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Museum of Typography

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Address: Building 13-03, Verekinthou | Industrial Park of Chania, Souda, Crete 732 00, Greece
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Phone Number: +30 2821 080090
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Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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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. Visitors are encouraged to print on the old printing presses.

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Hungary

Awesome Museum, intresting huge collection of all kind of typography, history of writing,very nice guide. It's a must see place.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Anna Júlia G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome Museum, intresting huge collection of all kind of typography, history of writing,very nice guide. It's a must see place.

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Heraklion, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Very good work, collection of old printing machines, tools, very helpful guiding throughout the museum. Interesting exhibition of the story of writing. Worths visiting.

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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 

Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

I visited this today and it was pretty easy to find but it was in a industrial park outside of the city. Really interesting to see the evolution of typing/printing. I would recommend all travellers taking advantage of this museum....even if to get out of the sun for an hour or two.

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Chania Town, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We had a very informative personal tour of the very spacious and well presented exhibition halls containing printing machinery, book binding, the history of writing and some rare and precious books and maps.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

There are new additions that is a collection of posters commemorating its 10th anniversary, publications dating the Venetian era, a small shop selling mementos and an excellent collection of statuettes on the habit of reading. The museum was in the short list for the best one in Europe for 2016.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

A modern museum, excellently laid out, with knowledgeable and friendly guides, who explain the collection of printing machines and the transition from moveable type to Linotype to the digital age, as well as a brief and effective survey of the development of written scripts.

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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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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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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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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 

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