Coalport China Museum

Exquisite ceramics – Marvel at spectacular creations and extraordinary craftsmanship

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

You’ll be amazed by the spectacular treasures made in these quirky buildings – from elaborate statuesque vases to hand-painted miniatures, they were made for everyone from wealthy families to Queens and Tsars.

Step inside traditional riverside workshops, have fun in the family gallery and try out our newest addition - the 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

Opening times

Opening times
Dates Opening times
4th Apr – 9th Oct 2022 Monday to Sunday, 10am-5pm
10th Oct – 31st Dec 2022 Wednesday to Sunday, 10am-4pm

See our opening times page for other attraction times.


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


Visit the studio & bespoke shop of artisan glassmaker Jonathan Harris at Coalport China Museum. You can see more of their work on their website.

Is there a cashpoint?

You can withdraw money from our free-to-use cash machine at Blists Hill Victorian Town or from the Co-op in Ironbridge town.



Can I bring my dog?

Assistance dogs are welcome to visit with you, other dogs are welcome at Blists Hill Victorian Town only.

How long will my visit last?

We suggest a visit to Coalport China Museum will take at about 1 ½ hours.

These are our recommended visit times:

Blists Hill Victorian Town 3+ hours
Coalport China Museum 1.5 hours
Tar Tunnel 20 minutes
Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron 1.5 hours
Darby Houses 1 hour
Enginuity 2 hours
Iron Bridge & Tollhouse 30 minutes
Museum of The Gorge 45 minutes
Jackfield Tile Museum 1.5 hours
Broseley Pipeworks 1 hour 


Is there anything for kids to do?

During the school holidays there are great family friendly activities and drop-in workshops. Kids have their own Gallery here with fun activities and a dressing-up box.

Children must be accompanied by an adult whilst visiting.

Is the Museum suitable for visitors with disabilities?

  • There is accessible parking close to the museum
  • A ramp takes you to the entrance to the museum
  • The museum is on multiple levels however there is a passenger lift between them
  • Parts of the museum are outdoors, with cobbled yards
  • There is an accessible toilet on site
  • Ask on arrival for the best route to visit if using a wheelchair
  • There are many tactile exhibits around the museum, as well a 'talk boxes' featuring spoken interpretation
  • Download the Access Guide here

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