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Coalport China Museum

Coalport, Ironbridge, Ironbridge Gorge, England
+44 1952 433424
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Glass blowing

As it's one of the 10 museums it's better to get the year pass. Easy to find and worth visiting if... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
N H
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Newton Le Willows, United Kingdom
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Surprisingly interesting

Staff were extremely informative so learned loads without having to wade through too many signs if... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Wellywaderer
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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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“glass blowing” (26 reviews)
“bottle kiln” (12 reviews)
“china museum” (32 reviews)
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Coalport, Ironbridge, Ironbridge Gorge, England
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+44 1952 433424
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As it's one of the 10 museums it's better to get the year pass. Easy to find and worth visiting if you like the history of china. There are several demonstrations of making pottery and decorating it and children can paint their own pot/piggybank. There...More

Thank N H
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Staff were extremely informative so learned loads without having to wade through too many signs if you didn't wan to. Kids enjoyed painting items to bring home. Liked the display in the bottle kiln best .

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lots to look at from over the ages very interesting to see how designs have changed. Great activities for families. Cafe and parking available.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Few interesting displays to see but no cafe available, no demonstrations to be seen, and the staff were more interested in chatting between themselves as opposed to welcoming visitors. I know it was january and things are quiet, but if you are going to open,...More

2  Thank DerbyshireFlyboy
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

Interesting place though not our highlight of all museums. Staff friendly. Lot of china of different types on display and some hands on stuff for the children

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Reviewed 5 January 2018

Didn't really fancy this one, but glad we did go as it was extremely interesting and well planned. You could have a go at one or two different skills and go inside a giant Kiln. Very interesting to see how the pottery was glazed etc....More

Thank KathandDen
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

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 7 December 2017

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

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Reviewed 15 November 2017 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

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

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

2  Thank John D
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

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

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HelenaWhite
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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
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