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Teapot Island, Yalding

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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3.3/5 based on 170+ 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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  • Came here with my Fiance and her sister and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff were really friendly and gave us some good background information when we asked. The museum is certainly something uniqu...  read more »
  • After a visit to musuem we all wanted some lunch, and had lovely snack sitting inside as outside was full up. Took a long time to be served at till, and while for food to come out but were told about ...  read more »
  • Having popped in for coffee and a mooch around the fabulous collection of teapots previously(some amazing and ingenious designs). We decided to try out the Sunday roast and it didn't disappoint. Well ...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Lovely place to relax and enjoy the scenery kinds would love it to as there is a little play ground
  • Fun for the kids, but a little old fashioned (not that's necessarily a bad thing).
  • Great little restaurant and in a lovely location by the river.
  • Avoid, dangerous wier pool. Far too busy for the number of staff. Popular with the traveling community.
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