Museum of the Imperial Porcelain Factory

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Museum of the Imperial Porcelain Factory

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drogilmour
Guatemala City, Guatemala2,691 contributions
A piece of history but...
Dec 2019
The museum is part of the Hermitage and consists of three exhibition halls. In fact the combo ticket that they sold us at the Hermitage grants access to this museum.

The exposition is not very extense; the museum is housed in the factory building on the 4th floor. The first hall demonstrates the predecessors of Russian porcelain: Chinese, Meissen, Sevres and others. The second hall is dedicated to the Russian porcelain, here we saw the first bowl made by Vinogradov, the initiator of the porcelain manufacture in Russia. The third hall has an exhibit of Soviet porcelain.

I enjoyed much more the craftsmanship of pieces exhibited at Hermitage and Faberge museums.
Written 20 January 2020
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KC from HK
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A great place for porcelain lovers
Aug 2019
It is not easy to find the place. When you walked out of the metro, you had no idea how to get there. The showroom is opposite to the metro. It has a small show window and a solid metal door always closed.

The museum had two big rooms with lots of fine porcelain items. One is classical and the other is modern. The figures of Russian people are very interested. You probably would spend one hour there. Even though it is free with the Hermitage two-day pass, it is not near the Hermitage.

If you collect porcelain, this is a definitely place for you.

The shop in the museum sells a large collection of St Petersburg imperial porcelain. No discount is offered. No sale items. Do not come if you expect a factory price.
Written 11 August 2019
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golouis99
Jerusalem, Israel575 contributions
Exquisite porcelain products on display
Jul 2019 • Friends
Wonderful products on display and for purchase in store. We were passing anyway and decided to stop and visit. Reasonable prices.
Written 21 July 2019
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Sol B
Candiac, Canada29 contributions
Imperial Porcelain factory in St Petersburg
Aug 2017
We were there a couple of years ago and because I am a porcelain painter I wanted to see this Museum. It is a small Museum with a couple of showcases with communist propaganda painted themes. The rest was exquisite, some Sevres and XVIIIth Century pieces and the rest as I remember were glorious pieces exquisitely done and worth the trip.What I loved most was the sample tiles with gold arabesques done with different decors used for their fine china. Although it is not as luxurious a Museum on porcelain like the Victoria and Albert Museum or the Sevres one, there are some magnificent pieces if you love porcelain. We were with a guide and permitted to take photos and since there was almost no one else but us two, we took many good photos.
Written 9 July 2018
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opera_fanatic47
Arles-sur-Tech, France251 contributions
Smaller and not as good as expected
May 2018 • Solo
I'm into porcelain. And sure, there are lovely things out here at the Hermitage's Museum of the Imperial Porcelain Factory. The staff is one of the unfriendliest I encountered during my two-week stay in St. Petersburg, especially the woman at the "reception". The older man upstairs at the exhibition itself is better. The exhibition is three large-ish rooms showing sets and individual items from over the centuries, and not just Russian. Some items were gifts to the Czars like some Wedgwood and some Sevres. For me, the Soviet stuff was the best. But the Russian Museum has better examples, in my opinion, not to mention its current exhibition on Sports in Russian Porcelain which is fantastic. I'm glad I visited the Museum of the Imperial Porcelain Factory, but I wouldn't suggest it to others as a must-see, especially given the effort it takes to reach it.
Written 20 May 2018
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Frans H
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High quality porceline museum
Jan 2018 • Solo
Very nice museum. Be aware of the queues in the winter holidays before the wardrobe, this can take easily one hour.
Written 4 January 2018
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MsEnergy
San Diego273 contributions
Beautiful museum with excellent examples of Russian porcelain
Apr 2017
Although a bit out of the way, this museum is definitely worth the trip for all lovers of fine arts. The porcelain collection represents several centuries, and is really outstanding. There is also a wonderful shop for anyone interested in purchasing and objet d'art.
Written 18 May 2017
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Tuire P
32 contributions
Beauty of the porcelain
Sep 2016 • Business
This museum is absolutely a must to all, who love old Russian (Lomonosov) porcelain. In the same building there is also a shop, where you can find some new pieces, and also the same models they have manufactured for decades. Some groups are also allowed to visit the factory itself, but that has to be arranged in advance.
Written 4 October 2016
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Siena C
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Beautiful examples of porcelain design
Mar 2016 • Family
The museum is well worth a visit, being full of unique porcelain pieces spanning several centuries. It was especially interesting to see how the designs and society were linked as times changed. The shop is full of items from the factory you can buy at a reduced price.
Written 25 March 2016
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