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Coalport China Museum

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Address: Coalport, Ironbridge, Ironbridge Gorge, England
Phone Number: +44 1952 433424
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10:00 - 17:00
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Well worth a visit.

We managed to fit this in with a visit to Blists Hill, so it was mid-afternoon by the time we arrived. It was suggested that we visited the tar tunnels (if that's what we wanted... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 October 2016
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Paignton, United Kingdom
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Kingswinford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Thank Denartes
Shropshire, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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Thank sissy48
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36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Lee V
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Gosport
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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Thank Alan J
Poole, United Kingdom
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34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 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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Thank S L
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

There is very little to see at this museum what with missing exhibits (there was one saying save this vase but there was nothing there!) and empty display cases. It seems to be indicative of a lot of the Ironbridge family of museums they just don't seem to see why the should bother as they are content to rest on... More 

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Thank Mark S
Paignton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We managed to fit this in with a visit to Blists Hill, so it was mid-afternoon by the time we arrived. It was suggested that we visited the tar tunnels (if that's what we wanted to do) first because the china museum was open later. We did walk the short distance to the tar tunnels and so by the time... More 

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Thank Robin W
Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We were not expecting much of this museum prior to attending as you get an idea what it would be before you arrive however we were pleasantly surprised. The best bit if you can wait for the tour the old guide (with his wife giving support) makes it really interesting and well worth a visit. For Kids and Parents they... More 

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Cannock, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Very disappointed nothing at all for kids to do completed in about 15 minutes as there was only 1 demonstration, expected more

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