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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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Beautiful exhibition throughout the years

I love it here, particularly at Christmas. The shop is lovely and I always pick up something pretty for my tree. They do lovely workshops throughout the year too which are well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Vivnista
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Shropshire
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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very interesting place to visit I particularly liked going into the kiln to see how they used to fire the porcelain, good display of Coalport China in the museum. Some activities for children.

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Thank LINDA H
Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

my wife and i have a fair number of Coalport figurines,but the past few years the quality has been lacking,when i spoke to a member of staff i was informed most of the Coalport figurines now come from China,what a sad dissapointment another industry consigned to the past.

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Thank skittler2014
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting museum full of information and displays of all the different examples of Coalport china through the ages, as well as the kilns and also demonstrations of today's figurine making, etc, Part of the Ironbridge Museums package it is well worth a visit.

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Thank JoBloggs771
Shropshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love it here, particularly at Christmas. The shop is lovely and I always pick up something pretty for my tree. They do lovely workshops throughout the year too which are well worth joining.

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Thank Vivnista
Hornsea, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was fascinated by the displays of wares produced over the years, the skills developed and the techniques used.

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Thank Ron B
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a museum which is always a pleasure to visit. The shop is well stocked with an interesting selection of goods. The displays are well arranged with the relevent information regarding the china.The tour then takes you outside to the workshops where there are pottery demonstrations. The walks into & around the insides of the giant kilns are impressive.... More 

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Thank noorcaughley
huddersfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff here where very friendly and helpful. I was slightly worried about taking a 4 year old to a museum or anywhere for that matter full of china. Luckily it's all locked away. There is so much more to see here then plates, there are demonstrations on how items are made, the old buildings, activities for kids. Great place... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum explains how porcelain came to be made in Great Britain. The Chinese were the first to produce this and then when Marco Polo visited China, he took the secret of 'China' to Italy and traders brought it to the UK

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Thank Hanneke D
Hawkinge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The walk in kilns were interesting. We enjoyed the china exhibits and would recommend it as a place to visit on a wet day.

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Thank averilbrice
Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyable visit and worth seeing. You could easily spend upto 2 to 3 hours in a nice relaxing stroll around the various buildings.

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