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Internationales Zeitungsmuseum

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Loved it!

We went on a not so busy afternoon with low expectations but were pleasantly surprised by this... read more

Reviewed October 29, 2016
Leiden, The Netherlands
A constructive & interactive journey troughout the mass media

The international museum of mass media is close to the city hall: 3 minutes walk actually. For 5... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2016
Anne-Marie C
Ghent, Belgium
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Aug 31, 2017
“Objectivity and press freedom”
Oct 29, 2016
“Loved it!”
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Pontstr. 13, 52062 Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 241 4324910
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Reviewed August 31, 2017

A newspaper museum sounds quite boring, especially if it's newspapers from another country. But this museum is actually more about freedom of the press, and about objective reporting. There is some treatment of the history of news, with important steps such as the invention of...More

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Reviewed October 29, 2016

We went on a not so busy afternoon with low expectations but were pleasantly surprised by this museum. This is one of a kind museum and provides you good overview of how mass communication specially newspapers have evolved over the years. Do visit if you...More

Thank djoshi04
Reviewed October 26, 2016

I visited this little Museum in Pontstrasse, center of Aachen, it was very interesting to see how the newspapers was made in ancient time.

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Reviewed September 7, 2016

The international museum of mass media is close to the city hall: 3 minutes walk actually. For 5€ you got a very interactive and interesting explanation of the history of media. The theoretical background you got in the texts is accurate and provides a constructive...More

Thank Anne-Marie C
Reviewed April 29, 2016

I find it hard to criticise this museum because its supporters have worked hard to open it and keep it open., but I had such great expectations and was hugely disappointed. The large House of Aachen as it is also called has been important since...More

Thank wyntyll
Reviewed January 15, 2016

There are lots of displays - most have an English option. The inter-active displays are all multi lingual. The Old Newspapers are in whatever language (mostly German) - But they are illustrating styles and designs ... You don't need to read the words. Quirky -...More

Thank Albia-Newton
Reviewed December 15, 2015

The international newspaper museum in Aachen is a nice place to visit. It is situated in the city center, very near to the town hall. There is a cozy cafe in the ground floor and the museum is in the first floor. There is a...More

Thank Swagata M
Reviewed June 22, 2015

Since German is not one of our languages we asked the old gentleman at the ticket desk if there was information in English. He managed to tear himself away from his sandwich to say "yes" and on that basis we paid our €10 each and...More

Thank CaravannersDandK
Reviewed December 19, 2014

This small museum has recently been refurbished. It features the history of communication, and hence is much more than only a newspaper museum. The museum is very interactive, with many touch screens and other gagdets. That is nice, but I would have preferred to see...More

1  Thank PMK2013
Reviewed August 9, 2014

The newspaper museum on the second floor had an interactive display that was dynamic to wander through. You could open drawers to read more about every aspect after seeing the initial basic displays, but the atmosphere was so hot and airless I got out fairly...More

Thank NZChurchmouse
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