Außenansicht Internationales Keramik-Museum Weiden.
Foto: Rainer Viertlböck

Außenansicht Internationales Keramik-Museum Weiden.
Foto: Rainer Viertlböck

In April 1990, the International Ceramics Museum was opened as a branch museum of the New Munich Collection in the so-called Waldsassener Kasten, a baroque monastery complex specially renovated for this purpose in Weiden. Carrier is the city of Weiden. This was made possible by the Museum Development Program adopted by the Bavarian State Government in 1979.
The completely new concept developed by Die Neue Sammlungoes not only provide exhibition articles by all Bavarian state museums with ceramic collections, but also alternating special exhibitions on different topics.

Ceramic objects from eight millennia and four Munich state museums can now be seen over two floors on an exhibition area of ​​around 1,000 square meters: the State Archaeological Collection – Museum of Prehistoric Archeology, the Five Continents Museum and Die Neue Sammlung itself. The Egyptian State Museum Art currently shows a guest object every six months. Since 2013, the contribution of the state collection of antiquities has been newly added, which is thus for the first time represented in pastures.

Since 1994, the Donation Seltmann has been added: Chinese porcelain of the Qing Dynasty. As the only national branch museum in Bavaria, Weiden also has its own stocks of high quality.
Each of these collections in Weiden forms a self-contained unit whose special theme can only be found in the International Ceramics Museum in Weiden.

Die Neue Sammlung  shows an insight into their extensive holdings of European ceramics of the 19th-21st century.

Works in a wide variety of techniques – from simple earthenware to faience, stoneware, stoneware and porcelain – document the quality and diversity of these collections. The range includes unique items and objects made from artisanal small series as well as industrially produced products. Thanks to the Egner donation, the topic of “studio pottery” has become a special focus. Berlin laboratory vessels and English mantelpieces prove the field of technical ceramics.


TUE – SUN 11 am – 5 pm
Regular 4 €, reduced  3 € / 2 €
Children (up to 6 years free)

Luitpoldstraße 25. Waldsassener Kasten
92637 Weiden | Map


Die Neue Sammlung

Seltmann Collection – Porcelain from China
Staatliche Antikensammlungen und Glyptothek. Antike Meisterwerke griechischer Vasenkunst

Program 2023
Archäologischen Staatssammlung
Keramik des Vorderen Orients und des Mittelmeerraumes

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