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Museum Plantin-Moretus

Vrijdagmarkt 22, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
+32 3 221 14 50
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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 two oldest printing presses in the world and more than 20.000 lead letters - 30.000 old books, illustrated manuscripts and other treasures of European printing - a beautiful baroque garden hidden within the walls of the museum
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Vrijdagmarkt 22, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
+32 3 221 14 50
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If printing history does not seem appealing to you, do yourself a favour and let this museum prove you wrong. Not only is it a high class museum about a very important craft, it also is a living and breathing memoir of a succesful family...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This amazing family of printers and publishers supported the writers of the Renaissance in Northern Europe. The museum shows the books they printed, the printing presses where the books were made, the shop where the books were sold and the rooms where the writers and...More

Thank mairekennedybooks
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very interesting museum. It has great examples of old printing presses and type faces. There are also lots of great art pieces and furniture. This is a must visit attraction. My husband and I spent about an hour and a half here.

Thank Kathryn L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow. We had no idea what to expect. It is a museum full of old devices from printing, telecommunication, construction, automotive, lab and field measuring, and science. Very well presented and a beautiful building. I would recommend this to anyone who loves old instruments used...More

Thank hsmithjr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is hands down a 5-star attraction! Why? It takes you back in time, showing you the original (!) area where one of the most important printers of back in the day worked. The building is so well preserved, it is just amazing from architectural,...More

Thank Hagar08540
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The home where generations of printers/publishers lived and worked is beautiful, with Rubens paintings, gorgeous furniture and tapestries, and an enclosed garden. The print works are well presented and explained with many original items including the oldest printing presses surviving, 400 years old. The highlight,...More

Thank lsmkw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A unique experience, just loved this place, so informative and interesting, the staff are very helpful and the building so well preserved.

Thank Dianne D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have a special feeling with this museum because my father was a printer , You can see the history from the first print, also some machinery, it is in my eyes surely a place where you have to take high school students,

Thank Rita V
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited the museum on a whim, and ended up staying for well over two hours. The ticket allows all day entry and exit of the museum which is a bonus. The beautiful house offers a great insight into renaissance life, business, and the connectedness of...More

Thank Alexandra B
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Plantin is one of the most famous figures in Antwerp history. This museum is his printing shop / house and serves as a fascinating view into 16th century Flanders. Not only does one gain a fine understanding about the printing press and how it came...More

Thank Kevin S
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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.