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Coalport China Museum

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Address: Coalport, Ironbridge, Ironbridge Gorge, England
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+44 1952 433424
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Takes you out of Ironbridge a few miles along to the old Coalport works in Victorian warehouses where you get an idea about the entrepreneurship of local businessman William... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Takes you out of Ironbridge a few miles along to the old Coalport works in Victorian warehouses where you get an idea about the entrepreneurship of local businessman William Reynolds and family who were very relevant to Ironbridge's good fortune. The museum is the site of the old factory and has a good range of examples of Coalport and some... More 

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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Using our annual pass (worth buying) we enjoyed the museum seeing the development of the pottery, also glass blowing and a "sagger maker" ... You need to go and visit great a time there thank you

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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I gained entry using my annual pass. Interesting pieces in there. Beautiful China. Nobody was there when I went? Only spent about 30 minutes there- I did enjoy it.

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Thank suzie12325
Dereham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Some beautiful china on show and the history of the site is explained well. It's worth a walk down the tow path towards ironbridge to see the railway tracks up the hill by the side of the tar tunnels.

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small but delightful place to go. The day was rainy but everyone we encountered was cheerful. We met Kate the curator who was personalising a 'stork plate' as she chatted to us. Perfect as our granddaughter was born within that same hour. Yes, we ordered a plate! The bits of China were well-illuminated which is not the... More 

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Thank Debbie H
Lincolnshire
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35 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place to see the history of china and some being made. It was a quiet day so few people about which made the visit good for seeing exhibits but there were only a few things to see being made.

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Thank PastorJM
Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Another museum well worth a visit, fabulous items on display, glass blowing experience was good to see, great workshop with staff very helpful. Very interesting.

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Thank PeteNN8
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Very interesting. Amazing to see the historical pieces of Coalport china, so intricately done. Interactive aD great for kids to have a go with clay.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Went her to finish off our passport we purchased last year when we visited blist victorian village. Good insight into the coalport pottery and China . Glad we had the passport as I didn't think it was worth 9.75 for a visit

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

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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