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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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10:00 - 00:30
14:00 - 17:45
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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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A truly great museum - not to be missed!

Limoge has been famous for a very long time for production of high quality china and porcelain. This museum has a great collection and is beautifully designed. It is also very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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95 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Limoge has been famous for a very long time for production of high quality china and porcelain. This museum has a great collection and is beautifully designed. It is also very modern using the latest technology. We were each issued an iPad when we entered to give us descriptions of each display in English. Very impressive in every respect. We... More 

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Ludlow, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is housed in one of the old grand buildings within Limoges and it manages the trick of marrying new exhibition space with grand old buildings very well. The collection of porcelain (for which Limoges is famed) is extensive and a mecca for collectors and experts alike.

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Sacramento, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Tea out of a plastic cup? Dinner out of a paper box? Mon Dieu! Not after you've seen this museum! Don't let the name dissuade you from entering the nons plus ultra of museums that display the china and porcelain that has been used daily all over the world for centuries. These are no mere dishes, my friends. The designs... More 

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

Hello, Thank you so much for promoting our image. You had understand our role because we curate pieces from all over the world, of several civilisations and cultures. We show the largest Limoges porcelain collection of the world. Hope to see you soon, More 

Brussels, Belgium
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

A fantastic collection covering the world and history of porcelain. It is so well presented and the most helpful staff we have found in a museum in a long time. May be, best of all it was only E6

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

Hello, Thank you so much for promoting our image. You had understand our role because we curate pieces from all over the world, of several civilisations and cultures. We show the largest Limoges porcelain collection of the world. Hope to see you soon, More 

Paris, France
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138 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

A wonderful showcase for China lovers , going through the ages and the region, the muséum is a showcase for world wide samples of China .

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Holyport, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

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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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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4 reviews
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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53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 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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203 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 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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