Staatliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Meissen GmbH
Museum of MEISSEN® Art
HOUSE OF MEISSEN®
daily throughout the year
(except 24, 25 and 26 Dec):
9 am to 6 pm (1 may to 31 oct)
9 am to 5 pm (1 nov to 30 apr)
10 am to 4 pm (31 Dec and 1 Jan).
The name Meissen® is synonymous with handcrafted porcelain of exceptional quality. In the Museum of Meissen® Art visitors gain an insight into the world of luxury tableware and the history of porcelain in Europe.
Porcelain, known as “white gold” in Germany, has captivated people for centuries. In 1708 alchemists at the court of Elector August the Strong of Saxonynsucceeded in making porcelain in Europe for the first time. Just two years later the first European porcelain manufactory went into operation at Albrechtsburg Castle in Meißen. Today Meissen Porcelain Manufactory is famous around the world for its luxury tableware, limited art works and craftsmanship of the highest quality. Besides its popular tableware, the company produces limited art editions, interior design concepts, ornaments, jewellery and products to create your own individual world for living. Traditional as well as modern, partly contemporary, aesthetics find new expression in Meissen Porcelain®.
Experience MEISSEN® at the world of experience House MEISSEN®. House MEISSEN® is both shop and cultural attraction and features an extensive collection of Meissen Porcelain® dating from the company’s beginnings in 1710 to the present day. Temporary exhibitions add to the appeal and visitors can watch the skilled artisans practising their craft in the demonstration workshops. Those who want to dine off Meissen Porcelain® can do so in the restaurant and café. As the flagship store, the Meissen® Boutique has the world’s most comprehensive and exclusive selection of Meissen Porcelain®. The outlet store offers the opportunity to buy some Meissen Porcelain® at reduced prices and browse a wide range of top-quality seconds. Exclusive Meissen souvenir items are available from the museum shop.
Meetings and incentive travel
The world of experience – House MEISSEN® offers a wide range of options for hosting seminars, workshops, training courses, product launches, conferences, business events and private functions. Cultural entertainment ranges from tours led by costumed guides to concerts performed on the first organ with Meissen Porcelain® pipes. These can be booked as part of an exclusive supporting programme or as incentive activities. Catering for events is provided by Restaurant MEISSEN®.