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Museum of Typography

Park of small industries - Building 1303, Chania Town, Crete, Greece
+30 2821 080090
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Ranked #4 of 26 Attractions in Chania Town
Type: Museums
Owner description: Museum collection includes hard to find, cast iron printing presses and other instruments as well as tools and objects that present the development of... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Darmstadt, Germany
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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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 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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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77 reviews 77 reviews
20 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
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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Chania
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

If you have the address then this is Easy to find from the national road. Take the exit for the industrial park and follow the signs on every junction up the the front door. Very helpful and friendly member of staff there who showed us the working exhibits and videos that helped explain book binding and newspaper printing. It was... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Everything in this museum is perfect! The personnel is very well trained and all the exhibits are very rare to find together anywhere else! Prototype museum. Its nice to spend a couple of hours there to get informed of the old and new methods of Typography !

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Chania Town, Greece
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Small but interesting. If you are lover of those kind of stuff I'm sure that you gonna like it. The only problem is that you ll spent 1 hour to take a look .. and 1 hour to find the place, because is little hard to locate it.

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Chania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Well worth finding this gem of a place. Spent a fabulous couple of hours there this morning - beautifully presented and really knowledgeable, helpful staff. Video clips are useful to understand how these mighty machines worked. Try and get specific instructions as it can be difficult to find. There is so much to see - it didn't seem to be... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

We really wanted to visit this museum but we were unable to get to it. I have given it all 3s as obviously do not know if it is good or bad! We got a bus to Chania then abother to Souda and started walking towards the museum however, it is located on an industrial estate and we found ourselves... More

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wales
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3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

The museum of typography its a little museum with great material that i visited in a rainy day that i couldn't go to the beach.You will see old typography machines that there is no exist now in the digital era of typography.

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