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Coalport China Museum

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

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Recently visited here with the annual passport. We came as a family with an 11 & 5 yr old. There was a quiz trail for the kids which they enjoyed. There were China flowers making... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Recently visited here with the annual passport. We came as a family with an 11 & 5 yr old. There was a quiz trail for the kids which they enjoyed. There were China flowers making displays when we went and that was really interesting to watch. The lady making the flowers was friendly and informative and happy to answer questions... More 

Thank Emma-Jayne80
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited as part of a two day visit to Shropshire. The china museum was great way to see lots of different, unique and unusual items of china made in the works over the years. Unfortunately not much going on in the long room and the glass blowers room was full (about 7 people) so didn't get a chance to see... More 

Thank Daniel B
London, United Kingdom
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217 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Even though we aren't really experts on china, we enjoyed this museum and the workshops where we saw people producing china flowers and other items in the traditional style.

Thank Hooligan-59
Taunton, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Apart from the historical aspects of this exhibition, the beauty of the finished product and the skill required; this museum was fascinating and inspirational. There was a great area for the kids to try their skills at painting "biscuit" ware. The process was carefully explained during our free tour!

Thank Netgezien
Northampton, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a couple of hours at Coalport as part of the Ironbridge annual pass. Our son did the quiz and there were plenty of other bits for him to get into including brass rubbing, colouring, painting etc. Fantastic to watch the china flowers being made, the lady doing this made it look so easy and we appreciate its a real... More 

Thank Cathut
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to know what a 'sagger maker's bottom- knocker' is, then this is the place for you. You can walk around inside a great big china clay kiln, explore the out- buildings and spend ages looking at china from all over the world. I particularly enjoyed looking at the collection of tiles, and the wall- pictures from butchers'... More 

Thank Gill128
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed finding out about the history and methods of china production in the area ..... more so than I thought beforehand. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank soul_man_dave
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fab hour or so out...the children followed a trail which kept them happy and had looked forward to tile decorating but when we got there it wasnt open...a bit dissapointing as it was the easter holidays so prime time...but adverts in raring to go didnt specify that certain days it was closed...not to worry...we bought an annual pass so... More 

Thank Claire B
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

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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Reviewed 16 March 2017 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

Thank Margaret B

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