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Plantin - Moretus Museum

Vrijdagmarkt 22, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
+32 3 221 14 50
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Printing museum which contains the two oldest printing presses in the world, complete sets of dies and matrices, and the full archive of the Plantin printing company.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
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Vrijdagmarkt 22, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my favorite museum in our tour of Flanders. Fascinating history of printing in a period house. Incredibly well curated and not at all crowded. Really a gem that you might not expect. Bravo.

Thank Ejeffrey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A definite must for those who like the printed word, this museum is full of historical objects that help one understand how people lived in the 1600s in a booming Europe. The family was friends with artists, writers, etc, and amassed some beautiful works of...More

1  Thank Moyra M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautifull old building in a nice piece of the old town. it shows the history of printing, the authentic material, like it was in that time in Plantin his house. Beautiful books and machinery. The performing on an old Printing press on handcraft paper is...More

Thank Fanny L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The renovation made this museum thé place to visit in Antwerp. Really awesome , the Microsoft company of the sixteenth century

Thank alaincarlier
Reviewed 16 May 2017

You must visit this museum. there you will discover the beautiful world of printing and you will see ancient books!

Thank Giacomo G
Reviewed 14 May 2017

This museum shows how printing got started in Europe on a commercial scale. The building is both a family home to the wealthy business man and publisher, and the site of the printing business with workshops and its own small foundry. It has been preserved...More

Thank cv-one
Reviewed 30 April 2017

There are a few nice video demonstrating how the printing happened, (actually pretty much what I used to do in grade school!! before computers existed), but the guidebook is hard to follow with no references to the room or the exhibit numbers. The guidebook had...More

Thank Fetustician
Reviewed 29 April 2017

This was an interesting place to visit. It had lots to see however the guide system is a bit confusing .

Thank Margaret H
Reviewed 26 April 2017

If you, like me, have never stopped to think about the importance of printing, then this gem of a museum will completely change your perception and make you realise how the printing of words and images on a commercial scale was key to the age...More

Thank johnwillow
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Amazing place that showcases a family home and workshops under one roof. Excellent way to learn about the art of printing and book binding,

Thank s m
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cdandoy
About how long does a visit usually take?
17 December 2016|
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Response from sausageCastle | Reviewed this property |
Can be done in hour or even less, though easily enough material there to spend 3-4hrs, depending on your interest.
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