The Montelupo Ceramics Museum is located in the center of Montelupo Fiorentino. The Museum is located in the spaces of the former Enrico Corradini primary school, a historic architecture from the 1930s. The museum institution was founded in 1983. During the 1970s, a large number of ceramic fragments were discovered following archaeological excavations in the city center. In fact, the Museum houses an important section dedicated to the tradition of ceramics. The museum collection is made up of different sections, on three floors and in 12 rooms, which trace ceramics from archeology to the early twentieth century. The artistic heritage has expanded over the years thanks to collections and donations from private individuals. The visible ceramics are in total about 1200, but the heritage consists of more than 5500 pieces. Among the most important ceramics there is a basin of 1509 decorated in "grotesques" with colors tending to blue, yellow and red. Of great importance in this case is the red pigment which has been classified as “Rosso di Montelupo” thanks to its particularity and preciousness. Today the Museum is home to temporary exhibitions linked to the theme of contemporary ceramics and educational workshops.