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Museum of Printing History

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Address: 1324 West Clay Street, Houston, TX 77019
Phone Number: 713-522-4652
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Hidden gem in central Houston.

Though hard to find this little specialized museum is well worth the search and about 2 hours of tourist time. Exhibits include a copy the Gutenberg press and a chronology (from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Though hard to find this little specialized museum is well worth the search and about 2 hours of tourist time. Exhibits include a copy the Gutenberg press and a chronology (from an American perspective of course) of how printing permitted humankind to "grow up" and think for itself, uninfluenced by the prejudices of others (such as the established church or... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

On my tour through this great museum, there was a pictorial exhibit of early Marvin Zindler's life. Some of the photos were just jumping off the wall & you could tell there was a really great story there.

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Lake Jackson, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I don't hear much about the Museum of Printing History, so it's a pleasant surprise. The museum usually has a combination of a special exhibit, permanent collection of printing equipment and printed materials, and sometimes active printing artists and craftsmen. I would have expected it to be a tiny museum, but when there is a special exhibit, I can easily... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

we threw a party here. this venue is perfect for a party as there is plenty of room but at the same time interesting exhibits for guests to view

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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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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