MIM - Museu de Imprensa Madeira

MIM - Museu de Imprensa Madeira

MIM - Museu de Imprensa Madeira
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The collection of the museum gathers about four dozen machines with a major typographic, lithographic, cinematic heritage, and another compilation related with Media and Communication, which features some original equipment and machines from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
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jin6x
Chichester, UK1,087 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
An interesting history of typesetting and letterpress machines, perhaps too many of the latter. Depicting the history of printing is a huge task, only 1 offset litho machine shown with no explanation as to the technology behind it. But it will be a constant work in progress given the huge strides in technological changes that have taken place over the last century.
Written November 15, 2020
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Alan
Bridgend, UK36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Couples
Modern museum in Camera De Lobos, Madeira. Stumbled on this museum whilst visiting the town. A modern Museum on the hill on the outskirts of C de L with views over the ocean. Interesting display of printing equipment from the earliest period. Surprised to find a comprehensive display of the work of Georges Wolinski .
The museum is well worth a visit and is missed by the majority of tourists who do not go further than the harbour area. Entrance fee is a couple of Euros.
Written May 17, 2015
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ecofi
Scotland193 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
Ahead of our holiday we'd discovered this museum via one of the maderia web sites, however could find no information once there. Took the Yellow Bus out to Camara De Lobos and had a good wander around, stumbling across the very place we'd gone to see! 5 Euros each and then they turned the lights on and started the film, amazing place to find the history of the printed word! Everything there had been at somepoint used on the island...incredible collection. As we were there in December there was a lovely display of Christmas cards from the 1950's that were printed and sent on Maderia...a different age.
Amusingly, the route the bus took to leave Camara De Lobos took us past the museum...and was mentioned on the commentary!
Also, noticed a few people wander into the top take a look and leave...I wonder if they thought it would be Wine Presses not Printing Presses?
Written December 13, 2018
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Alderado
Blackpool, UK391 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Found at the far side of Camara de Lobos, this printing press museum was relatively cheap to enter. Really good value. As you enter the building, you go down a level and someone should be there at a desk. The staff were lovely and were happy to introduce us to the building and what the museum had to offer. To start, there was a short presentation. Then the top level of the place is looked at before heading downstairs to look at the amazing machinery from days gone by. Some really interesting stuff. Towards the end, there is a video you can watch which shows a printing process. There are toilets available in the building too which were clean and tidy. Overall, a very nice museum with lots to look at.
Written November 1, 2019
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Tenor54
Bracknell, UK52 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
After walking to the town from Funchal we stumbled across this museum by accident whilst wandering around. Going in out of curiosity we found a collection of print and print related equipment. In this age of digital books and electronic printers it was fascinating to see the complexity of some of the printing presses.
Similar to a previous reviewer we were granted free access as the hall in which the museum is housed was being prepared for an evening event.
Anyone with an interest in printing, or specialised machines, will enjoy this museum.
Written October 12, 2018
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Micaela M
Funchal, Portugal1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Friends
Amazing! If you enjoy travell amoung prees history, should come and visit this pleasant place where past, present and future get together.....
Written December 4, 2014
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Dear Mrs. Carla, Thank you so much for your visit and for taking the time to write a review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour through our museum as we aim to provide a truly unique experience and to exceed our visitors expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back. Best wishes The Press Museum Madeira
Written December 11, 2014
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Barbara R
Blackpool, UK268 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
good time was had .it was such an interesting place and we stayed in there a long time ,looking at all the info and great machines etc.glad we made the effort to see round it .Only a couple of euros each well worth it.clean toilets inside.its a great place for kids to see how things were done in the past,and grown ups! .
Written November 1, 2019
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Beagle82
Chatham, UK290 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
We visited this museum as my husband used to work in the print trade. Unbeknown to us there was a seminar taking place on the day we visited with a lot of attendees. Despite this we were welcomed and allowed to look around for free. There were a lot of printing machines and associated implements and cards next to them telling you their origins. We had a good look around and as we left I thanked the young lady who had welcomed us and explained that my husband used to work in the print trade. She told us that all the machines etc on display had been used in and around Funchal before they ended up in the museum. She also invited us to have a free drink before we left. A lovely visit and very friendly welcome
Written May 23, 2017
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Vexillologist
Trowbridge, UK83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Couples
Well what a find, we have a print management company in the UK and as an apprenticed compositor from back in the 1960's this was all about my youth and initial training in what must be one of the most useful and well used mediums worldwide Where would we be without the printed word? The size of the museum in a tiny fishing village was awe inspiring and the range of hot metal and wooden type, as well as typesetting and printing machines must be one of the most comprehensive collections under one roof in Europe if not the World.
Written February 24, 2017
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philipinleeds
Harrogate, UK15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Solo
I'm interested in printing and greatly enjoyed this museum which cost me only 2 Euro to get in. There's lots to see with a wide selection of letterpress machinery and typecasting equipment displayed in a very modern setting.
Written February 15, 2017
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