The Ceramics Museum

A journey through the past and present of a one thousand-year-old tradition
From prehistory to the interactive table

The Ceramics Museum, in Spezzano Castle, narrates the history of ceramic production techniques from the Neolithic period to the present day, through experimental archaeology reconstructions of objects, tools and kilns, settings and interactive displays. The Ceramic Laboratory completes the itinerary.

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Fiorano Modenese

The Ceramics Museum
via del Castello, 12 – 41042 Spezzano, Fiorano Modenese (MO)
Tel: +39 0536 949713

For more details, please contact:

IAT – Tourist Information and Reception Office IAT Terra di Motori
Tel: +39 0536 073036

PIT – Tourist Information Point
at the Castle bookshop, during normal opening hours.

Tourist Office at Fiorano Modenese Municipality
tel. +39 0536 833412 – 833438,

from March to October, Saturday and Sunday 3pm-7pm;
November: Saturday and Sunday 3-6 p.m.

January, February and December: open by appointment only, with a guided tour at the time and day of your choice (cost € 5.00 per person for groups of at least 10 people, or even fewer people but the total cost of the tour is € 50.00); a request should be made at least 4 days in advance:, tel. +39 335 440372

all year round at the time and day of your choice (cost € 5.00 per person for groups of at least 10 people, or even fewer people but the total cost of the tour is € 50.00). A request should be made at least 4 days in advance: bookings at, tel. +39 335 440372.

free of charge to the castle/museum/vinegar cellar every last Sunday of the month, from March to November, at 5 p.m. meeting in the courtyard, no booking required.

To enter you must wear a face mask (if you don’t have one, ask the operator) and sanitize your hands at the entrance.
admission is in groups, on a first-come, first-served basis, up to a maximum of 10 people. The visit is accompanied and free of charge (not guided).

Timetable for group entry: 3.00 p.m./3.40 p.m./4.20 p.m./7.40 p.m./6.20 p.m.
Bookings for groups (up to 10 people) are recommended by writing to by Friday noon.

What to do at the Ceramics Museum in Fiorano

Start on a journey from the dawn of time to the present day: discover how prehistoric man reached the skyscrapers of New York with ceramics. Among the collections, don't miss the Labour section: an interactive tour suitable for the whole family awaits you.

The Historical Section

From the first kilns for firing vases to hand lathes, brick moulds and potter’s tools; original artefacts and reproductions tell the story of the evolution of ceramics.

Current Section

The birth and development of industrialisation and the first steps of mechanisation, a multimedia station brings to life work at the ceramic press.

The Contemporary Section

Displays, like conveyor belts, tell the story of the “tile” serial product from pre-war to 2000.

The Labour Section

An itinerary to listen to the voices of those who worked in the factories, a journey through time among the machines and their workers with a virtual guide; time tables and talking tiles, immersive projections and testimonies to be heard through the Kinect.

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