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.
About Plantin - Moretus Museum
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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
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
The renovation made this museum thé place to visit in Antwerp. Really awesome , the Microsoft company of the sixteenth century
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
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
This was an interesting place to visit. It had lots to see however the guide system is a bit confusing .
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