Coalport China Museum


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High Street Coalport Ironbridge
Telford
Shropshire
TF8 7HZ
England

  • Visitor Information Centre: 01952 433 424

Coalport China Museum was home to the famous firm until 1926 and is filled with the finest examples of their work. The factory's unusual buildings contain colourful displays depicting a history of china-making, as well as demonstration workshops where, during school holidays, you'll be able to have a go yourself. The Coalport China Manufactory was the largest works of its kind in the mid 19th century. Most of the former works still survive next to the River Severn, including substantial parts of the 1796 factory and 3 impressive bottle kilns. Within these restored buildings is housed the Museum’s unique collection of late 18th, 19th and 20th century Coalport china. The collection of approximately 4,000 pieces is the largest and most comprehensive anywhere and as such has an international standing. The entire collection of this museum is a Designated Collection of national importance.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Daily 10- 5 Closed: 24 & 25 December and 01 January

Charges:

Adults £8.10, 60 Plus £7.20 & Children £5.40 Annual Passport Ticket for all ten of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums allowing repeat visits all year - Adult £27.95, 60 Plus £21.50, Children £16.95, Family (2ads) £68.00 and Fam (1ad) £50.00

Discounts:

  • Museums Association
  • International Council of Museums
  • English Heritage

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services

Facilities:

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Education facilities available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Library with public access
  • Meeting room available
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Parking for coaches
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Research facilities for academics
  • Shop
  • Study facilities
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas
  • Wheelchairs available for loan

Services:

  • Academic publications and resources available
  • Activities for pre-school children
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Direct teaching services for schools
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Events/teaching/resources for people with disabilities
  • Foreign language leaflet or brochure available
  • General guide to collections available
  • Large print information and/or interpretation
  • Loan service
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
  • Public access available to collections information
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students
  • Touch exhibits

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