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A Gem of a museum

We booked a guided tour with morning coffee and cakes, the whole experience was utterly brilliant... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jane G
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
A Gem of a Place - must visit

A gem of historical value hidden away but a must visit place to see. Superb volunteers and staff... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2024
Sophiebella2013
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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

We spent a fascinating and interesting couple of hours at the museum where the friendly,welcoming volunteers gave us an insight into the unique porcelain that was produced there. Besides the museum there is a small garden, remains of the chinaworks and an opportunity to see the porcelain being produced. We also had good value and good quality refreshments in the cosy tearoom.The recent exciting discovery will ensure that we return in the future. A visit not to be missed

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

This is a gem and well worth a visit. I went on a Sunday in March and received a warm welcome, had a very informative tour given by a knowledgeable guide and I learned a lot. She really put the place in context of the times in which it was operating. I was surprised to find a well-preserved bottle kiln there as well as very tasteful displays of Nantgarw and Swansea china (lovely loos too!). This is a working pottery making beautiful porcelain items which can be bought in the shop. They also serve teas, coffees etc and Welsh cakes. I can thoroughly recommend a visit here.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

Lovely to see that pottery work continues. Knowledgeable guides and demonstrators.
Would be worth a visit in a few years time to see how the production has developed

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

We had been planning our trip here for a while. We were not disappointed, I see some people rated it as average well I think they are wrong. It's an amazing display of one of Britain's rarest ceramics. And the guides make the tour very interesting. All finished off with a real nice cup of tea with Bara Bryth. For a free activity it's very well presented. Thank you to all the volunteers who made our time there fantastic.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

Visited today and had a very informative (free) tour with an excellent volunteer guide, followed by tea and cakes in the tea room. Housed in a small eighteenth century listed building, which is interesting in itself, and outbuildings including an outdoor kiln plus examples of later output after porcelain production stopped.
Shame Cadw aren't more involved with their adjacent building .

Good to see that it is being well used by current potters and runs workshops.

Well worth a visit

Date of experience: August 2017
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