The museum

MIDeC

MIDeC – Museo Internazionale Design Ceramico is a collection of the ceramic art’s heritage. Founded in 1971 and owned by Comune di Laveno Mombello, it is open to all visitors.

The first floor of the museum is inaccessible for users with reduced mobility.

Opening hours

March 1 to September 30

mon-tue  /
wed-thu 10.00-13.00  /
fri-sat-sun 10.00-13.00  / 15.00-18.00

MIDeC in figures

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Halls for permanent exhibition
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Halls for temporary exhibitions
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Multipurpose room
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Library
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Laboratory

MIDeC welcomes

temporary exhibitions, workshops, concerts and many other initiatives. Follow us to stay updated.

Accessibility information

22 February 2024|

The second floor of the museum is accessible only by two flights of stairs, while access to the ground floor is facilitated by a freight elevator suitable for transporting wheelchairs.

MIDeC reopens on Sunday 16th May!

10 May 2021|

The International Ceramic Design Museum of Cerro di Laveno Mombello, located in the splendid setting of Palazzo Perabò, finally reopens

MIDeC welcomes

temporary exhibitions, workshops, concerts and many other initiatives. Follow us to stay updated.

“Pottery is appreciated in the end… it will always go on, because it’s too entrenched in human sensitivity.”

Antonia Campi

“Pottery is appreciated in the end… it will always go on, because it’s too entrenched in human sensitivity.”

Antonia Campi

Orfeo incantatore

A project born on Facebook to keep the dialogue between MIDeC and its visitors.

Ceramic industry

A story begun by the dream of three men in 1856, which made Laveno synonymous with ceramics and art.

Exhibition rooms

An offer of 9 rooms dedicated to the permanent exhibition and 2 for temporary exhibitions and events.

Orfeo incantatore

A project born on Facebook to keep the dialogue between MIDeC and its visitors.

Ceramic of Laveno

A story begun by the dream of three men in 1856, which made Laveno synonymous with ceramics and art.

Exhibition rooms

An offer of 9 rooms dedicated to the permanent exhibition and 2 for temporary exhibitions and events.

Stay informed about events

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    Beyond the museum

    Discover the history of a unique art.

    Guided tours

    Every pottery has a story: discover it with our guides!

    The collection

    An archive of 3000 workpieces, 500 of which are on permanent display. A unique collection.

    Library

    A place where you can find specialized texts on the production of ceramics, its history and its interpreters.

    Laboratories

    Do you like applied arts and have you already participated in the life of MIDeC in the past? Are you new and want to spend a creative afternoon?

    Nuove Terre

    An exciting immersive virtual experience to discover MIDeC, deepen the knowledge of the main works on display, the territory and its history.

    Beyond the museum

    Discover the history of a unique art.

    Guided tours

    Every pottery has a story: discover it with our guides!

    The collection

    An archive of 3000 workpieces, 500 of which are on permanent display. A unique collection.

    Library

    A place where you can find specialized texts on the production of ceramics, its history and its interpreters.

    Laboratories

    Do you like applied arts and have you already participated in the life of MIDeC in the past? Are you new and want to spend a creative afternoon?

    Nuove Terre

    An exciting immersive virtual experience to discover MIDeC, deepen the knowledge of the main works on display, the territory and its history.