Musée Four des Casseaux

Interesting
Built in 1902, this round-shaped kiln, which required 100,000 heat-resistant bricks, was designed for firing porcelain. A listed Historic monument, the massive kiln (19.5m/64ft high and 80m3/263ft3 volume) is equipped with a reversed flame system. The kilns were fired for 40hrs at temperatures up to 1,400°C/2,500°F. In the early 20C, Limoges' 135 kilns employed some 12,000 workers.

Useful information

Address:

Rue Victor-Duruy, 87000 Limoges

Phone:

+33 5 55 33 28 74

Price:

4.50 € (-12 years old free of charge)

Opening hours

10am-5.30pm - closed Sun and Bank Hols

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