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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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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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Unique specialist museum for culture vultures

We went on an organised tour by the CIC. I used to work in the world of publishing and images owning a Nostalgia Photo Library for 20 years so chromolithography and other printing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 6, 2015
Jilliana R
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

We went on an organised tour by the CIC. I used to work in the world of publishing and images owning a Nostalgia Photo Library for 20 years so chromolithography and other printing techniques were familiar to me. We also were given a private lecture. I don't recall a guide at the museum but there is an illustrated booklet given... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind words! Looking forward to see you again in the near future! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

I've never been on a tour like this before. We walked in expecting very little and not speaking any Greek but luckily the woman there was entirely hospitable and walked us through the entire museum and provided a lot of hands-on interaction. Don't think typography sounds interesting? Go check this place out and you'll be pleasantly surprised. My nephews enjoyed... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind words! We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit! We hope to see you again in the near future! More 

Chania, Greece
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Tip: Check the times the museum is open (2821051003). There is a small coffee shop on the premises so it is best to go in the morning or afternoon and get food in Souda or Chania. Going round the exhibits can easily take a morning or afternoon - something to do when it is grey or wet. This is a... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind words! We hope to see you again in the near future!!! We always add items to the museum' s collection, so there is always something new to see! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

We visited the museum in the morning. We were the only visitors and got a private tour. Lots of functional machines and some nice exhibitions. If you have an hour left in your schedule, this is really worth a visit.

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

Τhank you so much for your kind words! Hope to see you again soon in the near future! More 

Henfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is an excellent museum. As someone with an interest in typography and printing I was very impressed by the size of the collection and how well it was displayed. The building provides the perfect space for the large number of presses including a working copy of the Gutenberg printing press. Being able to see some of the presses working... More 

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

Thank you so much! We are looking forward to see you again in the near future! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

A hidden gem in Crete. An incredibly well put together exhibit, great history, and great guides. Right off the main highway. If you have an hour, go. You won't regret it.

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

Thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again soon in the near future! More 

Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This is a nice museum and the guide gave a great tour. There are lots of signs from the junction at Souda. The map on Trip Advisor is accurate. It is in a small industrial area right beside the new national road.

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

Thank you so much! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

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

Thank you so much for your kind words! We hope to see you soon in the near future! More 

Jacksonville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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

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