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Walk into the printing press and the Plantin-Moretus family home as though you were a family friend paying a visit 400 years ago. Explore the house, the garden and the press in the only museum in the world on the UNESCO World Heritage list. - the...more
All reviews printing press printing business printing house print shop books and maps audio guide book lovers printing works family home world heritage site sixteenth century inner courtyard fascinating history family history on display old house two hours
This museum was a nice place to spend an hour or 2 with a school age child in tow. We learned a lot about the printing presses of old, life back in the 1500’s and how printed words affected history.
Child kept her interest for...More
We visited here thinking it was a small museum about the printing press, we were very wrong. We had no idea just how important this family and printing company was.
Here you can learn how the early presses worked with the copper plates and how...More
Wow! Who knew? We (two couples) were very pleasantly surprised by how much there is to do in Antwerp. It is a gorgeous city. This museum is a must for lovers of books and historical ingenuity. I don't want to give away any more than...More
If you go to Antwerp, you HAVE to go here! This is the original home of the Platin-Moretus family, so for nothing else the building itself is very interesting and worth a visit. The museum is very well put together and has excellent explanations. The...More
The museum is great because you are in this great building and can imagine how live must have been here.
You get a lot of information about the family and about letterpress.
We couldnt read everything about the family history and skipped some parts of...More
This museum is a must see for any book lover (and more). The house itself is a XVI century construction who belonged to the Christophe Plantin and his family.
Plantin arrived to Antwerp from France and started what would be one of the most important...More
This museum is exciting because it does more than show you predictable exhibits in well organised alignment of rooms. It tells you the story of the family that lived, developed a business, prospered (and died there). And it does so where it all happened! By...More