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Coalport China Museum

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Address: Coalport, Ironbridge, Ironbridge Gorge, England
Phone Number:
+44 1952 433424
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Fascinating look at the history of chinamaking

We visited on a cold day and will return when it is warmer. Allow a couple of hours for a detailed look at the history and the importance to the area, along with the other... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited on a cold day and will return when it is warmer. Allow a couple of hours for a detailed look at the history and the importance to the area, along with the other Ironbridge Museums. Some walking outdoors so not best during winter.

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Coalport is one of the most famous names in fine china and porcelain. In this museum you will see one of the largest and finest collections of porcelain in the world. Displays and demonstrations bring the history and techniques of china making to life. The distinctive bottle-shaped chimneys of the two surviving bottle ovens are impressive as is the huge... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not everyone is entertained by lots of different styles of china in glass cases - even if they recognise some of the styles as grandma's precious "best" china. However, there is more than this on offer here. It is just a short way from Blists Hill and you can use the same parking ticket on the same day at both.... More 

Thank Jean120557
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small very little information no prices of items on show so you have no idear how much there worth craft shows are good tho 20 minutes you can see whole place

Thank Lesley E
Kingswinford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

Went to this lovely museum today. Interesting to see how the glass is blown and also how the China is made and both were made more interesting by the talk given by the staff.can highly recommend this brilliant museum.

Thank Denartes
Shropshire, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

Being a member of the Ironbridge pass system and having visited previously and had a wonderful tour, I took my sister in law when visiting me recently. What a disappointment! She had to pay the full entrance fee, no problem, but when we went into the various workshops there were no demonstrations at all. We met one lady who could... More 

Thank sissy48
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

A great place to visit, very interesting, but not suitable for dogs. My pit bull nearly ran amock. He gets upset when things are very still. Go without your dog and you'll be fine.

Thank Lee V
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

I visited here with my Annual Adult Passport Ticket from the Ironbridge Museums. I am not sure of the individual price for this Museum, but for £22.50, you can get access to all ten museums for the whole year! The museum has lots of exhibits, showcasing the various styles from throughout the centuries. There were several demonstrations on showing the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

The Coalport museum has a marvellous exhibition of Coalport pottery. In the grounds are a workshop with ladies making flowers, a decorating area for children's groups, a glass blowing workshop ( this was stunning and manned by two intelligent articulate men who brought it all alive). There was a woman making 'saggers' for the kilns. A full sized kiln is... More 

Thank Alan J
Poole, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

I think this must be the most boring museum I've ever visited. It's ok if you like looking at China items in cabinets, but there is not much else to see. We were told at the entrance that there were demonstrations in the 'shed'. We went to see and there was evidence of people working, but no one about. We... More 

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