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13 rue de la Poulaillerie, 69002, Lyon, France
Cordeliers - Jacobins
+33 4 78 37 65 98
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All reviews interesting museum printing press on display couple of hours development movable earliest examples politics engravings history technology texts exhibits prints documenting gutenberg
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wide ranging coverage of printing - from pre-Gutenburg Korean moveable type to the Mac computer. Equipment on display as well as woodblocks and examples of printed items through the ages. It is arranged chronologically to tell the story of technical developments and the impact they...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

I spent at least four hours in this wonderful museum and still couldn't finish all the displays. The presentation is meticulous in guiding you through the history of printing and the news industry. I just learn so much from this museum. The best thing for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

Excellent guide through the history of printing and the role of books, newspapers, journals, and posters in getting us to where we are today. I would visit again when I return to Lyon. There is so much to take in and another visit would be...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed July 22, 2018

While print culture is not a huge interest of mine, it is a huge interest for friends I visited Lyon with. I went along with them and am glad I did -- this little museum was really impressive. It really captured the development and rise...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

The museum is about the history and development about the printing technology. It's not a big museum only an hour can be sufficient for the museum.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 1, 2018

This museum tells the story of printing - from hand-scribed texts, the Gutenberg printing press (and Bible), and reformation and counter-reformation texts though to modern day newspapers, photos and social media. The exhibits are easy-to-follow and informative. A special exhibit of Andy Warhol prints made...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 27, 2018

I wanted to see something different for a change. This museum was very informative. Its small but theres a lot to see. Learnt a lot about the history of printing and somehow even found a display case where they had a south african R 10...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Yuggibear
Reviewed November 29, 2017

The evolution of the printing technology until the 21st century is well explained. The texts are written in both french and english. I mostly appreciated the exhibits about the beginning of merchandising and packaging.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed November 21, 2017

Tucked away near Cordeliers metro just off the shopping street is this little surprise. Documenting the history of printing there are lovely displays with English and French descriptions. Very nice demonstration of engraving copper plate from a historian who could speak English. Like stepping back...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank MistyCat_8
Reviewed October 24, 2017

The museum is housed in an old mansion and relates the history of printing up till about today. In the beginning there are some examples of manuscripts from before printing, as well as woodcut prints, and the earliest book (facsimile) made with moveable type, which...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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