reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

We spent an informative and interesting hour or two here. We were unable to visit all the museums in the area but were glad to have included this one. The people demonstrating were very knowledgeable and certainly added to the visit.

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Gateshead
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We had some time after a long visit to Blists Hill but before we wanted to return to our digs. It took us about an hour to do the circuit. I think I would have been disappointed if I'd paid the full £8.50, but we'd bought the annual passport so it cost us nothing extra. Good for filling an hour... More 

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