Come and learn all about the proud history of Swedish porcelain, with thousands of objects and as many human stories behind them. Rörstrand is the factory mark under coffee cups, plates and decorative pieces, but also the story of almost 300 years of innovations and pioneering work, of the creation of beautiful and functional objects. Many are those who spent their working lives at the Rörstrand porcelain factories in Stockholm, Göteborg and Lidköping, creating at art desks and in studios, toiling long hours for piecemeal rates at the crushers and kilns, and trudging along the sales routes throughout the land.

Join us on a journey through design, materials and the history of working lives. From Chinese inspired 18th century blue and white faience, via the romantic dinner services of the 19th century, with sometimes as many as 400 different pieces, and bone china which actually does contain animal bone ash, on to the 20th century when the material of choice, feldspar porcelain, gave us design classics like Mon Amie and Swedish Grace, up to the present day. It’s also a journey from Stockholm to Gothenburg to Lidköping, where the Lidköpings Porslin factory already was, until finally in 2005 production was moved abroad. Those of you who have turned cups and saucers also know that it is an exciting branding journey with a variety of stamps and signatures, where the Rörstrand factory was initially the focal point and then left room for the artists to take center stage.

The museum is in part of the former porcelain factory, and the old brick factory wall serves as a beautiful backdrop for Gunnar Nyland’s fountain which provides a soothing welcome by the entrance. Completely new exhibitions were opened in 2022 in which the factory, the artefacts, the artists and the factory workers can all shine. But also failures, poor working environment and profitability problems are part of the story that is told.

More objects are being displayed than ever before and we’re sure you’ll recognise many of them! Sit down in front of a film with cheerful commercials from the 50s, browse through lots of photos and dive deep into the archive among sketches, caricatures, price lists and product sheets.

In the museum’s café serves a locally produced menu of sandwiches on home-baked bread, tasty pastries and a simpler lunch according to the season on the finest Rörstrand porcelain. Click here to go to the cafe.

Exhibition design: Tove Alderin Studio

Graphic design: Studio Sophia Wood

Text: Petter Eklund

Ljus: LjusDesign

Thanks to our partners and suppliers.


Rörstrand Museum is also the museum for ALP, AB Lidköpings Porslinsfabrik, and Lidköping’s first porcelain factory. You can follow the ALP Trail through the museum’s rooms. Check out this link What is the ALP?

Upcoming Events

Öppettider 2023

Tisdag-fredag kl. 10-17
Lördag kl. 10-16
Söndag kl. 11-15

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4 november Alla helgons dag kl. 12-00
24-26 december Julafton, Juldagen och Annandag jul stängt
31 december Nyårsafton stängt


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Openning Hours 2023

Tuesday-Friday at 10-17 10-17
Saturday at 10-16 10-16
Sunday at 11-15 11-15

Exceptional opening hours

10 September Museum Rally at 10-15 10-16
4 November All Saints’ Day at 12-00 12-00
24-26 December Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day closed
31 December New Year’s Eve closed


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Annual pass SEK 100
Free entry up to the age of 26, as well as for students on presentation of a valid student ID.
We accept card and Swish payments and are a cashless business.