Living Museum of Porcelain in Cmielow

Living Museum of Porcelain in Cmielow: Hours, Address, Living Museum of Porcelain in Cmielow Reviews: 4/5

Living Museum of Porcelain in Cmielow

Living Museum of Porcelain in Cmielow
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The museum was created in an old porcelain factory. Several attractions are available: - guided museum tour - how the porcelain is made, - ceramic workshops for children and adults (3 classes programs), - exhibition of old porcelain collections - from the beginning of porcelain production in Cmielow, - Van Rij contemporary art Gallery, - gallery of icons and paintings on porcelain, - cafe Lying Cat - showroom - company store
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Anna R
Adelaide, Australia562 contributions
May 2016 • Friends
We stopped at this historic factory on the way to the beautiful medieval town of Sandomierz . Intended just a short stop to have a cup of coffee... stayed half a day. A guided tours and presentations are available (for Polish speakers - not sure whether English tours are available). There is also an excellent art gallery upstairs.
I learnt a lot about the history of porcelain manufacturing - and we had a most memorable coffee served in beautiful china, and sampled the famous Monkey Liqueur served in tiny chocolate cups.
Not to be confused with another Cmielow factory which produces quality china on a mass scale, the Cmielow AS Manufacture still produces hand made coffee, tea and dinner sets, including special commissions for VIPs. They even made a porcelain figure of the dog Bo for President Obama.
Notice a collection of famous modern style figurines designed by artists and made in the 1960's and are now collectors' items.
There is an excellent shop where you can buy anything from hand painted individual cups to sets.
Written October 21, 2016
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Dajwid
Braintree, UK129 contributions
Sep 2016 • Solo
A fantastic place, amazing work. A great interesting place BUT. I travelled half a day each way to visit. On arrival I was told ' you need to wait for over an hour to tag onto a group, the group was too big so I was told to wait another 30 mins.
Everything is in Polish, I asked for English and was told NO !
( luckily I speak some polish ).
Pay 8pln to be allowed to take photos. I was the idiot who paid. Others took pictures anyway.
The cafe is shockingly expensive compared to polish prices.

Written September 9, 2016
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W0rldTraveler71
Warsaw, Poland31 contributions
May 2016 • Friends
A world-famous porcelain manufacture, together with a museum, a store and a small cafe. Having a chance to see the porcelain hand -making process, including painting was a fascinating experience. Many of the designs were absolutely beautiful - including the famous ones of the Polish designers from the 1960s. We then got the chance to buy some of them at the store.

On top of this, we met the manufacture owner, who was walking around and chatting up the visitors. Himself an artist, he designs some of the company's products and has many interesting stories to tell. You can see how he made this place into what it is today.
Written May 3, 2016
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Dajwid
Braintree, UK129 contributions
Sep 2017
My second visit. Train, taxi a long trip.
Same shockingly poor customer service.
Tourists treated like cattle. Groups are OK but you are totally ignored if you are a lone tourist. My mother is an avid collector, but I didn't even bother buying pieces as I was ignored in the shop.
I speak a fair bit of Polish, if you don't understand Polish don't waste your time.
A great shame, I spoke to another couple who were very upset of how they were treated as not in a group.
Written September 11, 2017
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alexingohr
Dormagen, Germany260 contributions
Sep 2015 • Solo
An unusual attraction in a small village renown for its hand made porcelain. OK can be expensive, but hand made and you can "have - a - go" yourself. Fine porcelain works, but careful what you touch. Beautiful pottery and the explanation and film can be (if you ask) in English. A small gem in a big country. Afterwards enjoy a cup of tea / coffee in a hand made cup. Price of coffee does NOT include the cup ! From the car park look for the gorilla in the window watching you.
Written October 8, 2015
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Living Museum of Porcelain in Cmielow is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM