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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.

 

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Porcelanium Visitor Centre

 1 AUGUST – 31 OCTOBER1 NOVEMBER – 18 DECEMBER
EVERY DAYTUESDAY – SATURDAY
MINIMANUFACTORY

MONDAY – SATURDAY 10:00 – 18:00

SUNDAY 10:00 – 16:30

10:00 – 16:00

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 at 17:20 (1 August - 31 October, Monday-Saturday), 15:50 (1 August - 31 October, Sunday) or 16:00 (3 November - 18 December),

PORCELAIN MUSEUM

MONDAY – SATURDAY 10:00 – 18:00

SUNDAY 10:00 – 16:30

10:00 – 16:30

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

APICIUS CAFÉ 

MONDAY – SATURDAY 10:00 – 18:00

SUNDAY 10:00 – 16:30

10:00 – 16:30

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

Dining service of the Apicius Restaurant is only available for pre-booked groups.

Victoria Brand Shop

 1 AUGUST – 31 OCTOBER
MONDAY – FRIDAY10:00 – 18:00
SATURDAY10:00 – 17:00
SUNDAY10:00 – 16:30

 

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Minimanufactory, Porcelain Museum and Apicius Café

FIRST OPENING DAY IN 202025 February TUE
15 March SUNclosed
10 April GOOD FRIDAYopen
12 – 13 April EASTERopen
1 May FRIopen
31 May – 1 June PENTECOSTopen
20 August THUopen
23 October FRIopen
1 November SUNclosed
LAST OPENING DAY IN 2020                   18 December FRI
1 January 2021 FRIclosed

Apicius Restaurant

FIRST OPENING DAY IN 20207 April TUE
10 April GOOD FRIDAYclosed
12 – 13 April EASTERclosed
1 May FRIclosed
31 May – 1 June PENTECOSTclosed
20 August THUclosed
23 October FRIclosed
LAST OPENING DAY IN 2020             24 October SAT

Victoria Brand Shop

1 January 2020 WEDclosed
15 March SUNclosed
10 April GOOD FRIDAYclosed
12 – 13 April EASTERclosed
1 May FRIclosed
31 May – 1 June PENTECOSTclosed
20 August THUclosed
23 October FRIclosed
1 November SUNclosed
24, 25, 26 December CHRISTMASclosed
28 – 30 December MON–WEDopen
31 December THUclosed
1 January 2021 FRIclosed

 

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

Adult:3 500 HUF
Student (6-18 years):1 500 HUF
Student & Apicius Café menu (6-18 years):2 000 HUF
Family (2 parents with children): 7 500 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 10% discount off 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 p/p.
Porcelain figurine-assembling (30 min): 2 500 HUF p/p.
Herend motifs with watercolour painting (30 min):2 000 HUF p/p.

Porcelain painting course for hobbyist porcelain painters:

Further information

One-day course fee
30 000 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 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 17:20 (1 August - 31 October, Monday-Saturday), 15:50 (1 August - 31 October, Sunday) or 16:00 (3 November - 18 December),

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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Headquarters

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

Porcelanium Visitor Centre

Balázs Csarmasz tourism manager
Kossuth Lajos u. 140, 8440 Herend, Hungary
Phone: +36 88/523-190
Email: balazs.csarmasz [at] herend.com
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.com

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

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

 

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