One of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums, the Coalport China Museum presents the history of Coalport China, a fine English Chinaware. It is situated in the village of Coalport on the banks of the River Severn in Shropshire. It is located in a World Heritage Site, the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. The factory was based here between 1795 to 1926, today there are demonstrations of traditional ceramic techniques and the buildings house the kilns that fire the pottery. The collections include the official National Collections of Caughley and Coalport china. There are workshops where painting and ceramics activities are held during school holidays. Displays bring to life the history and techniques used in the making of the china and you can watch live demonstrations which include flower making, pot throwing and china painting.
You should allow 1 ½ hours for a visit to Coalport China Museum. A café is available at the adjacent Youth Hostel serving light meals and drinks. A large gift shop in the Coalport China Museum sells a range of china goods and souvenirs.
Open 7 days a week
10am – 5pm
Tel 01952 433424
Official Website : www.ironbridge.org.uk/explore/coalport-china-museum
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