You are now standing in front of a former medieval dwelling of the canons of the Collegiate Church. Located in the heart of the city, the building was restored in 2014 and became the showcase for Saint-Yrieix: the House of Heritage. The building was redesigned by adding several sculpted ornamental details that were not originally there and by creating the porch on the right in 2010.
This museum space, dedicated to the city’s porcelain-manufacturing heritage, is a way for visitors to learn about kaolin and the activities of the old Marcognac quarries. On the upper floors, it also houses Paul Marquet’s porcelain collection, which the city acquired in 2017. These old items, brought together by a man passionate about the history of ceramics, are displayed in the exhibition rooms next to more contemporary porcelain artworks created by artists in residence.