Herend Porcelain

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Porcelanium Visitor Centre Information

Culture, Art, Adventure

Those who are on their way to Herend can catch sight of the special, stately building complex – accommodating the Porcelanium Visitor Centre – right from a distance. It goes without saying that the mission of the Herend Porcelain Manufactory is also evident from here: to provide, apart from producing fine porcelain, ideal conditions for popularising this special profession and technology as well as to pass on the tradition of applied arts.

Since the year 1999 this has been the home of the Minimanufactory, where the visitors can get an insight into the secrets of porcelain-making. If you would like to become a porcelain maker, even if just for a little time, take the raw porcelain paste or the painting brush into your hands, and the workshops will give your imagination free flight. 

The Victoria Brand Shop is located in the side-wing opposite the Minimanufactory. The Porcelain Museum offers a permanent exhibition and temporary shows, renewed in every season, to highlight the history of the Manufactory. Coming back from the trip to porcelain world, visitors can take pleasure in the catering facilities offered by the Apicius Restaurant and Café.


Porcelanium Visitor Centre


27, MARCH –  30, OCTOBER

1, MARCH – 

MINIMANUFACTORY9:30 – 18:009:30 – 17:00

The Minimanufactory is a scaled-down version of the Manufactory, a home to all the genuine and mainstream knowledge of porcelain manufacture. The last guided tour of the Minimanufactory departs one hour before closing.

PORCELAIN MUSEUM9:30 – 18:009:30 – 17:00

The Herend Porcelain Museum is the world’s largest Herend treasure trove. 

APICIUS CAFÉ 9:00 – 18:009:00 – 17:00

After an eventful, rewarding day, the place to rest and revive is the Apicius Café which offers just the friendly milieu that guests are seeking for. Choose from a range of our coffee specialities, each served on a different, aptly chosen pattern of Herend Porcelain. Taste the different flavours of Herend Tea, all exclusive to Herend, made with leaves sourced from the finest estates. The Apicius Café is a comfortable place for 55 persons at maximum capacity.

Apicius Restaurant

12:00 – 17:00

We hope you are curious to know about the delicious meals served on top-class place settings, offered by a restaurant bearing the name of a gourmet from ancient Rome. In the elegant grand hall and the more intimate gallery it is a comfortable place for 55 and additional 35 persons at maximum capacity. Preliminary group reservations are taken also BEYOND REGULAR OPERATING HOURS, then minimum of 10 guests required.

Victoria Brand Shop

 29, MARCH –
MONDAY – FRIDAY9:30 – 18:009:30 – 17:00
SATURDAY9:30 – 17:009:30 – 14:00
SUNDAY9:30 – 16:30closed


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Minimanufactory, Porcelain Museum and Apicius Café

15, March TUEclosed
27 – 28, March EASTERopen
1, May SUN open
15 – 16, May PENTECOSTopen
20, August SATopen
23, October SUNopen
31, October MONclosed
1, November TUEclosed
LAST OPENING DAY IN 2016                   21, December WED
1, January 2017 SUNclosed

Apicius Restaurant

1, May SUNclosed
15 – 16, May PENTECOSTclosed
13, July WEDclosed
30, July SATclosed
20, August SATclosed
23, October SUNclosed
LAST OPENING DAY IN 2016             29, October SAT

Victoria Brand Shop

1, January 2016 FRIclosed
15, March TUEclosed
27 –28, March EASTERclosed
1, May SUNclosed
15 – 16, May PENTECOSTclosed
20, August SATclosed
23, October SUNclosed
1, November TUEclosed
24, 25, 26, December CHRISTMASclosed
27 – 30, December TUE–FRIopen
31, December SATclosed
1, January 2017 SUNclosed


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Visit to the Minimanufactory INCL. GUIDED TOUR IN ENGLISH OR GERMAN LANGUAGE and visit to the Porcelain Museum

Adult:2 500 HUF
Student (6-18 years):1 200 HUF
Family (2 parents with children): 6 000 HUF

Visit to the Minimanufactory and the Porcelain Museum including bonus coffee or tea or mineral water served at the Apicius Café. The family ticket includes three bonus drinks. No bonus drink goes to a student ticket.

Student group rates
Student groups including at least 20 persons receive 10% discount off the entrance charge. Each student group adult leader receives a student ticket.

Free of charge

  • children under 6 years
  • handicapped persons

Creative workshop

Porcelain rose-making (30 min):1 600 HUF p/p.
Porcelain figure-assembling (30 min): 1 600 HUF p/p.
Herend motifs in watercolour painting (30 min):1 100 HUF p/p.

Porcelain painting course for hobbyist porcelain painters: More information

One-day course fee
26 000 HUF p/p.

Photo/video ticket:1 100 HUF
Photo/video ticket for groups of 10 people or more:4 000 HUF

All prices include VAT.

Payment options at the front office of the Minimanufactory: HUF, EUR, credit card (Visa, MasterCard, JCB).


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The Minimanufactory can be visited within a ca. 40-minute guided tour. Tours depart in every 20 minutes. Visitors may choose Hungarian, English or German language tours. Individual visitors have also the opportunity to join pre-booked groups, which may require a short wait. The last guided tour departs one hour before closing.

On preliminary request, we provide guided tours at the Porcelain Museum in Hungarian, English and German.

Hungarian language tour:      HUF 1 500 / group
English or German language tour:HUF 3 000 / group



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View us on the map to make sure you can find us and all the sights you wish to see.

The building complexes belonging to us are located in the town centre, all in one area, flanking the high street. Behind the Porcelanium is a big parking lot and toilets offering restroom facilities for visitors. There is a fountain in front of the Porcelanium along with benches where you can have a moment of rest in between events. The ornamental lions sporting typical Herend decoration provide an excellent photo opportunity while being an unusually interesting sight.

Be our guest, come visit us in Herend!


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Herend Porcelain Manufactory Ltd.
Kossuth Lajos u. 140, 8440 Herend, Hungary
Phone: +36 88/523-100
Email: info [at]
Fax: +36 88/261-518

Porcelanium Visitor Centre

Tourism manager
Kossuth Lajos u. 140, 8440 Herend, Hungary
Phone: +36 88/523-190
Email: balazs.csarmasz [at]
Fax: +36 88/261-518

Minimanufactory – check-in office
Kossuth Lajos u. 139, 8440 Herend, Hungary
Phone: +36 88/523-231
Email: porcelanium.cassa [at]

Herend Porcelain Museum – check-in office
Kossuth Lajos u. 138, 8440 Herend, Hungary
Phone: +36 88/523-197
Email: cassa.muzeum [at]
Fax: +36 88/523-247

Apicius Restaurant and Café
Kossuth Lajos u. 137, 8440 Herend, Hungary
Phone: +36 88/523-235
Email: apicius [at]

Victoria Brand Shop
Kossuth Lajos u. 135, 8440 Herend, Hungary
Phone: +36 88/523-223
Email: viktoriashop [at]


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