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Jackfield Tile Museum

Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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Who thought tile painting would be so fun!

We spent a lovely 3-4 hours visiting the Jackfield Tile Museum. After about 40 minutes looking at... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Telford, United Kingdom
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Surprisingly compelling

Found the museum more interesting than I expected, and the exhibits are well thought out. It would... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2018
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a lovely 3-4 hours visiting the Jackfield Tile Museum. After about 40 minutes looking at the whole host of impressive tiles on show in the museum (easy to spend so much more time here) we decided to head over to the tile painting...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

Found the museum more interesting than I expected, and the exhibits are well thought out. It would have been good to have more interactive exhibits, but perhaps visiting on a Sunday morning wasn't the best timing! Worth going in the week when the resident artists...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 December 2018

Didn't know what to expect but the museum was far more interesting than we thought it would be. Very interesting to find out about the history of tiles in the area. The John Scott exhibition was incredible - amazing what one person had managed to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Anita1967
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

An interesting museum with some beautiful examples of how people use to tile their homes/work places. Their are some old tiles/mosaics and the private collection of a life long collector. Nice to see but does not talk long to look around.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 798nh
Reviewed 3 November 2018

Wrong, wrong and thrice wrong!!! I thought I had no interest in tiles, but about 2 hours later I was proven totally, absolutely, completely and 100% wrong. The place is utterly fascinating, with artwork and craftsmanship that is unbelievable, but yet it happened. There are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dafydd M
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Jackfield was the tile production capital of the world in the 18th century producing not only the highest volume of decorative tiles, using an innovative range of industrial techniques, but also tiles that were second to none in terms of quality and design. Great to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank RobSwindon69
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Do not miss the opportunity to visit this extraordinary museum dedicated to the Art and History of tile manufacture. Situated in the beautiful Ironbridge Gorge, the Jackfield Factory is the home of British tile making. The donation of a breathtaking collection of tiles by a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Derek W
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Set in a wonderful Victorian tile factory they have equipped offices and rooms in that period. There are many delightful tiles to illustrate the colours. Some of the tile work was so impressive. The museum does not seem to have much to hold the attention...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank curlytail55
Reviewed 15 October 2018

If you're interested in the decorative arts, tile-making, or industrial history etc, then this museum is definitely worth a visit. It's really well presented, with lots of different galleries thoughtfully displayed in original factory buildings. It feels authoritative without being stuffy and there are some...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MsEJH
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely day out here! The staff were all very friendly and there was lots to do. All very interesting.

Date of experience: October 2018
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6 August 2018|
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Response from Taxidiotissa | Reviewed this property |
There are workshops during the school summer holidays where you can make a tile, Tuesdays to Fridays until 31st August.