Porcelain Museum at Augarten
The Porcelain Museum at Augarten is housed in a wing of the Porcelain Manufactory, which was reopened in 1923. An original kiln stretches impressively across both exhibition floors. The museum illustrates the history of Viennese porcelain with representative pieces from its various artistic phases. At the beginning of the exhibition, on the upper floor, guests learn details about the genesis of porcelain in China and the aristocratic European porcelain enthusiasts. This fascination sparked the rediscovery of the original porcelain recipe in Europe. In the museum, the manufactory’s various stages of porcelain production are haptically represented, giving visitors the opportunity to touch and feel samples of porcelain’s essential ingredients: kaolin (“china clay”), feldspar (“china stone”) and quartz.
Neue Wiener Porzellanmanufaktur Augarten
Obere Augartenstraße 1
Mo-Sa 10 am – 6 pm, closed on public holidays