A wishing well in the cafe garden of Teapot Island.
|Collection size||6,000 Teapots|
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 had 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."
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- "Fancy something a bit more quirky?". Kent and Sussex Courier. 31 May 2013.
- "Woman with collection of 6,000 teapots". The Daily Telegraph. 15 October 2009.
- Kennedy, Emma (19 November 2011). "Emma's Eccentric Britain: Teapot Island, Kent". The Guardian.
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