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Exhibition “Tupperwares ” by Breugel, Aertsen & CO : open during the Christmas holidays

01/11/2022 h 01/05/2023 F Add to the calendar 2022-11-01 2023-05-01 Europe/London Exhibition “Tupperwares ” by Breugel, Aertsen & CO : open during the Christmas holidays

In addition to its regular permanent exhibition, the Raeren Pottery Museum currently displays 80 high-quality, life-size reproductions of paintings by famous Dutch painters from the 'Golden Age'. These reproductions come from the world's leading museums. The highlight: on each of them you can see the 'Raeren pots' in use, as our ancestors used them for eating, drinking and partying, instead of our current Tupperware. Each painting is combined with original historical Raeren objects from archaeological excavations.

This unique and impressive exhibition is also open daily from 10 am to 5 pm during the Christmas holidays, with the museum only closed on Christmas Day and 1 and 2 January. On Christmas Eve and 31/12 it is open from 10 am to 2 pm. As usual, admission costs 3 euros per person, 2 euros for concessions, and children and residents of the greater Raeren area have free admission.

If you don't have a Christmas present yet, you can buy the exhibition catalogue from the Pottery Museum: with more than 530 pages, it presents and explains more than 600 such paintings by more than 160 painters and is thus not only an important work of regional history, but also a magnificent art book, ideal as a gift. It is available for 45 euros from the Raeren Pottery Museum.

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Pottery Museum – Castle of Raeren, Burgstraße 103 – B-4730 RAEREN Pottery Museum – Castle of Raeren

In addition to its regular permanent exhibition, the Raeren Pottery Museum currently displays 80 high-quality, life-size reproductions of paintings by famous Dutch painters from the ‘Golden Age’. These reproductions come from the world’s leading museums. The highlight: on each of them you can see the ‘Raeren pots’ in use, as our ancestors used them for eating, drinking and partying, instead of our current Tupperware. Each painting is combined with original historical Raeren objects from archaeological excavations.

This unique and impressive exhibition is also open daily from 10 am to 5 pm during the Christmas holidays, with the museum only closed on Christmas Day and 1 and 2 January. On Christmas Eve and 31/12 it is open from 10 am to 2 pm. As usual, admission costs 3 euros per person, 2 euros for concessions, and children and residents of the greater Raeren area have free admission.

If you don’t have a Christmas present yet, you can buy the exhibition catalogue from the Pottery Museum: with more than 530 pages, it presents and explains more than 600 such paintings by more than 160 painters and is thus not only an important work of regional history, but also a magnificent art book, ideal as a gift. It is available for 45 euros from the Raeren Pottery Museum.

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Pottery Museum – Castle of Raeren

Since May 2007 Raeren stoneware and the Pottery Museum Raeren carry the label "EUROPEAN CULTURAL HERITAGE"

Located in the beautiful setting of the Castle of Raeren (XIVth/XVIth century), the museum presents the very specific story of the potters of Raeren and their famous stoneware products.

With more than 2,000 unique objects (most of them coming from archaeological digs on site), stagings, models, trilingual and richly illustrated text panels and numerous audiovisual elements, the inviting exhibition traces the past of the potters from the 14th century. with their peak during the Renaissance (16th century) but also their decline and its reasons.

The unique collection reveals not only the technical aspects of ceramics production, but also the world of potters’ life and the extraordinary artistic evolution in this craft.

The museum is not limited to the past, but also presents works in contemporary ceramics, collected during the Euregio Ceramics Market which is organized annually on the occasion of the Heritage Weekend.

OGroups

Discover the museum collections and their secrets in the company of one of our guides. A video film gives you a first impression of the world of Raeren’s potters in 20 minutes. The visit in groups of max. 25 people are tailored to your specific interests. If you wish, take a walk through the peaceful landscape of the village of Raeren with our guides, in the footsteps of the potters and through many hidden historic buildings.

KFamilies

Discover the museum’s collections and their secrets in the company of one of our guides. A video film gives you a first impression of the world of Raeren’s potters in 20 minutes. If you wish, take a walk through the peaceful landscape of the village of Raeren with our guides, in the footsteps of the potters and through many hidden historic buildings.

JSchools

A fun visit in interactive discovery of the museum collections and themes for all ages and levels? To model and decorate ceramics yourself? Do you practice and understand the work of archaeologists and do you realize your own exhibition? Compare the worlds of life of the sixteenth century with ours? Different programs for all levels of education are available. Inform about that!

PSeniors

Discover the museum collections and their secrets in the company of one of our guides. A video film gives you a first impression of the world of Raeren’s potters in 20 minutes. If you wish, take a walk through the peaceful landscape of the village of Raeren with our guides, in the footsteps of the potters and through many hidden historic buildings.

MCompanies

The museum offers a relaxed and welcoming environment for companies that want to organize a team building. You discover the collections in an interactive way and in partnership and you get the opportunity to perform creative work together – all in a beautiful setting.

LPeople with specific needs

The visit can be adapted to other specific needs, also for the visually impaired and the mentally handicapped, especially by integrating the sensory discovery of the earth. Unfortunately, the historic building is difficult to reach for the PRM – only the ground floor is accessible and the courtyard of the castle is paved. For all other needs: ask for an adjustment when you book and describe your needs and wishes.

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Pottery Museum – Castle of Raeren

Burgstraße 103 – B-4730 RAEREN

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