Coalport China Museum

Marvel at spectacular ceramic creations and extraordinary craftsmanship

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The Victorians loved tea! No wonder they made such exquisite china cups & pots

Be amazed by the spectacular china creations made here at Coalport. From elaborate statuesque vases to hand-painted miniatures, pieces were made here for everyone from wealthy families to Queens and Tsars.

Step inside traditional riverside workshops, visit a kiln and try our interactive Tea Cup Trail!

The following facilities and rules apply at this attraction:

  • Tea & Coffee available
  • Disabled toilets
  • Ladies & Gents toilets
  • Shopping available
  • Guide dogs only

Parking

PASS PLUS holders and Friends can park in our Coalport China Museum car park for free during their daytime visit by validating their PASS PLUS at the front desk when they arrive. Find out more. 

EXPERIENCE IRONBRIDGE YOUR WAY

To help you get the most out of your visit to Ironbridge Valley of Invention, we’ve created three tailored itineraries to guide you around our museums in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Ironbridge Gorge.

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INTRODUCING IRONBRIDGE

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Discover the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site

GET INVOLVED

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Hands-on fun and interactive experiences

BE INSPIRED

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Explore our awe-inspiring collections 

DISCOVER INNOVATION

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Step in to the historical heart of Ironbridge

Opening times

Opening times
Dates Opening times
8th Apr – 21st Jul 2024 Monday to Sunday, 10am-5pm
22nd Jul – 1st Sep 2024 Monday to Sunday, 10am-5pm

All museums are closed 24, 25 & 26 December.

See our opening times page for other attraction times.

Directions

The postcode for Coalport China Museum is TF8 7HT

See our directions page for further details.

Fantastic demonstrations

  • See demos of ceramic making & decorating
  • Talk to our experts about the different techniques

stunning china

  • Check out the extraordinary Northumberland Vase – the biggest item ever made at Coalport
  • Walk inside the curiously shaped bottle kilns
  • See the china made for Queen Victoria

get hands-on

  • Follow the all-new interactive Tea Cup Trail around the Museum
  • Stop at the Family Gallery for fun activities

Click here to read our FAQs.

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Coalport China Museum Gift Shop

We offer a range of products made by our team at Coalport China Museum including saggars, plant waterers, bone china flowers and hand decorated mugs. The shop also offers a range of souvenirs and gifts. The shop is open daily from 10am until 5pm and is accessible without paying admission to the museum.

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