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Walk into the printing press and the Plantin-Moretus family home as though you were a family friend paying a visit 400 years ago. Explore the house, the garden and the press in the only museum in the world on the UNESCO World Heritage list. - the...more
All reviews printing press printing business printing house print shop book lovers books and maps audio guide printing works family home world heritage site sixteenth century fascinating history inner courtyard family history on display old house two hours
I was not too sure what to expect from this museum but since I was in Antwerp the last Wednesday of the month when many of Antwerp's museums offer free admission, I thought I would give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised by the...More
From the moment you walk inside this wonderful museum, with its dark 17th century interior and chiaroscuro lighting, you step back into the world of Rubens and his innovative friends in publishing. The building was the home and workplace of the Plantin Moretus family, and...More
The museum is wonderfully designed, preserved and illustrated. The depth of information about the history of printing and how this visionary man expanded the potential uses of print is awe-inspiring. The artifacts and examples are exquisite and fascinating. There is something of interest for people...More
The Plantin-Moretus museum tells a brilliant story about Plantin family and their printing business. This museum is a wonderful combination between art, science and history. There are a few paintings from Rubens atelier, old printing machines and lots of old books including world atlas printed...More
For anyone with and interest in words, books and their production this visit is a must. The widest range of artefacts and working examples (if you are there at the right time) across an amazing range of languages and cultures, type faces and methods of...More
One of the great museums of the world – a UNESCO World Heritage site and on the UNESCO Memory of the World Register, and for good reason. You do not need to be interested in the history of printing to love this museum. It is...More
This museum was a nice place to spend an hour or 2 with a school age child in tow. We learned a lot about the printing presses of old, life back in the 1500’s and how printed words affected history.
Child kept her interest for...More