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Address: 224 5th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203
Phone Number: 615 256 2805
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Wed 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Description: If you follow Southern music, art and culture, from the Delta blues to...
If you follow Southern music, art and culture, from the Delta blues to honky-tonk heroes, you've no doubt seen the unmistakable look of a promotional poster made by Hatch Show Print, one of the oldest working letterpress print shops in America. Located in a historic building at 316 Broadway in the heart of downtown Nashville, Hatch Show Print has produced posters for performers ranging from B.B. King to Dolly Parton.
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What a cool place to pop in and look at old print art! And they still make posters. A really neat gallery/shop/museum. Right behind the country music hall of fame.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Kim and Jim B
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
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89 reviews 89 reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

What a cool place to pop in and look at old print art! And they still make posters. A really neat gallery/shop/museum. Right behind the country music hall of fame.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The amazing art work here is worth every minute of your time. The history here and the events they have covered represent the entire world. Look forward to doing some more shopping on line from their vast collection

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Hadfield, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
36 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Inside the same magnificent, modern building as Country Music Hall of Fame. Here you are able to see posters printed on letterpress machines. Fascinating.

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Freeville, New York, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We weren't able to tour as we arrived late in the day and the last tour was fully booked by a group - plan ahead! We were able to tour the small gallery with art using the letterpress. We were also able, for free, to look at the shop at work from behind a glass wall that spans the entire... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Our favorite part of the Country Music Hall of Fame was the Hatch Show Print Shop, which we didn't even know existed. The shop has produced posters since 1879 for a wide variety of musical acts, as well as commercial businesses, and still uses letterpress printing. It was fascinating to watch posters being produced the old fashioned way.

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Topeka, Kansas
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73 reviews 73 reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Loved this place if you go, you probably will buy a poster they are that cool looking. right in the same building as Country Music Hall, what an awesome way of knocking off 3 items from your bucket list in a short time,CMHOF and Studio B and Hatch Print , all in around 3 to 4 hours >

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Springfield, Missouri
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Great short tour that shows you history of press printing and Nashville music scene! Guides are engaging and passionate. So fun to see that the history is preserved 'Preservation through Printing'! Great for ages 10-100!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
14 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is a fairly well hidden venue and was a real surprise. The mixture of the operational side of the business combined with the sales front was unusal but very acceptable. Some of the goods on sale were high end quality as well as some excellent prints and tees. All in all and nice free exhibit. Recomended

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Taylor Mill, Kentucky
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

1. It's not on broadway, it moved to the Country Music Hall of fame. 2. There's a fine art gallery that you can enter from the street. You have to walk out into the hallway/lobby area to get to the retail shop and see the letterpress stuff. It's not obvious that there's more to see. 3. Take the tour. 4.... More 

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Numidia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

What a place! How cool that this operation has survived the times. Unfortunately they were closed for tours when we visited, but the whole shop is visible through glass and just seeing that equipment and the quality of the work they produce is amazing. The only people working were using COMPUTERS to design with, which was a little disheartening to... More 

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