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Museum of Printing History

1324 West Clay Street, Houston, TX 77019 (Neartown/ Montrose)
713-522-4652
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Ranked #72 of 173 attractions in Houston
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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This museum is free (donations gladly accepted) for self-guided tours, but I would suggest you pay the small extra fee and arrange to take the tour by the artist-in-residence. On your own, you can view excellent examples of early printing and view a variety of printing presses close up, amongst other things. If you take the tour you will see... More

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Angleton, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Went with a school field trip and the kids had a blast! They got to use the printing presses and take home a copy of the Declaration of Independence that they made themselves and their own screen printed t-shirts. Will definitely go again.

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Westport, Massachusetts
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

We had a fantastic hands-on tour of the Museum of Printing this last Saturday (July 7th). We nearly had the museum to ourselves, and ended up with our own private tour (7 adults and 5 children all under ten) by the artist in residence, who was excellent with the kids. The tour starts out learning about the Gutenberg press and... More

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Kingwood
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26 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

This is really an interesting museum and well worth a visit. In addition to explaining the history of printing, they have exhibits, presses, a working craft studio and an amazing collection of newspaper front page notable headlines from the 1700's to present! The museum is free for self touring or you may arrange a guided tour which includes printing press... More

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Houston, Texas
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

The museum is housed in an unassuming, small building but it fits a variety of interesting exhibits and displays in that compact space. Some are permanent, such as various printing presses and newspaper front pages from key moments in history. Others are temporary exhibits that are a fascinating reminder of exactly how many art forms did or do rely on... More

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