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Coalport China Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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A family visit

We called in & spent an interesting couple of hours looking at the history of Coalport China and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Stewart G
Swindon, United Kingdom
The kilns were very interesting

The canal finishes at the museum. The scale of the factory is appreciated when you view the youth... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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Coalport, Ironbridge, Telford, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We called in & spent an interesting couple of hours looking at the history of Coalport China and seeing the firing furnaces. The cafe was on reduced opening hours/days-luckily it open when we visited & the food was excellent.

Thank Stewart G
Reviewed 5 days ago

Cars, aeroplanes, transport, weaponry, even trams and trolley-busses, that's what interests me, not a bunch of old china, made for a bunch of moneyed toffs! Curses!! Wrong!! An outstanding museum about the production of fine china over the past 250 years, and although there are...More

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Ironbridge-Museum, Guest Relations Manager at Coalport China Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your great review. We were delighted to read that you had such an enjoyable experience at Coalport China Museum. Thank you once again for your wonderful comments.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous! Loads of practical demonstrations going on. Just not enough space to join the 10 strong crowd in the glass blowing. I realise it's a H&S issue, but can't you try to expand the barriers?

Thank cm0j0
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best museum we've been to so far, could of easily spent abothee hour or so here but has other arrangements. Very informed and friendly lady in the workshop, kids enjoyed painting a China pumpkin. Glass blowing was interesting and the displays were great.

Thank norfolkbett
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The canal finishes at the museum. The scale of the factory is appreciated when you view the youth hostel that is now in part of the former China factory. The boards explaining the kilns and how they were used is very interesting. There are also...More

Thank curlytail55
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The pottery was beautifully hand done the painting were brilliant, we also watched the glass blowing expertly done and explained at every stage.

Thank Pauline337
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Really interesting, beautifully kept,had a free tour around. Staff are really friendly and full of information. Shop has some lovely China to buy also can buy freah from the work room

Thank David g
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Well worth a visit seeing how the China is made and the history of Coalport. Worth getting a passport if you intend to visit other places in Ironbridge and if you are a member of English Heritage let them know she you pay as you...More

Thank bobby-kinsuk
Reviewed 29 September 2018

What a wealth of wonderful china and glory to see. It is amazing how this has all survived. Managed to buy a sagger for a miniature garden.

Thank Fredthetrain
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Very interesting little place , go with a guide makes it very interesting. Beautiful things to look at a step back in time

Thank topcat152015
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23 July 2018|
Response from Derbyshireflyboy | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, google their number and give them a call
21 April 2017|
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Response from Claire B | Reviewed this property |
yes there is a charge...and for parking too..but both are quite low