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Plantin - Moretus Museum

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Address: Vrijdagmarkt 22, Antwerp, Belgium
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+32 3 221 14 50
10:00 - 17:00
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Printing museum which contains the two oldest printing presses in the...

Printing museum which contains the two oldest printing presses in the world, complete sets of dies and matrices, and the full archive of the Plantin printing company.

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So for sure a niche market as many may be bored, but we found interesting, thought provoking and in a gorgeous building. Staff lovely too.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So for sure a niche market as many may be bored, but we found interesting, thought provoking and in a gorgeous building. Staff lovely too.

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Vosselaar, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This most beautiful house of the early 1500's is well kept. I visited the museum as a kid several times, and was always impressed by the technology and humanism of the people 500 years ago, and now, as an aging citizen, I still am. Regarding a smart phone as the next important invention since the printing business, I hope technology... More 

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Sittingbourne, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

This is another house and place of work to wander round, and be fascinated by. The Plantins started the business 400 years ago, then you see the portraits of the eight generations who kept prining. The house is enormous, and there are lots of amazing bits of technology from many years ago.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

It a nice place to visit, good food and nice area to hang out :)you can get there easily with good transportation and the connection is good.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

At first the topic might sound boring to you, but once you step in the museum you get drawn into the book printing history, so closely associated with the Plantin's family history. A must see in Antwerp!

Thank Panagiotis G
Beersheba, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

This is an amazing museum that you must see when you visit the beautiful city of Antwerpen. The museum concerns with the early era of printing, including the old instruments used to print books back in the 16 century. Settled in a beautiful medieval house, you get to see the beginning of the the scientific revolution . Very interesting and... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Title says it all. Most of the museum is upstairs and there is no disabled or pram access. We have found Antwerp overall very difficult to visit with a young child. Many cities cater for this far far better than Antwerp.

Thank Ranger1976
Antwerp Province, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Recently restiled, a complete make-over where You have middle age rooms ,Renaissance rooms and partly 19 th century rooms with THE right furniture and decoration. Enjoy THE ancient atmosphere, THE Unique printling machinery still functioning. Interactive, with video and lots of books You can use, read and enjoy. Nice hookshop an magnificent garden.

Thank marcmgvanhoey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

If you are fond of classical literature, Renaissance, early modern European science and the like, this museum will be very helpful for you, as it establishes the links between personalities that normally occupy different shelves of your brain / parts in your curriculum. It is stylishly presented, although the order of presentation is problematic: some things that you'd better know... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

This is really a very nice museum, we were very impressed by the different rooms, and the history that you find here everywhere, very intresting museum, you receive even a small workshop how they worked in the 16th century

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