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Go along to Coalport China Museum, near Ironbridge during the Easter school holidays from 13 to 28 April and join floral-themed ceramic family activities.
Young artists can decorate a money box, fridge magnet or paper plate with spring flowers such as daffodils, tulips and bluebells using quick drying paint. The daily sessions take place from 11am - 1pm and again between from 1.30pm - 3.30pm. Afterwards explore the museum’s many galleries.
The ceramic painting activities carry a charge of between £1 and £4 per item plus entry while the paper activities are included in your admission fee. You can take your finished items home with you on the day.
One of the 10 Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Coalport China Museum is open from 10am until 4pm. A great value Annual Passport Ticket allowing multiple visits into all 10 museums can be bought at the entrance or online in advance saving 5%; individual entry tickets are also available at each museum. Activities will vary from day-to-day and some additional costs will apply.
The Coalport China Works was built in 1796 alongside the Shropshire Canal, Coalport China Works occupied this factory until it’s closure in 1926.
Half a century later, IGMT bought the site and restored it as a museum, now home to the exquisite collections of Coalport and Caughley China. 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. See traditional techniques in riverside workshops, dress-up in the Children’s gallery and step inside the atmospheric kilns.
The Ironbridge Gorge Museums are all set in important historic industrial buildings, Explore our award-winning attractions in the beautiful Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site. Where will your visit take you?
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