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The oldest italian ceramic museum

The Regional Ceramics Museum of Deruta is the oldest ceramics museum in Italy; established in 1898, it displays more than 6000 works and it is housed in the entirely restored 14th-century convent of San Francesco, in the historic centre of the town.

The first title “Museo artistico pei lavoranti in maiolica” (Art Museum for Majolica workers), already present in the first Museum catalogue in 1900, suggests us the still contemporary mission of the Museum, that is not only a place for the conservation, but also a model for artisans inspiration.

  • Convent of San Francesco d’Assisi - Ceramics Museum of Deruta
  • The location

    The Museum is housed in the convent of San Francesco.

  • Discover Italian Ceramics in Umbria
  • Visit tour

    More than 6000 pieces show the Deruta ceramic tradition.

  • Visit San Salvatore Kilns at the Ceramics Museum of Deruta
  • San Salvatore Kilns

    An underground tunnel links the Museum to the archaeological structures ranging from 1200 to 1700.

  • Museum Storage - Ceramics Museum of Deruta
  • Museum Storage

    Always open to the public, a four-levels metal tower, glass showcases and thousands of artworks.