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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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A really interesting and beautiful part of history

Was a real treat, right from the history of the designs through to the workshops and beautiful kilns, looks like they are always growing and improving the museum so worth another... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Lisa1232
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Was a real treat, right from the history of the designs through to the workshops and beautiful kilns, looks like they are always growing and improving the museum so worth another look in the future too. A must have if in the area and you are not sure which of the10 museums to visit.

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Thank Lisa1232
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is an amazing museum and demonstration workshops. Beautiful China collections from coalport complete with their history of use. Lovely lady in the pottery decoration workshops inspired me to order a palace two handed loving cup in memory of my mum.

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Thank GAmphlett1960
Basingstoke
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The displays of China will keep you interested for as long or short time depending on your curiosity level. However, the display given by the two gentlemen in the Glass-blowing building is quite amazing - it has to be seen to appreciate the skills required.

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Thank Moondance42
Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a large indoor display museum but stacked with beautiful ceramics ,whilst the main features of the site are tho old kilns and workshops, the adjacent canal used for moving the goods which can be walked along from the Ironbridge, which is only a mile away and saves a few miles drive..

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Thank Peter S
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Another interesting museum to visit in the Ironbridge area, in a lovely leafy green setting, near a youth hostel and cafe. Some demonstrations are part of the walk through of this museum, and worth watching.

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Thank GufoPeloso
Nottingham UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed this but it is really for adults of a certain age group that can play "my mum/grandma had that". The china is just astounding in its beauty and good that it is still going. The girl making flowers was very nice and very good at her job!

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Thank Malsville
Kings Lynn Norfolk
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No one to tell you about how things were done,expensive for very little there,only good thing was the glass blowers!

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Hull. England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed visiting the museum. Looked at a cross section of a kiln and a lady making pot flowers. Found out how bone china was made and the health problems sustained by workers in the pottery industry. The glass area was closed when we visited. Worth a visit for an hour.

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Thank shazzy39
Healesville, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This type of china is not my cup of tea, but the workmanship that went into making it makes the mind boggle. No transfers in those days all freehand painting, not to mention the potters artistry. We saw china flowers being made, which looks so easy.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Coalport once made the finest bone china in the world, there are so many wonderful specimens to see. You can even make your own, and see how it used to be made.

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