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Coalport China Museum

Coalport, Ironbridge, Ironbridge Gorge, England
+44 1952 433424
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Fabulous museum

This is the birthplace of the British porcelain and ceramics industry and the museum is a fabulous... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dudley, United Kingdom
Fabulous experience

Loved a walk through this informative Museum. It was a cold grey drizzly day which added to the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
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Coalport, Ironbridge, Ironbridge Gorge, England
+44 1952 433424
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the birthplace of the British porcelain and ceramics industry and the museum is a fabulous place to explore this in depth. You can see ceramics being made before your eyes and the shop is lovely.

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Ironbridge-Museum, Public Relations Manager at Coalport China Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We were glad to read that you enjoyed your visit. Many thanks for your review.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved a walk through this informative Museum. It was a cold grey drizzly day which added to the atmosphere as we roamed through this site and heard stories of the hard conditions under which the people worked. We have certainly come a long way since...More

Thank Glenyce54
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An interesting museum but, at the time of our visit (November) there were no demonstrations in the china production building. However, our visit benefitted from having a volunteer guide to explain the processes, culminating in a visit into the old kiln building. By comparison, the...More

1  Thank John D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is worth a visit but be warned, although there are a couple of rooms with activities for the kids they may get a little bored as looking at old china is not necessarily their thing. There is also an area onsite where you...More

Thank WellingboroughFamily
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Interesting collection of historic china, let down a little by very little activity on-site in the off season. No one working at the time in the workshops demonstrating the processes of making pottery, but I guess different during busier periods.

1  Thank DBR10
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Well presented and interesting museum. You can walk into the original kilns and see the Saggar Maker at work, fascinating.

Thank MrsMS58
Reviewed 25 October 2017

It was quite interesting and the china exhibits were very informative. Children were catered for and had their own area. Nice place.

Thank Pug71
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We visited at the beginning of September and it was great to watch the lady making the flowers, she made it look so easy and then visit the kiln, good to see how it worked and walk around inside. The museum was very interesting

Thank Veronica G
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

If you are interested in china, then this is the place to come! There is a very good shop which has a variety of popular china from Portmeirion to Wedgewood. The china museum has a comprehensive display of Coalport china as well as some Worcester....More

1  Thank noorcaughley
Reviewed 2 October 2017

You enter through the gift shop and there was a good selection of china and glassware to purchase. The tour was in the original Coalport factory and there were displays of how the kilns were loaded, complete w8th sound effects. There were some workers available...More

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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