The porcelain museum

My Safe Place

Special exhibition

The subject of the Augarten Porcelain Museum´s new special exhibition is solitude, withdrawal in a safe place. Whether alone or à deux, this state has acquired new significance in the year 2020. Historically speaking, it has not been rare for people to have to do without lager- scale social amuseument - or to consciously choose to do so. For many reasons: pandemics and other threats, the demadands of etiquette - or, more positively, the productivity of solitude for the creaticve mind. Our ancestors have always been familiar with the practice of self- isolation.

Learn all about porcelain

300 years of history on two floors

The eye-catcher and the heart of the porcelain museum is the impressive historic kiln, which was in operation until the 1960s. Original exhibits from 300 years of porcelain history in Vienna can be marvelled at on two floors of the museum. In addition, two lovingly and scientifically prepared special exhibitions complement the theme of Viennese porcelain.

Interesting facts about the production

Kaolin - Feldspar - Quartz

Find out interesting facts about the production and feel the essential ingredients of porcelain - kaolin, feldspar and quartz.

Experience the development of this extraordinary material from its origins in China, through the founding of the first Viennese manufactory under Claudius Innocentius du Paquier in 1718, to its closure in 1864 and reopening in 1923 in the Augarten, today's location and namesake.

In the spirit of the Wiener Werkstätte and Art Déco, a large number of figures and services were created, designed by renowned artists of the time: Michael Powolny, Vally Wieselthier, Josef Hoffmann and Friedrich Ludwig Berzeviczy-Pallavicini are among the most famous employees of the new manufactory. To this day, designers, sculptors and painters continue to explore the material porcelain and its appealing possibilities and challenging technology.

Opening hours

Monday to Saturday:

Sundays and holidays:

10:00 AM - 18:00 PM


Guided Tours


Entrance fees



€ 7,00

€ 5,00

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