The Musée National Adrien Dubouché houses the largest public collection of Limoges porcelain in the world. The museum houses 18,000 works of which 5,000 are currently on display representing all the key stages in the history of ceramics, from Antiquity to the present day. The museum aims to both promote the porcelain manufacturers of Limoges and celebrate the ceramic art form as a whole.
Behind the doors of its Italian façade, the museum also offers a wealth of architecture to marvel at – the building itself was designated a historical landmark in 1992.
Visits to the museum take visitors through four distinct spaces: the old classrooms of the École d’arts décoratifs (which shared the building with the museum), the old museum’s “Art Nouveau” halls from 1900, the porcelain & ceramic-making techniques room, and the halls dedicated to the finest porcelain artworks.