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Worth while if you are into old porcelain

After many years I finally managed to look at this small beauty. If you enjoy fine porcelain, go... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2018
KarolinOtto
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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
Worth Your Time

Delightful and well organized. Some pieces belonged to Zarina Alexandra that was born in Hesse. A... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2018
isabel_stout
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Emerald Isle, North Carolina
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

To quote the museum's Internet site :- The Grand Ducal Hessian Porcelain Collection was set up by Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig of Hesse and by Rhine and was opened to the public in 1908.The collection is not the result of an individual collector’s passion but rather the product of a family’s inventory, gathered over centuries. Bordering the Herrngarten, the Prince Georgs Palace, a nice little garden palace, forms, together with its charming garden, a unique baroque ensemble.

I would class the museum as what Germans would call 'klein aber fein' - a small museum with an interesting in a wonderful old building.

Most of the collection is, understandably, German but there are pieces by Wedgwood and other UK manufacturers. For non-German speakers it's unfortunate that all the labelling is in German inly and some of the display cases are quite tall, meaning that it's not easy to get a full view.

Photography is not allowed in the museum itself, so I'm unable to post any views of the collection.

However, worth a visit for the cramic specialist.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Phil R
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Reviewed 5 June 2013

Yes, Darmstadt had a royal family! In the large Park, just behind the Hessen Landesmuseum, past the Rose Garden with its outstanding collection of sundials, is the ex-home of a princess. Nice porcelain collection, beautiful wooden floors, high ceilings.

Years ago when we visited, it appears that the opening hours do seem to vary....

For those interested in porcelain and architecture, Recommended. Children and grandchildren will probably be much less interested.

Date of experience: July 2012
5  Thank TheSwedishBeaver
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Reviewed 23 May 2018
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Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 11 November 2017
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Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed 9 July 2017
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Date of experience: July 2017
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