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“Worth seeing, even if you're not a porcelain fan”

Musee National de Ceramique de Sevres
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Dorking, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Worth seeing, even if you're not a porcelain fan”
Reviewed 2 January 2014

The building is a museum as well as a factory, so you will be able to see the craftsmen at work today, while also seeing the old kilns and having the procedures of earlier times explained to you as you walk around. The guides were informative and interesting, bringing alive the porcelain of which they are justly proud.

Visited June 2013
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Ankara, Turkey
Level 5 Contributor
37 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“A Special Museum With a Good Collection”
Reviewed 5 December 2013

It's a little far away from the center but still easily accessible with Metro Line #9.
Museum building is really beautiful. It's a well designed museum with full of ceramics from Carolengian to Ottoman, Chineese to Delft, Iranian to French... Bookshop is also full of important books about the subject. So if you're interested in ceramics, you must visit this museum. If you don't, you can try one of the magnificent museums in the center.

Visited December 2013
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Toronto, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Ceramics: A Very Special Collection”
Reviewed 12 July 2012

When I am in Paris this museum is always on my list though I don't always have time to visit. It is well organized so that you can look at the ceramics of a particular era and be assured that it is of the best quality. I think that older children would enjoy visiting the museum as it is not overwhelming. The museum is easily accesible via the M9 train; the stop is M Pont de Sevres. I enjoy crossing the bridge to Sevres and looking at the river where one can see houseboats and a Yacht/Boat club that has an excellent modern design. If you cross over to the other side of the bridge, you see an island that used to be home to a car factory. I imagine workers going there in peace and war and wonder about their lives. So the visit to the museum involves more pleasures than that of the museum. The next time I go I intend to explore the town of Sevres which will be another adventure for me on a Paris trip.

Visited October 2011
4 Thank Barbara M
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great pieces and school too”
Reviewed 28 May 2012

Excellent pottery exhibition, huge scale. Pieces from many centuries ago (of course) and mainly European. Color and design thru time. The art school is in there so you can see young artists' work for sale too.

Visited May 2012
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Paris, France
Level 6 Contributor
512 reviews
110 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
“Manageable museum with porcelain through the ages in interesting building”
Reviewed 16 November 2011

This museum is great for those who have visited many of the other Paris highlights. As a 15-year Paris resident, I had always wanted to see this museum so last Saturday my family and I went out to the museum and we were glad we did. I really like these kinds of manageable museums: not too big. This one has a vast collection of all kinds of porcelain throughout the ages and across Europe. I am not so interested in this kind of art as such, but from a ‘sociological’ perspective it is really interesting. There is a great shop where you can purchase art works in ceramic - but prices are prohibitive. The top floor has temporary exhibits - this time African; middle floor has the main collection and downstairs another temporary exhibit with very modern pieces and the 'shop'. I would recommend starting at the top floor and working your way down. The only thing missing for me was a better explanation or demonstration on how all these things are made and the differences between the kinds of porcelain.

Visited November 2011
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