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 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 and the Paletta Restaurant.

 

OPENING HOURS 2024

PORCELANIUM VISITOR CENTRE

 

MINIMANUFACTORY

Tuesday–Sunday

10:00–17:00

PORCELAIN MUSEUM

TuesdaySunday

10:00–17:00

APICIUS CAFÉ

TuesdaySunday

9:30–17:00

 

 

APICIUS RESTAURANT

 

CLOSED

 

Groups are welcome by prior arrangement.

Reservation deadline: no later than 1 week before arrival.

Phone: +36 88/523-235

Email: apicius@herend.com

 

 

VICTORIA BRAND SHOP

 

Monday - Sunday: 9:00-17:00

OPERATING DAYS AND CLOSURES

MINIMANUFACTORY, PORCELAIN MUSEUM AND APICIUS CAFÉ

 

FIRST OPENING DAY IN 2024 27 March WED
29 March 2024 GOOD FRIDAY open
30 March 2024 HOLY SATURDAY open
31 March 2024 EASTER SUNDAY closed
1 April 2024 EASTER MONDAY open
1 May 2024 WED open
19 May 2024 PENTECOST open
20 May 2024 PENTECOST closed
20 August 2024 TUE open
23 October 2024 WED closed
1 November 2024 FRI closed

 


VICTORIA BRAND SHOP

15 March 2024 FRI closed
29 March 2024 GOOD FRIDAY closed
30 March 2024 HOLY SATURDAY open
31 March – 1 April 2024 EASTER closed
1 May 2024 WED closed
19 – 20 May 2024 PENTECOST closed
20 August 2024 TUE closed
23 October 2024 WED closed
1 November 2024 FRI closed
24, 25, 26 December 2024 CHRISTMAS closed
27, 28, 30 December 2024 FRI, SAT, MON open
31 December 2024 TUE closed
1 January 2025 WED closed

 

ENTRANCE FEES 2024

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

 

Adult: 5 900 HUF
Student (6-18 years): 3 500 HUF
Student & Apicius Café menu (6-18 years): 4 000 HUF
Family (2 parents with children):  10 900 HUF

 

The adult ticket (visit to the Minimanufactory and the Porcelain Museum) includes a bonus coupon, which can be exchanged for coffee or tea or mineral water at the Apicius Café. The family ticket and the student ticket do not include a drink.

 

Student & Apicius Café menu including visit to the Minimanufactory and the Porcelain Museum as well as homemade biscuits with 1 chocolate milk/cappuccino/tea served at the Apicius Café. This service is available by pre-booking.

 

Student group rates

Student groups including at least 20 persons receive 5% discount on the entrance fee. Each student group adult leader receives a student ticket.

 

Free of charge

Children under 6 years

 

 

CREATIVE WORKSHOP

Porcelain rose-making (30 min.): 3 500 HUF
Porcelain figurine-assembling (30 min.):  3 500 HUF
Herend motifs with watercolour painting (30 min.): 3 000 HUF

Porcelain painting course for hobbyist porcelain painters:

Further information

One-day course fee
60 000 HUF

   
Photo/video ticket: 2 000 HUF
Photo/video ticket for groups of 10 people or more: 6 000 HUF

 

All prices include VAT.

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

GUIDED TOURS

The Minimanufactory can be visited within a ca. 40-minute guided tour including film projection. Visitors may choose Hungarian or English language tours (language selection below). Individual visitors have also the opportunity to join pre-booked groups, which may require a short wait. The last guided tour departs at 16:20.

 

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

 

Hungarian language tour:       5 000 HUF / group
English language tour: 10 000 HUF / group

 

MAP

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.

 

 

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CONTACT

PORCELANIUM VISITOR CENTRE

 

Minimanufactory

Kossuth Lajos u. 139, 8440 Herend, Hungary

Phone: +36 88/523-231

Mobile: +36 20/378-38-87

Email: porcelanium.cassa@herend.com

 

Herend Porcelain Museum

Kossuth Lajos u. 138, 8440 Herend, Hungary

Phone: +36 88/523-197

Email: porcelanium.cassa@herend.com

 

Apicius Restaurant and Café

Kossuth Lajos u. 137, 8440 Herend, Hungary

Phone: +36 88/523-235

Email: apicius@herend.com

 

Victoria Brand Shop

Kossuth Lajos u. 135, 8440 Herend, Hungary

Phone: +36 88/523-223

Email: victoriashop@herend.com