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Museum of Typography

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Address: | Chania Park of Local Industies, Building 13-03, Souda, Crete 732 00, Greece
Phone Number:
+30 2821 080090
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Tue - Thu 10:00 - 16:00
Fri 12:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Museum collection includes hard to find printing presses and other machines...

Museum collection includes hard to find printing presses and other machines from the 19th century as well as tools and objects that present the development of typography from the days of Gutenberg up to our days. Rare books and newspapers as well as our precious lithographies travel the visitor in the art of Typography. Visitors are encouraged to print on the old printing presses.

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A great place to learn about the history of writing and look at the various collection of Printing machines from the history. The staff is very polite and took time to explain all... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Naveen M
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great place to learn about the history of writing and look at the various collection of Printing machines from the history. The staff is very polite and took time to explain all the machines in great detail. The section on history of Crete is also excellent. Must visit this place if you are in Crete.

Thank Naveen M
Kalyves, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago

it is the only Typography Museum in Greece and the owners did a great job! It is amazing how much you can learn from a visit there. it is very interesting and worth a visit for sure!

Thank eva_koum24
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Could not imagine that I could find such a lovely and intereting place in chania. If you are an antique lover, or a specialist on typography, then do not miss this museum

Thank valovalo1
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful collection of rare historical machines and techniques, all immaculately displayed. I think this could be a world-class museum! Being out of season, I should have booked a visit, however the staff were very welcoming and a I enjoyed an excellent private guided tour. I found the visit almost overwhelming - the curators deserve the very highest accolade!... More 

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Reviewed 29 September 2016

If printing and typography hold any interest for you, then this museum is a must-see. It is located a couple of miles from the centre of Chania, on an industrial estate. This seems odd until you understand the reason - it is in the building that used to house the print works for the local newspaper (which is now printed... More 

Thank Andy M
Uckfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

We are a family of four (two boys aged 8 and 12) and we all found this museum absolutely brilliant. The tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly, the kids got to try out some printing machinery, and the gift shop was great too. Definitely to be recommended!

Thank 731emily
South Wales
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

We were a group of 7 with 4 children age range 8-14years, so I was worried that they might not be that interested! But there are so many interesting machines and the staff are extremely knowledgeable they were interested pretty much all the way round. The museum is in the middle of an estate but it is sign-posted and well... More 

Thank Spidees
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5 reviews
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Awesome Museum, intresting huge collection of all kind of typography, history of writing,very nice guide. It's a must see place.

Thank Anna Júlia G
Heraklion, Greece
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

Very good work, collection of old printing machines, tools, very helpful guiding throughout the museum. Interesting exhibition of the story of writing. Worths visiting.

Thank amerioanna
Maria M, Υπεύθυνος Δημοσίων Σχέσεων at Museum of Typography, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words! Looking forward to see you again in the near future! More 

Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

I visited this today and it was pretty easy to find but it was in a industrial park outside of the city. Really interesting to see the evolution of typing/printing. I would recommend all travellers taking advantage of this museum....even if to get out of the sun for an hour or two.

Thank Zack M

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