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Coalport China Museum

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The first thing we looked at was the glassblowing. It was a small room, so only half a dozen... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
United Kingdom
Ironbridge museums

Takes about 2hours to complete.Good history of the China works and demonstrations... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2019
Alcester, United Kingdom
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Coalport, Ironbridge, Telford, England
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Reviewed today

Excellent displays if the work created here, some of which is unique. The practical explanations were also very good.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tugair
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first thing we looked at was the glassblowing. It was a small room, so only half a dozen people can fit in the viewing area. We were there for approx 20min watching these 2 craftsmen making a vase from scratch. They were very informative....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Dragonladyy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to visit this excellent museum, not only the beautiful china on display, how it’s made etc. Ruby aged 9, did some clay modelling, making a dog. The lady who explained what to do was fantastic, giving first class advise on the art of clay...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jimmy B
Reviewed 10 February 2019

very good place they where very informative and knowledgeably about what happened in that era sa must see attraction

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank O2924HNgarym
Reviewed 10 February 2019

Takes about 2hours to complete.Good history of the China works and demonstrations available.workshops available if bringing children.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank lburrows2015
Reviewed 3 February 2019

Do follow the guided tours to appreciate the craftmanship/suffering that produced such wonderful items.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Stephen R
Reviewed 22 January 2019

I visit here both on my own and with my grandchildren - ages 8 - 14. There are often activities arranged, particularly during school holidays. A lovely calm feel to the whole place and lots to see and do.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Julie W
Reviewed 21 January 2019 via mobile

This museum is primarily focused around the working life and processes of the Coalport factory. We had been expecting the exhibition to be mainly the Coalport china. There is a modest display of Caughley china but very little of the Coalport (sensu stricto). Having adjusted...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank PTY999
Reviewed 28 December 2018

We visited here in the summer of 2018 as we were camping nearby and got a passport to all the museums. To say I was dubious to take our 3 boys aged 11, 6 and 2 to a china museum was an understatement! As soon...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank amazingnature
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

wonderfull little place. lots of china to look at. beautiful kilns. insights to how the china was made. wonderful glimpse to the past. lovely staff. really friendly and informative. special thank you to the wonderfully lovely lady in the gift shop who made my entire...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Ironbridge-Museum, Guest Relations Manager at Coalport China Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2018

Thank you for your review. We were so pleased to read that you had such an enjoyable visit to Coalport China Museum and that you found the staff so friendly and welcoming. We have passed on your thanks to our colleague who was working in...More

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22 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