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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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Really nice museum, informative and important in the context of the area, but it is not a subject I am very interested in so not for me.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Martin O
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Castlebar, Ireland
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wandering around this museum you get to see how pottery was made in olden times. There are people on hand giving demonstrations of how things were done and a place where you can paint your own creation. Look into the old bottle kiln to see how much was fired at one time. It really is incredible.

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Castlebar, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really nice museum, informative and important in the context of the area, but it is not a subject I am very interested in so not for me.

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Thank Martin O
Warrington, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been twice now on a value for money annual pass to all the iron bridge museums. This is lovely, very educational and I love how they keep such great pieces of china. Some children may find parts a bit boring eg the gallery areas however there are activities which are great. There are great workshops with plenty of... More 

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Thank kymjane86
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited with our children and they enjoyed it as they had a trial worksheet and had to find objects around the place.they enjoyed dressing up as the victorian days and also the staff were very friendly and welcoming.

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Blackwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely example of a China museum. Great examples of the China produced by this factory over the years. The workshop does activities such as model painting or clay model making for children. Additional charges for this activity. If you're visiting several museums in the ironbridge group, it's worth buying the annual passes.

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Telford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stepping back in time when pottery workers had it very hard for little pay.All ages working long hours just to live a normal life. The Museum is well laid out,and the Staff were very helpful explaining the normal working practices of the ceramic workers and kiln operators. Using our Ironbridge Passport we had the advantage of saving money on the... More 

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1 Thank Eric W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The visit starts in the museum showing the collection of Coalport china, which includes a vase made for Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee in 1897. Outside are the workshops where you can watch traditional techniques. The flower making and pot throwing stations were not in operation but there was a lady demonstrating china painting, which was interesting to watch. In another... More 

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North Lincolnshire UK
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came as part of the 12 Attraction passport, but not worth the money to visit on it's own. Very static displays & the glass exhibition was closed. Spent 30 mins max, the kilns are the best bit

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

Much more interesting than we thought it would be - both inside and outside exhibits. As well as history of the area and manufacturing there were practical demonstrations and guides on hand. Recommended.

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

The stairs are a bit slippery. Great things for little ones to do. The lady making the model elephant was very informative. The glass blowers were very informative

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