The centrepiece of the AUGARTEN PORCELAIN MUSEUM is the imposing historic kiln, which was in operation until the 1960s. Today, the venerable relic serves as an exhibition space. Original exhibits from more than 300 years of Viennese porcelain history can be admired in the museum on two levels in a permanent exhibition as well as in changing special exhibitions.
Get to know the Arcanum, the once top-secret recipe for porcelain made of kaolin, feldspar and quartz. These ingredients combine in the fire of the kiln to form the most sensitive material in the history of design.
The porcelain paste can be finely and easily modelled, but it must survive 1900 degrees in the kiln to then surprise with its very specific properties. With its shine, its consistent colours and much more.
From the origins of porcelain production 2000 years ago in China to the founding of the first Viennese manufactory under Claudius Innocentius du Paquier in 1718 to today's artistic production, the Porcelain Museum uses original objects to tell the multifaceted story of Viennese porcelain.