Fascinating look at history through the eyes of this locsl family. Staff enthusiastic to demonstrate wirking machines that are still used. You can even have a go at typesetting yourself!
About Robert Smail's Printing Works
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Firstly, don't be fooled by the outside (my daughter initially thought this was just an old fashioned gift shop) The visit to the print shop was absolutely fantastic. Two 12 years old were captivated by this tour - children get to "look" with their hands...More
A little gem of a museum. Engaging and interesting guides add to what is a fascinating time capsule in an unlikely spot near Peebles and just up the road from the excellent Traquair House. As well as experiencing the sights, sounds and smells of working...More
Made to feel welcome as soon as we entered the Print Works. The three guide were time served printers and were able to give us an insight as how the works was run and the history of the Smail Family . The old machine were...More
Wonderful visit. Lovely staff giving us lots of fascinating information. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Found out where lots of our everyday sayings come from
We often thought of this visit but living close can have its disadvantages. The visit was superb!! All three guides were excellent in different ways; Bill, the compositor, was probably the best guide we've ever experienced in NTS or NT pr operates. We were informed,...More
Very informative staff tell the story of Smails print works which is a running concern. Demonstrations of printing machines as well as being able to composite your own name and have it printed onto a book mark.
An unimposing shop-front hides a very interesting museam and working printworks. Well worth a visit, although most of the property is not accessible for people with restricted mobility. In it's time, the business also operated as a ticket agent for people travelling to America. Details...More
good for the whole family. we all enjoyed the tour. guides well informed and willing to share their knowledge.