Keramis Ceramics Centre

Place des Fours-Bouteilles, 1 - 7100 La Louvière

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Keramis Ceramics Centre

  • Railway station at 600 m
  • Car park
  • Coach car park
    1 parking spots
  • Maestro
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General

General

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A museum and arts creation centre dedicated to ceramics, Keramis is built on the site of the ancient Boch Keramis pottery works in La Louvière. Its modern and audacious architecture encompasses an ancient, listed building containing four giant glass furnaces – the last of their kind in Belgium.

Boch products: the museum houses a remarkable 19th and 20th-century earthenware collection produced at the Boch Keramis factory – a flagship of Belgian industry. Exceptional creations by art studios, such as Charles Catteau vases, are shown alongside everyday items. In the section of the reserve open to the public, a special layout presents industrial earthenware manufacturing techniques.

Contemporary ceramics: Keramis also showcases a large collection of ceramic works by artists from the second half of the 20th century, reflecting an entire, little-known facet of Belgian art. This collection continues to be enriched with creations by international contemporary artists.

Exhibitions: every year, Keramis explores the world of ceramics through a range of temporary exhibitions. In addition to retrospectives focusing on historic figures, Keramis dedicates a large portion of its programme to collective or personal exhibitions by modern-day artists.

Art creation: Keramis also offers a research and creation workshop, where visitors can learn various techniques to allow them to better understand the ancient and modern works on show. The workshop also offers technical support for residential artists specialized in disciplines other than ceramics (design, graphic arts, etc.).

Reduced mobility access.
Practical information

Practical information

Information for individuals

  • Opening times
    Tuesdays from 9.00 to 17.00 - Wednesday to Sunday from 10.00 to 18.00 • Closed: Mondays - December 24th, 25th, 31st and Jan 1st - during La Louvière Carnival
  • Price
    adults €7 - 65+ / disabled: €5 - unemployed: €3 - Article 27: €1.25 + 1 ticket • Free for children (<18), Friends of Keramis, ICOM, press and teachers • Free entry on 1st Sunday of every month
  • Tour length

    1 1/2 hrs

Information for groups

  • Opening times
    • Monday 8:00 - 13:00
    • Tuesday 8:00 - 13:00
    • Wednesday 8:00 - 13:00
    • Thursday 8:00 - 13:00
    • Friday 8:00 - 13:00
    • Saturday 8:00 - 13:00
    • Sunday 8:00 - 13:00
  • Price
    (min.15 people) €5
  • Guided tour
    EN, FR, NL - max. 25 people • adults: €100/guide (+ € 5/pers.) - 65+ / students / disabled: €75/guide on weekdays (+ €5/pers.) - School groups, public welfare centres, social advancement: €75/guide
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Itinerary

  • 1 Place des Fours Bouteilles (GPS : Boulevard des Droits de l'Homme) in 7100 La Louvière. Latitude: 50,47819 (50° 28' 41,49? N). Longitude: 4,1832 (4° 10' 59,54? E).
    40 mins. from Brussels / Opposite La Louvière-Centre railway station (free car park).