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Hamilton Wood Type Museum & Printing Museum

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Address: 1816 10th St, Two Rivers, WI 54241-3538
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+1 920-794-6272
10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Hamilton Wood Type Museum

A great place to visit while stopping through Two Rivers, Wisconsin! It's a working museum, people from all over the world come to print or learn more about printing. They offer... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

A great place to visit while stopping through Two Rivers, Wisconsin! It's a working museum, people from all over the world come to print or learn more about printing. They offer workshops throughout the year, anyone can participate in them. The workshops can range from printing with wood type to learning how to bind your own book with your very... More 

Gibson City, Illinois
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

We were able to take a self-guided tour of this fascinating museum! Wood types of all kinds and sizes were on display. It was much bigger than I expected, and had much, much more than just wood types, which varied from less than an inch to a full six foot height. All hand carved. Also lots of type setting machines... More 

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Warrenville, Illinois
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

A docent guided us through the museum documenting an industry and a business that is almost extinct. We were fascinated by the many examples of print blocks, linotype machines, and printing presses. We were completely surprised that Hamilton Wood developed the first clothes dryers available in the United States! I remember hanging clothes out on the line on a Kansas... More 

Thank Tanzan13
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

Wood type was a major industry in Two Rivers back in the day, and the Hamilton Wood Type Museum preserves that! There are many different examples of wood type, machinery, and other equipment that Hamilton used to make. It's just $5 to get in, and it's worth it.

Thank Jim P
Joliet, Illinois
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

This workplace atmosphere museum has a great collection of printing pressers, print block cabinetry, samples, and items of interest. Classes are taught here, to keep a passing art alive. The people of this community are proud of this museum! Small shop to purchase some printed items and other souvenirs.

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Allen, Texas
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

Thank you Bob Miller for providing us an awesome tour of this museum. You provided great information of the printing history along with the history of Hamilton's. Glad that it is pointed out to all who visits that Two Rivers is the birthplace of the dryer!

Thank MarieZH
New Berlin, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

This museum is so unique and interesting. It has an enormous number of wood type blocks, printing presses, equipment that was used to make the type etc.... They also will show you how some of the equipment was used and if your willing to pay you can sign up for printing workshops and set up and print your own posters.

Thank Ellen J
Antigo, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
Reviewed 27 March 2016

I love this place, I wish I lived closer, so that I could spend Lots of time soaking in the history and skill that went into this kind of work. I was a draftsman, I know what craftsmanship is. And its lost with the computer. We have lost the pride in our work. On the computer, unless you are a... More 

Thank Diane Z
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Reviewed 5 March 2016

Found this place by accident and was so excited we were there when they were open. This museum is well designed and present a very thorough history of the company. Many displays of wood type! We queried the operation of one machine and the young gentleman gave us a very thorough overview. What a great walk through time and history.... More 

Green Bay
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Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

The place is huge inside! Extensive exhibits. Definitely worth a visit especially since it only costs $5. The museum store probably has THE most unique Two Rivers souvenirs you are likely to find anywhere. Exceptionally friendly and informative staff.

Thank GreenBayJack

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