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Located in the hometown of Johannes Gutenberg, the founder of the printing press, this museum displays a recreation of his original printing press and a collection of other exhibits.
Liebfrauenplatz 5, 55116 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
+49 6131 122640
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found the Gutenberg Museum very informative. If you are an English speaker, I would strongly encourage you to rent the headset (for 3.5 euros); it's a good investment, and you will learn a lot more. The staff is friendly and helpful.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank chuckrapp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is simply wonderful! There was a demonstration of the printing technique in the basement and a page was printed on a replica press. The device with English narration is a must, the cost is reasonable and you should allow maybe 2 hours to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 36glenb
Reviewed 27 January 2019

Superb museum with the oldest manuscripts, particularly the fist editions of Bibles. You will see how printing is made.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ara T
Reviewed 22 January 2019

It was interesting to visit the museum to see the printing press and how it revolutionized the world. Seeing the Gutenberg Bible was the highlight of the tour. Taking photos is not allowed inside.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MitziMarmot
Reviewed 19 January 2019 via mobile

My visit to the Gutenberg Museum followed a look through the Museum of Ancient Shipbuilding about 1km away. They are very different experiences. Where the latter is a large brightly lit space, the Gutenberg Museum lighting is extremely dim in order to prolong the life...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SharonD54
Reviewed 8 January 2019

We arrived in Mainz by ship and were provided with a tour of the city that included the Gutenberg Museum. Our guide was interesting, but very slow and I felt that we were being rushed in the museum. We did see a demo of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank KarenM1_10
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

It is a special museum with a lot of interesting information. The entrance fee is low, we paid 20€ for 2 families with 2 kids each. The only "bad" thing is that they don't allow fotos. You need 1-2 hours depending how thorough you are.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Y7480VN_
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

We were told to start on the second floor, but it’s not clear why. There doesn’t seem to be much logical order to the exhibits (e.g. start with the oldest and see the progression through the ages). If you’re a German speaker you’ll get a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank MissAnneJ
Reviewed 28 December 2018 via mobile

Full disclosure, I have a Journalism degree so am totally interested in the Gutenberg Museum. But even a simple curiosity about newspapers or the Bible printing processes should keep you fascinated here. Mainz is the home of Johannes Gutenberg, the man who brought the printing...More

Date of experience: December 2018
3  Thank pjhahn
Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

Wasn’t really impressed by the museum. Lighting is terrible (assuming to preserve the documents). Not very visitor friendly. Didn’t know where to begin, other than up the stairs. Workers seemed disengaged, one on cell phone. Most displays do have English translations. No pictures allowed in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from velho2016 | Reviewed this property |
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Response from mule54 | Reviewed this property |
It could be one hour or several. It is very comprehensive with lots of signage.
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