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Musee National Adrien Dubouche

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Address: 8bis, place Winston Churchill, 87000 Limoges, France
Phone Number: 33555330850
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10:00 am - 12:30 am
2:00 pm - 5:45 pm
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Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 12:30 am
2:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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In its fully renovated setting, the Adrien Dubouché National Museum holds...

In its fully renovated setting, the Adrien Dubouché National Museum holds the largest collection of Limoges porcelain in the world. It also contains representative works from the key stages in the history of ceramics. The museum route follows a journey through time that starts in Antiquity and crosses continents and civilisations, leading visitors towards the most recent designs. Everyone can marvel at the virtuosity of the masterpieces on display in an area dedicated to manufacturing techniques. The Adrien Dubouché National Museum and its prestigious collections thus contribute to the international reputation of ceramic arts and the promotion of the exceptional know-how that has made Limoges so famous.

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Extensive displays of ceramics - worldwide historical and Limoges specifically

We really enjoyed this museum. There was a temporary exhibition of Korean porcelain, as well as the permanent collection of porcelain from around the world across time, as well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Linda R
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed this museum. There was a temporary exhibition of Korean porcelain, as well as the permanent collection of porcelain from around the world across time, as well as that specifically from Limoges. In addition there is a display relating to the evolution of porcelain production and how it is made.. It is not in English, but it's not... More 

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Housed in the former historic Hospital, this is an extensive display over 3 levels and traces not just Limoges but the whole overview of Europe and Asia and there influence

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

I truly enjoyed a visit of this recently refurbished national museum. If you like ceramics, this is a must to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

If you are in Limoges then this museum is a must. It is very well laid out and has a stunning display of ceramics, glassware and porcelain from various countries. There is also a very interesting video showing various techniques of manufacturing the beautiful pieces. Excellent.

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Epinay-sur-Orge, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

A very nice building, good parking in the area, entrance well indicated. Walking route, but clearly indicated on staircases only. Exceptional collection, both in breadth and in depth. Maybe one of the best of its kind in Europe. Splendid introductory video. Items are all labelled, but cursory and in French only. Even very interesting pieces (Chinese porcelain with Arabic texts)... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

We visited as part of a city tour. We were supposed to have a guided tour, but the guide didn't show up! The displays are well done, explanations are in French only (missed the guide!)

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

An old and stylish museum building completed by a new architecture - on the whole a convincing architecture for a museum. Especially the department with porcelaine from Limoges is worth seeing it - with phantastic and sometimes crazy pieces of art from the late 19th century!

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

Popped in for a bit of culture during our weekend. Really informative displays, but could do with being in other languages too. Or an audio tour would be a good idea. However greatly enjoyed the displays.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Just on the outskirts of the city centre,walkable. A large beautiful vast building in stunning grounds. Wonderful insight into the porcelain making process. The actual process has not really changed. The audio guide would be very handy in english too as we are not completely fluent as yet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

A fascinating collection for anyone interested in porcelain and many people who are not. Many examples of porcelain manufacture from antiquity to the present. Unless you are an aficionado, it would be best to take in the highlights as there is almost too much to see.

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