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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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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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What a crocker I mean cracker!!

A place to not only see the old china on display but actually be in the buildings they were produced in. A couple of hours to go round is plenty, and make sure you have a go at... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ben M
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of interesting facts about China and porcelain. Exhibits were scattered on three levels, there was a lift. One would find this place most enjoyable if they really did like porcelain. The only main highlight for me was the kiln 😊 Pay and display car park right outside, free parking available next to the pub on the main road 😊

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A place to not only see the old china on display but actually be in the buildings they were produced in. A couple of hours to go round is plenty, and make sure you have a go at the workshops that are available as they are very worthwhile

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Dover, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting museum telling the story of porcelain manufacture in the ironbridge gorge. Excellent guided tour conducted by harry, lovely man and very informative.

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Thank Vanessa B
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting look at the history of how china etc developed. Small but reasonably priced visitors shop.

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Thank Grim T
Karratha, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great museum utilising the original china factory, including the bottle kilns. The museum has a well displayed collection of china over the ages, many unique and some absolutely fantastic. Out the back you will find the long shed, where you can catch some of the staff making ceramics. We had a day with a lovely lass with deft hands making... More 

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Thank Steve W
Blaenavon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not to be missed by lovers of fine china. There is so much to see and admire. Free tours by an expert are available.

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Thank Roger B
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Daniel B
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Hooligan-59
Taunton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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!

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