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Museum of Printing History

1324 W Clay St, Houston, TX 77019-4036
+1 713-522-4652
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A Little-Known Jewel in Houston

Want to step back in time to see how arduous getting out a broadsheet or newspaper use to be? Want... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2016
Linda S
Houston, Texas, United States
via mobile
Excellent field trip for upper elementary grades.

We took grades 5-8 from our small parochial school here for a field trip. We scheduled an hour, but... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2016
Pat N
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1324 W Clay St, Houston, TX 77019-4036
Neartown/ Montrose
+1 713-522-4652
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Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Want to step back in time to see how arduous getting out a broadsheet or newspaper use to be? Want to see a relica of the Gutenberg press and actual working printing presses of bygone eras? Want to actually touch and even operate some of...More

1  Thank Linda S
Reviewed 23 April 2016

We took grades 5-8 from our small parochial school here for a field trip. We scheduled an hour, but we could have easily spent another 45 minutes. Artist in Residence, Charles Criner gave students and parents a very interesting tour, including allowing the students to...More

Thank Pat N
Reviewed 20 March 2016

We took a 10 am tour with 6 others and loved seeing the presses operated They loved making their own print Gentleman was so knowledgeable he was one of the artists in residence Elderly enjoyed seeing old bible from 1500s

Thank boatlover7411
Reviewed 22 January 2016

A great little museum with active studios. We enjoyed strolling through the museum and seeing the machines used throughout the years. The best part was the museum gift shop. I was able to purchase a colored print and signed by Charles Dickenson's great grandson! Amazing!

1  Thank pnkgirl27
Reviewed 12 September 2015

This is a hidden gem most people in Houston don't know about. The tour guide was fantastic with the kids and really kept them interested. Its a small museum but no admission fee.

1  Thank HG30
Reviewed 11 September 2015

very enlightening and a must see, it is free and a lot of info about how printing used to be done. Lot of machines, antique stuff. In the same building there is a chocolate shop, we got lots of chocolates there!

Thank Raihan K
Reviewed 5 September 2015

This museum provides a unique history lesson. Though it's about printing, it's impossible to ignore the content and context of the printing on display. The small museum is simply dense with info. Most exhibits were a window into another time- thus emphasizing the impact of...More

Thank PapalBull
Reviewed 23 August 2015

We have been to this museum a number of times to see various special exhibits they have hosted. Some of these have been very good, such as the photographs of Marvin Zindler, or prints of the birds of Texas, etc. They also have some informative...More

Thank Charles F
Reviewed 15 August 2015

Not too many people know about Houston's Printing Museum. Formerly the Museum of Printing History and recently rebranded, if you like museums or books or history or any combination of the three, treat yourself and visit the museum. They often hold events concerning printing which...More

Thank traveljane2015
Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

Get to do a Hands-on printing on a replica of a Gutenberg press. The video was extremely informative and should be incorporated in schools as to just how critical the ability to read is and has been to civilization .

Thank Larry W
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