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Museum of Typography

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Address: Park of small industries - Building 1303, Chania Town, Crete, Greece
Phone Number: +30 2821 080090
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Description: Museum collection includes hard to find, cast iron printing presses and...
Museum collection includes hard to find, cast iron printing presses and other instruments as well as tools and objects that present the development of typography from birth, in the days of Gutenberg, up to our days. Rare books and newspapers as well as our precious lithographies travel the visitor in the art of Typography.
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This museum is tucked away in an industrial park about five kilometers from the center of town, but it is worth the trip. It has an amazing collection of printing presses and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This museum is tucked away in an industrial park about five kilometers from the center of town, but it is worth the trip. It has an amazing collection of printing presses and related materials. The museum manager gave us a personal tour, which is a great introduction to the history of printing. They also have a great permanent exhibit on... More 

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

As a designer and an artist, this museum had to be one of the highlights of my trip. The staff provided an excellent private tour of the facility, showcasing the history of letterpress and printing. You even get to test some of the equipment to see how it works! I wish I had access to museums like this where I... More 

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Maria M, Υπεύθυνος Δημοσίων Σχέσεων at Museum of Typography, responded to this review

Thank you so much! Hope to see you again soon in the future! Dont forget to enter the poster contest! :-) More 

Medford, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We got there and it was closed, but they were cleaning everything. So, naturally, the creator gave us a free private tour of the whole place for an hour and a half, including a really cool art exhibit. Her English was incredible and then they wouldn't even accept a donation, they were just incredible. Also, surprisingly(?) interesting! I'm normally a... More 

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Maria M, Υπεύθυνος Δημοσίων Σχέσεων at Museum of Typography, responded to this review

Thank you so much! Hope to see you again soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

Albeit being located in an industrial area, it is beside the printing press itself and is accessible to all who love the written word. Fascinating to see the linotypes and to learn the history of printing. The museum was closed but we called and made an appointment for a private tour, led by a passionate and obliging journalist, Maria. Definitely... More 

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Maria M, Υπεύθυνος Δημοσίων Σχέσεων at Museum of Typography, responded to this review

Thanx so much! Hope to see you again soon and explore together the new arrivals of the museum! More 

Argostolion, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We enjoyed this museum and i recommend this to people seeking detail about Greek way of writing and fine paths of history!This is for art lovers too as you will see nice things.I would like more details on their signs but it was fine!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Though this place is in a tucked away part of the city it had so much to offer. My husband found this place for me as I am a graphic designer obsessed with all things type. If you have any interest in printing, books, or history, GO. Maria was the only person there and gave us our own private tour... More 

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Maria M, Υπεύθυνος Δημοσίων Σχέσεων at Museum of Typography, responded to this review

Thank you so much Alyssa! Hope to see you again in the near future! More 

Darmstadt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

If you are even a little interested in typography and printing you should see this little museum. For me this is more interesting than archeology and this museum was totally unexpected to be found in Crete. What a nice surprise! :-) We had a great guide and did get the opportunity to try some equipment hands on (great if you... More 

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Maria M, Υπεύθυνος Δημοσίων Σχέσεων at Museum of Typography, responded to this review

Thanx for your review! Hope to see you again soon in the near future! More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

What an amazing place to see. An extraordinary collection of typography artifacts, well worth visiting!!! ...and what an exceptional presentation of the museum collection from Maria! Will be definitely visiting again when in Chania.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

One of a kind museum, with rare items, preserved in a way that only real collectors, with passion and respect do... Modern space, hard work of many years presented with real hospitality. Many collections and pieces of art through centuries, a lot of sentiments through senses...it is a jewel fir Chania tiwn and Greece, and of course like all good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I have been a number of times in the Museum each time they hold one of their unique cultural events. The museum has a great number of authentic huge exhibits from all over Europe, a replica of the first typography machine by Gutenberg and posters illustrating the world history of writing. The cultural events take place either in the small... More 

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Address: Park of small industries - Building 1303, Chania Town, Crete, Greece
Phone Number: +30 2821 080090
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Chania Town

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