The museum is protected as heritage and managed by the association ESPACE PORCELAINE that focuses on preserving and promoting the industrial heritage of Limoges porcelain. It is located in the ancient district named Les Casseaux, an area close to the river Vienne which was used to float the wood needed to fire the kilns.
The Kiln was built in 1900 using over 100 000 refractory bricks. This « reversed flames » circular kiln measures 20 meters high and 8 meters accross with 8 fireplaces set around its base. Its volume of 80 cubic meters held up to 15 000 pieces for the 40 hours of firing. This kiln is now unique in France.
Every summer, from the middle of June to the end of October, we renew our presentation with temporary exhibitions that show the outstanding créations of Limoges porcelain both past and present. Most of the works have never seen before because they belong to private collections. Guided tours and conférences are organised with every exhibition.
Open all year, from monday to saturday, 10am to 5.30pm (summer time)
10am to 12.30am and 2pm to 5.30pm (winter time)
Admissions are 4.50 euros per adults (free tour) and 8 euros per adults on guided tours (reservation required).
Free for children under 12 years old and 2,50 euros over 12 years old.