Porcelain Museum at Augarten
The Vienna Porcelain Manufactory Augarten
Founded in 1718, the “Vienna Porcelain Manufactory Augarten” is one of the oldest and most renowned porcelain manufactories in Europe. Since its very first days, the company has been devoted to producing the highest quality of porcelain. Manufactured and handpainted in the heart of Vienna, each piece of porcelain has been a reflection of the company’s standards for excellence. Marrying an impeccable purity of line with delicate patterns, the manufactory’s porcelain has come to be world renowned for its timeless grace and elegance.
On a tour of the Porcelain factory and Museum, you will learn about the art of porcelain specifically focusing on the interconnectedness of every step of the process, which requires a great symbiosis between each department, in order to create stunning, unique and flawless products.
Our trained guides explain the production and history of the Vienna Porcelain Manufactory.
At the beginning of the exhibition on the upper floor of the museum, guests learn about the genesis of porcelain in China and the European fascination with the product which ensued. Once the right balance between porcelain’s constitutive components was struck 1718, the first Viennese manufactory under Claudius Innocentius de Paquier was born.
You will learn more about the various production stages required to achieve the highest quality of porcelain. The ground floor of our museum houses some of our notable creations from the 20th and 21st century as well as information about our company and the changes we underwent over time as we reopened our doors in 1923.
Our impressive collection of porcelain pieces also displays important artistic pattern-ships we have made over the years. One will notably note art deco services and figurines crafted by well-known artists such as Michael Powolny, Vally Wieselthier, Josef Hoffmann and Friedrich Ludwig Berzeviczy-Pallavicini. Additionally, alongside our permanent exhibition, we host two special exhibitions every year that touch upon historical and current thematics surrounding Viennese porcelain.
Neue Wiener Porzellanmanufaktur Augarten
Obere Augartenstraße 1
Mon-Sat 10 am – 6 pm
closed on public holidays
Mon – Thu 10:15 – 11:30 pm
Special tours on request
Telefon: +43(0)1 – 211 24 200
U-Bahn: U2 Taborstraße
Bus: 5A Obere Augartenstraße
tariff zone: inner circle