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Museum Plantin-Moretus

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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
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Vrijdagmarkt 22, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
+32 3 221 14 50
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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
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great ambience . I managed to get a print also from a machine ..The museum is designed around a courtyard. You can easily get lost if there woild be no sign...

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gani G
Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Klikes2travel
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A great day. Expect to spend at least 3 hours there. Lots of information to learn and the exhibits are amazing.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tamila W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PatriciaG147
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Armando B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Anna_Legends
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JB02-12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Barbara K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is a hidden gem. The place itself is beautiful and totally worth a visit while in Antwerp

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jcisinthehouse
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Mel M
12 August 2018|
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Response from SrHootie | Reviewed this property |
We came by river cruise ship and left by train, so I know nothing about parking.
Mel M
12 August 2018|
Response from peterraemen | Reviewed this property |
You can park in the city center along the river Scheldt near the white restaurant “Zuiderterras” ( south terrace). This is approx 400 m from this fantastic museum.
18 December 2016|
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Response from sausageCastle | Reviewed this property |
Can be done in hour or even less, though easily enough material there to spend 3-4hrs, depending on your interest.