office 208, Griboedovа canal, 5,
Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Tour to Imperial Porcelain Factory

3.5 hours
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We invite you to make an exciting excursion to the porcelain production.

The excursion program includes a visit to the Workshop of highly artistic products, where you can observe the process of making various porcelain objects. You will also visit the Gallery of Modern Art of Porcelain, which exhibits the best examples of high porcelain art to date. In February 2001, the State Hermitage took over the management of a unique historical collection of the Museum of the Imperial Porcelain Factory, located on the territory of JSC IPE: Obukhovskoy Defense Avenue, 151.

The factory museum was founded in 1844 by order of Nicholas I as a repository of samples worthy of study and copying. It appeared much earlier than such repositories of works of art as the Tretyakov Gallery and the Russian Museum. The museum has formed the world's only unique collection, reflecting the 270-year history of the first porcelain factory in Russia. It has more than 30 thousand exhibits. These are porcelain and glass of the Imperial factories, things of the Soviet period, products of famous European manufactories and Russian private factories, samples of Japanese and Chinese porcelain. Here are historical and cultural values, which have no analogues in any museum of the world.