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Jackfield Tile Museum

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Address: Jackfield, Telford TF8 7LJ, England
Phone Number: 01952 882030
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Reminders of the Skills we have lost

It is quite mind blowing to look around Jackfield and wonder at the skill of these ceramic artists. From the simple Bathroom Tiles to huge commercial panels for shop fronts. A... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Pete_Ottley
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Telford, United Kingdom
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Telford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is quite mind blowing to look around Jackfield and wonder at the skill of these ceramic artists. From the simple Bathroom Tiles to huge commercial panels for shop fronts. A reak trip down memory lane

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is built around an amazing collection of tiles. The displays were well laid out and informative with some impressive tableaux. Away from the main collection it was a little disappointing with no active demonstrations other than peering in through workshop windows. Guided tours are limited. The older parts of the site are run-down and could do with better... More 

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Thank lerato3
Sheffield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You might think that the museums subject matter would be a bit repetitive but that is definitely not so.. The exhibits were set out really well, showing the time made in the locality in various settings like life size pub rooms, tube stations, butchers and other shops. We thought we were just going to whip round the museum but we... More 

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Thank Lapsedveggie
Crewe
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198 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The reception was a bit lacklustre. A bit more advice and enthusiasm would be appreciated. The range of tiles on display was stunning and there were some creative exhibits such as the recreation of Covent Garden tube station. The admittance price is quite high and perhaps some out of season discounted tickets may be appreciated by punters.

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Thank Greyfoodie
Spalding, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

The museum was full of examples of tiles however a bit of demos and explanation would have been good. The cafe was poor and managed to burn Teacakes

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Shropshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

I like this place. Mthey do fun tile painting activity sessions for kids which my little one lived. Nthis place feels like a hidden gem

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Thank Vivnista
North Wales, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

We called in to the tile museum to make full use of our passport tickets and weren't sure what to expect. How enthralled we were when we went in, making us glad that we ventured. Some of the designs they had on display were truly stunning, with a collection of single tiles, through to a mural which had been recovered... More 

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Keighley
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31 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Although this is an "industrial" museum, there's plenty to interest someone like me who would generally steer clear of "industry". There are stories about the people who lived and worked at the site, a great Pathe news report of the destruction of Jackfield in the 50's, and lots and lots of tiles to admire. Tiles saved from Churches and shops.... More 

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Paihia, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

This museum gives a real feeling of tile making and the impressive designs from famous designers of the past. There is a fantastic exhibition of tiles from a collector which displays the unbelievable range of tile designs. Again the Art Fund card gets you in free.

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Bristol
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99 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

If you already like tiles, this is one of the best museums anywhere; if you're not already into tiles, a visit here is likely to get you hooked. Superb range of all styles and dates, well explained and attractively presented. The recently-opened John Scott gallery is a real treat. Small café and shop with interesting things.

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