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This museum need an excellent exhibition designer.
The layout is illogical
The lighting is poor
The interpretation is confusing
There are miles too many exhibits poorly arrange
It is not only visited by Germans
The Eastern section is excellent and worth the visit alone
You should hire a local tour guide to help you understand the brilliance contained in this museum. The personal commentary helps you understand the importance of the printing press to all of us on earth. The displays mostly in German, depict the printing of the...More
I realize this is not everyone's cup of tea, but I found it absolutely fascinating!The demonstration of the early printing press is a highlight. The gentleman who did it was interesting and enthusiastic about his presentation. I loved looking at the Bibles! The whole museum...More
The Gutenberg museum is a must see if you are visiting Mainz. The whole history about writing from many different cultures is very interesting to see and the Gutenberg bibles are a living piece of history that everyone should see! Very inexpensive at 5 euro...More
This museum displays the magnitude of Gutenberg's contribution to printing, including the printed Bible which is on display. It also has printing exhibits from Japan, Korea, Arab countries and others. Periodically, throughout the day, there are live demonstrations of the printing press. A lot of...More
The museum is across from the Cathedral in Markt Square Mainz. Contains according to what we understood 29 remaining copies of Glutenberg bible. Written in 1483 by Mr. Glutenberg cities famous son. The sculpture of him is created in Bronze by a danish sculptor. He...More
Have a long layover in Frankfort? this may be the trip for you. It is an amazing gem that houses one of the first printing presses plus it's extremely rare output the Gutenberg bible which started the "printing press" making the idea of mass creation...More
This museum is undergoing refurbishment, so much may change. The earlier development of print in China and Japan is interesting. The vault for the earlier mediaeval books us stunning, to show the transition from hand written to print, but after that the museum rather lost...More