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Teapot Island, Yalding

(3.4/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web)
Teapot Island is a teapot museum in Kent, England. The museum grew from the personal teapot collection of owner Sue Blazye, which started when her grandmother gave her a teapot in 1983, encouraging other family members and friends to do the same. The growth of her collection eventually led to her needing a larger space to house it, and she established Teapot Island in Yalding, in November 2002. The building used for the collection used to be a cafe called the Riverside Diner, which has been in operation since the 1950s. The collection has been valued at £15,000.Teapot Island was featured in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2004, for being the largest collection of teapots. The museum lost this title in 2011, when it was awarded to a man in China with a collection of 30,000. In 2011, the museum was featured in the book Crap Days Out, in which the authors stated: "It's awful if you don't like teapots. But it's probably all right if you do."During the Christmas 2013 storms the teapot collection was damaged and were removed from their display cabinets, the owner hopes to clean-up the museum to reopen as soon as possible. However should the clean-up become expensive the museum may have to be closed and all of its assets sold off.
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  • 8000+ teapots make quite an impression! We had a great time exploring them all from the kitsch & quirky to some very beautiful artistic examples alongside a LOT of Disney. A quirky & fun stop off if y...  more »
  • We visited this place today, the museum was interesting and we then went into the tea shop. NOT a good experience. We spent £8 on 2 cups of teas, two scones, a small saucer of jam and a small tub of c...  more »
  • Such a nice cafe/restaurant/ tearoom. Outside seating by the River Medway offering breakfasts and lunch and afternoon tea. They do roast on Sunday. No reason not to keep going back. My favourite place...  more »
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  • Super friendly staff let me and a friend hang out in the garden while they opened up. Coffee wasn't bad and the cake OK. Bacon and egg sandwich was OK too. You'll like it if you don't expect too much!
  • Wonderful place to visit..fascinating Teapot Museum, good food, friendly service in beautiful surroundings
  • Well over priced. The pub next to it has cheaper food with a better selection and even the souvenir shop is expensive
  • Great place for a cuppa! Right by the river, so a good stop if you like the water. Big open space next to the island, great for picnics and letting the kids run wild. We use as a rest point when kayaking the medway.
  • It is one of its kind. Plan for the whole day to spend here especially in summer.