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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.
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Liebfrauenplatz 5, 55116 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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+49 6131 122640
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All reviews printing press on display audio guide every hour written word book binding live demonstrations paper making his life english language entrance fee presses books printed bible type movable
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Reviewed yesterday

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 4 days ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 December 16, 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
Thank Funtime2129
Reviewed December 13, 2018

This museum is fascinating, covering so much of history that I'd never heard about. I take visitors here all the time and each time I still learn something new. The audio tours are excellent (English, German and other languages as well- though I can only...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank eswsquaricle
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Fun for the kids. They get to see a printing press in action on the tour. We also saw the Gutenberg bible.

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Nicole M
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

They expanded this museum since I visited a few years ago. Very interesting. Wife and I enjoyed it. No charge. The museum is closed on Monday.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from velho2016 | Reviewed this property |
No idea. We were traveling in a Mercedes S
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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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