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Plantin - Moretus Museum

Vrijdagmarkt 22, Antwerp, Belgium
+32 3 221 14 50
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Vrijdagmarkt 22, Antwerp, Belgium
+32 3 221 14 50
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautifull old building in a nice piece of the old town. it shows the history of printing, the authentic material, like it was in that time in Plantin his house. Beautiful books and machinery. The performing on an old Printing press on handcraft paper is...More

Thank Fanny L
Reviewed 2 days ago

The renovation made this museum thé place to visit in Antwerp. Really awesome , the Microsoft company of the sixteenth century

Thank alaincarlier
Reviewed 1 week ago

You must visit this museum. there you will discover the beautiful world of printing and you will see ancient books!

Thank Giacomo G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum shows how printing got started in Europe on a commercial scale. The building is both a family home to the wealthy business man and publisher, and the site of the printing business with workshops and its own small foundry. It has been preserved...More

Thank cv-one
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are a few nice video demonstrating how the printing happened, (actually pretty much what I used to do in grade school!! before computers existed), but the guidebook is hard to follow with no references to the room or the exhibit numbers. The guidebook had...More

Thank Fetustician
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an interesting place to visit. It had lots to see however the guide system is a bit confusing .

Thank Margaret H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you, like me, have never stopped to think about the importance of printing, then this gem of a museum will completely change your perception and make you realise how the printing of words and images on a commercial scale was key to the age...More

Thank johnwillow
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place that showcases a family home and workshops under one roof. Excellent way to learn about the art of printing and book binding,

Thank s m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Clearly a place targeting young people without babies - this place is neither stroller friendly not wheelchair friendly. It is really interesting for a book aficionado - not really a books lover - but perhaps an artist or an illustrator who would like to see...More

Thank Aparna P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fascinating history of printing publishong and typogtaphh. Wonderful for family groups and highly educational and informative for school groups. Unfortunately due to its historical construction it isn't brilliantly accessible on the higher floors but the ground floor and gardens have sufficient exhibits to also make...More

Thank 205jill
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About how long does a visit usually take?
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.