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Wrong, wrong and thrice wrong!!! I thought I had no interest in tiles, but about 2 hours later I was proven totally, absolutely, completely and 100% wrong. The place is utterly fascinating, with artwork and craftsmanship that is unbelievable, but yet it happened. There are...More
Jackfield was the tile production capital of the world in the 18th century producing not only the highest volume of decorative tiles, using an innovative range of industrial techniques, but also tiles that were second to none in terms of quality and design. Great to...More
Do not miss the opportunity to visit this extraordinary museum dedicated to the Art and History of tile manufacture. Situated in the beautiful Ironbridge Gorge, the Jackfield Factory is the home of British tile making. The donation of a breathtaking collection of tiles by a...More
Set in a wonderful Victorian tile factory they have equipped offices and rooms in that period. There are many delightful tiles to illustrate the colours. Some of the tile work was so impressive. The museum does not seem to have much to hold the attention...More
If you're interested in the decorative arts, tile-making, or industrial history etc, then this museum is definitely worth a visit. It's really well presented, with lots of different galleries thoughtfully displayed in original factory buildings. It feels authoritative without being stuffy and there are some...More
Two quick moans, parking charges (see my Blists Hill review), and why did we have to go and dig out someone to open up more than ten minutes after the advertised opening time.
Now this place is interesting if you are into tiles and/or art...More
Hidden away in Shropshire this small but beautiful museum is a great way to wile away a few hours. Discover the history of Shropshire’s tile and influence. Lots to look at, plenty of crafting activities to do as well for your budding artists ! Part...More
Don’t rely on SatNav to take you to this museum, ours took us to a Wesleyan Church half a mile away. Not as interesting as the China Museum but it shows that one can make other items out of clay rather than china.
I found this small museum much more interesting than expected. One forgets how universally tiles were (and are) used. Highlights included the tile frieze rescued from a Ripon (North Yorkshire) butcher's and a mock-up of Covent Garden's Tube station. Plenty of stunning historical designs to...More