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Musee National Adrien Dubouche

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Address: 8 B Place Winston Churchill, 87000 Limoges, France
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+33 5 55 33 08 50
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Wed - Mon 10:00 - 00:30
14:00 - 17:45
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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Beautiful building, wonderful displays

Easy parking in front of the museum. The building itself is stunning. The internal design is well thought through and the display cabinets themselves add to the experience. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Holyport, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy parking in front of the museum. The building itself is stunning. The internal design is well thought through and the display cabinets themselves add to the experience. The porcelain is beautiful. Well worth a visit.

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Dompierre-les-Ormes, Bourgogne, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Modern, well-designed museum housing collection of porcelain that shows up the many outlets / shops in Limoges for what they are. Explanation of processes and examples of work through the ages are clear and interesting.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Disappointing as altho I have some Limoges I wanted to learn more. A huge museum and it should represent national France so foreign people who do not speak French can really enjoy it for 6 euros

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Limogesceramique, Responsable relations publiques at Musee National Adrien Dubouche, responded to this review

Dear Patricia, Thank you for your message. I'm so surprise of it, because from the 3rd August, we purpose translations for all the texts in the museuem on Ipad. It's a new service and it's free for all visitors. Sorry, if this service didn't purpose to you. Best regards, More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

It would be easy to miss this museum and that would be a shame. It houses a large collection of Limoges porcelain and ceramics over a long period of time. The building is large and very impressive. I don't speak much French but the staff were friendly and polite. The lady on the ticket desk spoke English and was very... More 

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Limoges, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

This is where we take guests on a rainy day. They normally smile and say 'lovely' and you just know they are thinking that this could be a bit of a bore. But without exception they have all come away saying how fascinating it was. The initial section is about the history and process of making porcelain and after that... More 

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agia paraskevi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We can see a lot of collection of porcelains from Limoge and from many other places of the world. We learn the international history of the porcelain through the centuries.

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We had a very good afternoon. The visit took us about 2 hours (we went fast), I would say it's better in 3 to 4. Very interesting to learn the difference between ceramics, chianware, argile.... from different countries. During June 2016, they had a special and extra exhibition on South Korea. Well done and well explain. It's very beautiful and... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

My interest in visiting the Musee National Adrien Dubouche was to learn more about the hard-paste porcelain produced by factories near the city of Limoges. The museum contains a broad collection of some 15,000 pieces of ceramics from antiquity to the modern day. There are interesting exhibits about the history of ceramics and the manufacturing process. I would have preferred... More 

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Limogesceramique, Responsable relations publiques at Musee National Adrien Dubouche, responded to this review

Dear Jackie, Thank you for your message. I'm so surprise of it, because from the 3rd August, we purpose translations for all the texts in the museuem on Ipad. It's a new service and it's free for all visitors. Sorry, if this service didn't purpose to you. Best regards, More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 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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