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International Printing Museum

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Address: 315 W Torrance Blvd, Carson, CA 90745-1130
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Fantastic place and so close

Came here for a tour with our GS troop. Didn't sound that interesting but wow! Our tour guide Sara was so knowledgeable and made it fun and educational for the girls. They had a... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2017
Torrance, California
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Torrance, California
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

Came here for a tour with our GS troop. Didn't sound that interesting but wow! Our tour guide Sara was so knowledgeable and made it fun and educational for the girls. They had a short interactive lecture with her and then she took us around and showed us all the printing presses thru the years with a short demonstration on... More 

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Carson, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

...went there for a show a few years ago -- show was great and the museum was there to tour but had few docents at the time...

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Palestine, Texas
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

You're thinking, "a museum about printing?" Go ahead and scoff - but visit. You start out mildly interested in the printing presses on display. Then they demonstrate them. You have to admit they're kinda cool. The guys who run this place are so dedicated to the history of the printing presses and America that you can't help but enjoy every... More 

1 Thank Steve G
Carson, California
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

We were aiding our granddaughter with her list of places on a project for her school. The printing museum was on that list. It was an interesting place to visit. The floor space was covered with different types and models of printing presses. You have to visit to appreciate it. Nice tour for children and young adults.

Thank stancarr
Los Angeles, California
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84 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

I went with middle school students from Summer School. I was so surprised that this place exist. It was a small place with tons of printing press machines inside. We stayed from 10am to 2pm. Students got to experience how to make paper and print using a replica of Gutenberg's printing press and ink rollers. They also learned how to... More 

Thank magnoliablossms
Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016

They have the third oldest printing press in the U.S. (1806). The two oldest are in the Smithsonian. There is also a replica of Ben Franklin's print shop, working Linotype machines and they do demonstrations if you take the tour. Very cool!

1 Thank damiensomerset
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57 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2013 via mobile

We want to go back to see the Ben Franklin show. It is a lively historical experience. If you do not know the significance of the Guttenberg Bible or the most complicated machine ever invented which made the newspaper possible, then go here. It is completely invisible, found by address only. So hook up the Navigator & go. I would... More 

1 Thank Janetta S
San Diego, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2013

The museum was awesome. The BSA Graphic Arts & Pulp & Paper MB were awesome. We came up from San Diego, we met people from San Francisco Area and there were people from Virginia. The entire day was well planned, hands on and lots of fun! This was one of the best MB days we have ever been too. The... More 

1 Thank Harobed E
Torrance, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2009

I took my kids, 10 and 6, to the International Printing Museum on 10/24/09. Our guide, Gary, took us through the history of printing, from the Chinese to Gutenberg to the LinoType. We all found it fascinating. He showed us how the machines worked, and printed out some samples. It's not cheap at $8 per adult and $7 for students,... More 

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