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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
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

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 8 November 2017 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 7 November 2017

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
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Have been in Antwerp countless times but only discovered this now - a true gem & a time-machine to 16th century. Plantijn was a book-printer and his house / printing business is largely still intact. On the Unesco World Heritage list. Highly recommended!

Thank MariaX
Reviewed 19 October 2017

A unique museum dedicated to the printing press in the house of the Plantin and Moretus family 400 years ago. Plantin was a hugely successful early printer and the museum is crammed full of exhibits and artefacts relating to the printing press (including some original...More

Thank What
Reviewed 18 October 2017

This museum/ house tells a lot about early printing making with the very oldest of letters and printers, but also history of family and many of the books printed by this early entrepreneur. Inspiring with ideas of what made Plantin Moretus such a success. There...More

Thank Venusalberta33
Reviewed 9 October 2017

The Plantin-Moretus museum is one of the best printing museums in the world, and I have visited many of them. Its set in a beautiful old building capturing the 15th century live of a printing house. Its a must for anybody how loves this old...More

Thank Sifan-57
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Very good insight into the development of the printing press and some excellent examples on show. Shame the fact that Caxton is never mentioned in the whole museum!!!

Thank JohnEssex1957
Reviewed 5 October 2017

The Plantin-Moretus house is a UNESCO world heritage site, both a lovely mansion with long history and a gorgeous inner courtyard with flowers and a fountain and a former printing house. It's a delightful museum with many hands on exhibits and I highly recommend to...More

Thank Tinde_K
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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.