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Porsgrunds Porcelain Factory - factory outlet

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Porselensv 12, 3921, Porsgrunn

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little boy sitting on a porcelain car at Porsgrund's Porcelain Factory
  • little boy sitting on a porcelain car at Porsgrund's Porcelain Factory
  • Porsgrund's Porcelain Factory still has full production of the straw pattern.
  • Porsgrunds Porselænsfabrik, here you see one of the straw painters
  • Porsgrund Porcelain Factory in full production. See how the "white gold" is produced
  • Porsgrund Porcelain Factory in full production
  • plates for sale at Porsgrunds Porselænsfabrik

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At the factory outlet of Porsgrunds Porselænsfabrik, you will find a wide selection of exquisite dinner and coffee sets, produced at the porcelain factory. Here, you can also take advantage of great prices on B-grade items and seconds, which are only available at the factory. You can enjoy delightful farmhouse food and drinks, as well as a wide range of glassware from Hadeland Glassworks and a kitchen department with products from Christiania Glasmagasin and others.

Next to the factory outlet, you will find the Auction Hall, which sells used porcelain, and the Porcelain Museum, a modern museum showcasing the history and over 1,000 objects from the factory's history. Both are well worth a visit.

You will also discover an exciting section dedicated to "Norgesglasset," the iconic Norwegian glass jars. You can choose from glass jars for pickling and storage, or pre-filled jars with spices and sweets, as well as porcelain versions of the Norgesglass, handcrafted at the factory.

Personalized Gifts
If you desire a truly special and personalized gift, you can place a custom order. Please contact the staff for more information.

Straw Painters and Craftsmanship
While visiting the factory outlet, make sure to stop by and see the skilled straw painters who are still working there. You can witness how they hand-paint the popular and traditional straw pattern. The craftsmanship section is also worth a visit, as you can observe how porcelain is produced.

From Casting to Firing
Witness the Journey of Porcelain Since its establishment, there has been continuous production of high-fired porcelain in the factory buildings. Here, you can witness the journey of porcelain from casting to firing.

Main Supplier to the Royal Family
PORSGRUND is the main supplier of porcelain cutlery and products to the royal family, a tradition that has continued for three generations.

History
It was in 1885 that Johan Jeremiassen established what would become Norway's only producer of "white gold" - Porsgrunds Porselænsfabrik. Today, 138 years later (2022), Porsgrund is one of the few remaining porcelain factories in Scandinavia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was in 1885 that Johan Jeremiassen established what was to become Norway's only producer of "the white gold" - Porsgrund's Porcelain Factory. Today, 136 years later (2021), Porsgrund is one of the few porcelain factories left in Scandinavia.

Highly burned porcelain
Since the establishment, there has been continuous production of highly fired porcelain in the factory buildings located idyllically along the Porsgrunn river. Here you can see the porcelain from casting to burning.

See straw-painting and porcelain production
When you visit the factory outlet, you should stop by the straw painters and see how they hand-paint the popular and traditional straw pattern. The craft production is also well worth a visit, here you see how porcelain is produced.

Shop to reduced prices 
During a visit to PORSGRUND, you have a unique opportunity to shop at reduced prices with e.g. 1st and 2nd sorting in the factory outlet.

Main producer to the Royal Family 
PORSGRUND is the main producer of porcelain flatware and products for the Royal family, and has been so for three generations.

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    Recent Reviews:

    • SupEvan
      Norway
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Porcelain museum
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 12th July 2018
      Great porcelain museum and shop, interesting display of different types of porcelain creations and you can buy some things in the shop when you leave. Read full review
    • TravellerMan72
      Oslo, Norway
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      More than just a Porcelain museum
      3 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 28th October 2018
      We have dropped by to visit the museum/shop and ask for more details of one old piece of porcelain we have. Some of the porcelain are really nice and cool especially the coffee/tea cups and... Read full review
    • 919debbiem919
      Saint Paul, Minnesota
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Amazing tour guide
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 19th May 2019
      The museum is perfect for home furnishing and porcelain geeks! Also museum curators! Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the porcelain factory and each of the styles and eras... Read full review

    Map & Directions

    Contact

    Tel: 98216932

    Opening Times

    Porsgrund Porselænsfabrik AS (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
    DayTimes
    Monday - Friday10:00 - 19:00
    Saturday10:00 - 18:00
    Sunday11:00 - 17:00

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