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Crandall Historical Printing Museum

275 E Center St, Provo, UT 84606-3133
+1 801-377-7777
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This was so well-done! We enjoyed learning the history of printing presses and seeing them in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
braybrigade
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Utah
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Fascinating presentation of the history of print!

This is an amazing story of how printing began, starting with Gutenberg and bring it up to current... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2018
Lane A
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Provo, Utah
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This museum illustrates the history of moveable type and contains the United State's only working replica of the printing press made by Johannes Gutenberg in the 1400s. We show how Gutenberg printed the Bible, how Ben Franklin printed in the 1700's, how the Book of Mormon was printed and bound in the 1800's and how the Deseret News was printed in the mid to late 1800's. We also show the Linotype machine of the early 1900's. All our presses have moveable type. We also have items for sale. We are a non-profit museum. Charge is $5 each.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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275 E Center St, Provo, UT 84606-3133
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+1 801-377-7777
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was so well-done! We enjoyed learning the history of printing presses and seeing them in action. The 90-minute tour was a little long for the younger members of our group, but it was well worth it anyway.

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Reviewed January 21, 2018

This is an amazing story of how printing began, starting with Gutenberg and bring it up to current times. Many of these skills are now lost arts, as all is done by computer. Lou Crandall, founder of this museum is a fantastic person, who is...More

Thank Lane A
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Reviewed July 12, 2017

Had a free day in Provo after a week-long class and decided to check this out...and it was well worth the tour! Seeing a full-scale WORKING Gutenberg press was only one highlight of the tour...hearing about the type striking process, how ink was made, seeing...More

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Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

This was so awesome! Amazing. Do not miss this! So cool. My teenage daughter and I loved it! I extra tons aporeciated it because I am a graphic designer and this is part of graphic design history!

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Reviewed May 25, 2017

The staff at the local tourist centre told me about this place. It's not always open, but I was lucky. There is a tour which lasts an hour and covers the first 400 years of printing, from Gutenberg to the 18th century and it was...More

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Reviewed May 15, 2017

I had read about this place, and it seems to be small, but the information and tour were FANTASTIC! We attended the 11:00 on Sat. tour, and the price was small, and the knowledge gained in an hour was HUGE! Quite a fascinating collection, and...More

Thank Elizabeth Z
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Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

I started this tour with a general understanding of how printing presses work, and their historical significance, but I came away from the tour with hands-on experience and a deeper appreciation for the printed word. This little museum has working replicas of several different types...More

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Reviewed September 29, 2016

The Crandall Historical Printing Museum has a beautiful spirit and bears a powerful testimony of God's providence.

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Reviewed May 22, 2016

This museum really does give a lot of insight into how the scriptures and other printing was done from the beginning of printing. It's hands on and very interesting. Everyone who is in the area needs to go see this!

2  Thank rudangerous
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Reviewed May 4, 2016

If you like books, you'll love your visit to this museum, which features working copies of old printing presses, including the world's first, the famous Gutenberg press. It's run by a lovely couple of old guys, though they have quite a rambling way about them,...More

1  Thank Eldarro
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