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 2022

PORCELANIUM VISITOR CENTRE

 

1 MARCH – 17 APRIL

TUESDAY – SATURDAY

18 APRIL– 24 APRIL

MONDAY – SUNDAY

25 APRIL 2 OCTOBER

TUESDAY – SUNDAY

MINIMANUFACTORY 10:00 – 17:00 10:00 – 17:00 10:00 – 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 departs at 16:20.
PORCELAIN MUSEUM 10:00 – 17:00 10:00 – 17:00 10:00 – 17:00
The Porcelain Museum is the world’s largest Herend treasure trove.
APICIUS CAFÉ 9:30 – 17:00 9:30 – 17:00 9:30 – 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.

The Minimanufactory, the Porcelain Museum and the Apicius Restaurant and Café are closed from 3 October 2022.

 

 

APICIUS RESTAURANT

 

CLOSED

 

Groups of at least 10 people 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

 

  16 MAY – 2 OCTOBER FROM 3 OCTOBER
MONDAY – FRIDAY 10:00 – 17:00 9:30 – 17:00
SATURDAY 10:00 – 17:00 9:30 – 14:00
SUNDAY CLOSED CLOSED

 

OPERATING DAYS AND CLOSURES

MINIMANUFACTORY, PORCELAIN MUSEUM AND APICIUS CAFÉ

 

FIRST OPENING DAY IN 2022 1 March TUE
15 March TUE closed
15 April GOOD FRIDAY open
16 April HOLY SATURDAY open
17 April EASTER SUNDAY closed
18 April EASTER MONDAY open
1 May SUN open
5 June PENTECOST open
6 June PENTECOST closed
20 August SAT open
LAST OPENING DAY IN 2022 2 October SUN

 


VICTORIA BRAND SHOP

15 March TUE closed
15 April GOOD FRIDAY closed
16 April HOLY SATURDAY open
17 – 18 April EASTER closed
1 May SUN closed
5 – 6 June PENTECOST closed
1 August MON closed
20 August SAT closed
10 September SAT closed
23 October SUN closed
1 November TUE closed
24, 25, 26 December CHRISTMAS closed
27 – 30 December TUE–FRI open
31 December SAT closed
1 January 2023 SUN closed

 

ENTRANCE FEES

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

 

Adult: 3 700 HUF
Student (6-18 years): 2 500 HUF
Student & Apicius Café menu (6-18 years): 3 000 HUF
Family (2 parents with children):  7 700 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 & 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.): 2 500 HUF
Porcelain figurine-assembling (30 min.):  2 500 HUF
Herend motifs with watercolour painting (30 min.): 2 000 HUF

Porcelain painting course for hobbyist porcelain painters:

Further information

One-day course fee
30 000 HUF

   
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).

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. 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, English and German.

 

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

HEADQUARTERS

Herend Porcelain Manufactory Ltd.

Kossuth Lajos u. 140, 8440 Herend, Hungary

Phone: +36 88/523-100

Email: info@herend.com

 

PORCELANIUM VISITOR CENTRE

Minimanufactory - check-in office

Kossuth Lajos u. 139, 8440 Herend, Hungary

Phone: +36 88/523-231

Email: porcelanium.cassa@herend.com

 

Herend Porcelain Museum

Kossuth Lajos u. 138, 8440 Herend, Hungary

Phone: +36 88/523-197

Email: cassa.muzeum@herend.com

Fax: +36 88/523-247

 

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