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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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Vrijdagmarkt 22, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
+32 3 221 14 50
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Reviewed yesterday

I had not thought a museum of printing would be of much interest, but I have to say it was a phenomenal visit. The building itself is interesting, the family history is interesting, and if you are into printing, even into fonts, it is WAY...More

Thank Ochenbc
Reviewed 3 days ago

You don't need to be interested in the history of printing to enjoy this museum. The building, the artwork as well as typographical artefacts were stunning and a pleasant surprise. Well worth a visit

Thank canttalkeating
Reviewed 1 week ago

Slightly difficult to find, but once there you will be immersed in the history of printing and publishing.

Thank 186605Prawns
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a technical person, you'll love this one. If not, check out the prints and just sit in the garden, be amazed by the building, and enjoy the quiet.

Thank elline_traveller
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has recently been renewed. It has a large collection of ancient books and printing machinery. The house itself brings you back to the sixteenth and seventeenth century. If you are in Antwerp, you must certainly visit this museum.

Thank leamarinus
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While it can't compete with the larger museums this one was surprisingly interesting and contained several hidden gems, such as the world's oldest printing presses and one of the world's oldest bibles.

Thank Lord_Dehf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recentst renewed museum. Gives you a very interesting look of both the printing factory and the house of one of the richest families in Antwerp at the time of Rubens and Rockox. Should be on everyone list when you visit Antwerp.

Thank Robscheers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the Plantin museum is world heritage, and a must-see. the house itself brings you back in time, a wonderful feeling of belonging to those interesting times where Rubens and Plantin lived in an amazingly open Europe, where newinventions and arts were blossoming like never before....More

Thank Arielle P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is a must visit for anyone interested in history and world changing events, not to mention the printed word. This museum is both a print shop and the former house of the Plantin-Moretus family. Full of historical significant objects related to the evolution...More

1  Thank macedonboy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved this museum from the minute we walked in. The printing presses are so beautiful and the rooms are amazing. I especially loved the leather wallpaper and the many paintings are amazing. We went round twice we liked it so much. Probably not for...More

1  Thank Candice M
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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.