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Museum Plantin-Moretus

Vrijdagmarkt 22, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
+32 3 221 14 50
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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 two oldest printing presses in the world and more than 20.000 lead letters - 30.000 old books, illustrated manuscripts and other treasures of European printing - a beautiful baroque garden hidden within the walls of the museum
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Vrijdagmarkt 22, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

it is a very nice half day outing very intresting for adults and grownups everything is inside so no rain

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

A breathtaking experience that is well preserved in my memory. Sadly, it is not as publicised at it must be.

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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

In the very centre so can just pop on, would be very important cultually for European publishing but not much impressive .

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Reviewed 11 July 2016

In 1546 Christopher Plantin…a French bookbinder set up his own printing shop here. It became one of the most influential publishing houses in all of Europe. His name was given to a typeface still widely used today. The world’s oldest printing presses are found in...More

1  Thank Linda B
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Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Book lovers and history buffs will love this place. Really old books, ancient printing presses, and lovely garden make this an interesting stop. The upstairs was closed when I went, so I'm not sure if that would have added to the rating.

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Reviewed 28 June 2016

It was one of the buildings that survided the bombing during the second war wold and the building contains the two oldest printers in the world. But its 500 years is not the reason of the Human Heritage protection, it is its achive. Books here...More

1  Thank Guluten
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Reviewed 26 June 2016

This was a nice find not on many of the lists we saw. Highlight was the old printing presses. Worth the admission price.

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Reviewed 21 June 2016

The most interesting museum in Antwerp. Original prints (books, maps, etc.). Definitely a place to visit

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Reviewed 15 June 2016

Outstanding museum ! Interesting beautiful, you feel in very close contact with history.The entire workshop of the world-famous printing works is still there, after 440 years, as if the working day is about to begin for the compositors, type founders, printers and proof-readers at any...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2016

This museum is currently closed until 30 th of September.We were shown the way by a very enthusiastic local gentleman who obviously did not know it was closed.

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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.
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