The Sèvres Ceramics Museum

The Musée national de la céramique in Sèvres

Initially set up at the beginning of the 19th century by Alexandre Brongniard, then Director of the Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory, the Musée national de la céramique houses one of the world’s largest collections of ceramics from all countries produced from the Antiquity to modern times, encompassing all techniques including pottery, tin glaze earthenware, stoneware, siliceous pottery, porcelain as well as enamel and glass. The Museum presently shelters 50,000 ceramics ; 5,000 of them were produced by the Vincennes-Sèvres porcelain  manufactory.
Part of these world-renown collections are permanently on display. A program of temporary exhibitions is also proposed to the public (see Sèvres Museum’s exhibitions).

The exhibition rooms are open from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm except on Tuesday and on certain public holidays in France.

The archives and library of the Collections Department are open to the public upon appointment, phone ..33(0)1 46 29 22 50 or e-mail
 Mondays 10 – 12.30 am and 1.30 – 4.45 pm 
– Wednesdays 10 – 12.30 am and 1.30 – 4.45 pm
– Thursdays 1.30 – 4.45 pm for graphic arts.

Visits for groups of the museum’s collections and of manufactory’s workshops can be organized by the direction du développement culturel et de la communication, service des publics et de l’action éducative, phone +33 (0)1 46 29 22 05.

Sèvres – Cité de la céramique
2 place de la Manufacture. 92310 SÈVRES
Phone: ..33 (0)1 46 29 22 00