Porzellanmuseum im Augarten

Porzellanmuseum im Augarten information

Location
Vienna , Austria
Address
02, Obere Augartenstrasse 1
Getting there
Metro: Taborstrasse
More information
www.augarten.at
Prices
adult/child €6/4, incl guided tour €12/10
Opening hours
10am-6pm Mon-Sat
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Restored to its former glory and reopened in 2011, this imperial pleasure palace harbours a new museum dedicated to exquisite Augarten porcelain. Founded in 1718, Augarten is the second-oldest porcelain manufacturer in Europe. A chronological spin of the museum takes in lavish rococo creations, boldly coloured Biedermeier pieces, Spanish Riding School equestrian figures and the simpler porcelain fashionable in the 1950s.

One-hour tours of the premises are available daily at 10.15am and 11.30am, when you can learn about the process of turning white kaolin, feldspar and quartz into delicate creations through the process of moulding, casting, luting, glazing and painting. It's free to get a glimpse of some of Augarten's fabulously detailed creations in the shop , open during the same hours.