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Ceramics Museum (Musee de la Ceramique)

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Address: 1 rue Faucon, 76000, Rouen, France
Phone Number: +33 2 35 07 31 74
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If you love ceramics, don't miss this gem. The collection of ceramics was extraordinary. One of my best moments was a woman pointing to some platters saying that her grandmother... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 September 2016
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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

If you love ceramics, don't miss this gem. The collection of ceramics was extraordinary. One of my best moments was a woman pointing to some platters saying that her grandmother had a set of plates exactly like those displayed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This museum is free or at least was the day I was there. It may be 4 Euros at most. Go to it as well as the Beaux Art museum and the Musee des Tournelles all of which make up a troika of museums located within close proximity of one another. Easily done on a rainy afternoon.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

This is a free entrance museum. I have to say its an amazing place. A lot of the ceramics were made in Rouen. Take time to visit here it is next to a little park down the road from the Station. The wooden stairs and floorboards are just awesome and all the exhibits are displayed very well. There ate seats... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

The Ceramics Museum is another part of the "Rouen Museum" - small thematic museums with free admission around the city. And while I say "small," in this case that still means three floors of galleries full of wonderful ceramics. Faience and lots of other styles (which ones, my wife could tell you better than I could). What I enjoyed most... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

There are displayed the earliest European earthenware produced in Italy, the Netherlands, of course Rouen, other regions of France and porcelain from China. Three floors to explore usual daily and ceremonial dishes, and even sculptures. And again I liked blue monochromes the most. I have loved such faience in Porto and Moustiers-Sainte-Marie.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

The structure itself is beautiful set in a former palace with an interesting history. The ceramics cover hundreds of years of styles and techniques. It is an amazing collection. Some of the styles are still being made in the area (albeit very expensive). The admission is minor and there are comfortable places to sit. I would not recommend it for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

The museum occupies the hotel Hocqueville since 1984 (said Bellegarde hotel). Dating from the seventeenth, it is built on the ruins of ''château de Rouen'', it was built on the ruins of the Roman theater of Rotomagus.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

If you are in Rouen anyway and have nothing better to do, this is an interesting museum. There is a fairly good pictorial of the "faience" process. Their collection of Rouen faience is very limited. If as I did, you travel 7000 miles to see this museum you will be disappointed. There is, however, a spectacular collection at several stores... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2015

One is amazed at the skill of the artisans. Much of this collection is 16 - 17 century. Huge pots, tiles and household objects are housed In a beautiful building.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2015

Around the corner from the art gallery and behind that beautiful little water park, up the very steep stairs - and there it is. Yes I am a collector, and I wondered through this very old, infrequently visited museum. The 2 attendants were really surprised to see an actual visitor. The display contains several magnificent pieces, none better than the... More 

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