Museum Plantin-Moretus
Speciality Museums • Art Museums • History Museums
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Walk into the printing press and the Plantin-Moretus family home as though you were a family friend paying a visit 400 years ago. Explore the house, the garden and the press in the only museum in the world on the UNESCO World Heritage list. - the two oldest printing presses in the world and more than 20.000 lead letters - 30.000 old books, illustrated manuscripts and other treasures of European printing - a beautiful baroque garden hidden within the walls of the museum
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Alara
1 contribution
Oct 2022
I think It was a very learning trip with my school. We got to see different rooms with different memories and meanings. There is a special app that you can download where you can find different stories of that museum. And in that stories you can find different rooms where you can listen what in that room happened. We got to see a room where you find stemples that they made with their own hands ages ago. After that I got to see a printing house from the old ages and we got to print our own newspaper it was very cool . I highly recommend to go there if you are visiting Antwerp.
Written November 17, 2022
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Eylem Karsli
1 contribution
Oct 2022
In my opinion it was a really beautiful museum. You could really see how they made books back then and we were also able to try it out ourselves. There is also a museum app where you can find fragments to listen to in each room, they tell you what they did in that room or what happened in a funny way so it’s enjoyable and it’s a creative way to have a tour. In the shop there were also really cute and fun things you can buy. Overall it was really beautiful and worth to go to.
Written November 17, 2022
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Lori M
California1,061 contributions
Oct 2022
fascinating visit to this publishing house. loved seeing all the old type and the world's oldest surviving printing presses. fun to dress up as a printer too. you could spend all day here if you cared to, as there is so much to see and learn. even if you go through quickly it's worth a bit of your time. we really enjoyed it!
Written November 1, 2022
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JPatti1
Chicago, IL192 contributions
Oct 2022
What an amazing experience. This is a museum of printing history combined with a museum of a family's life, both done incredibly well. Everything is so well preserved, with numerous original printing presses and their forms and letters in their original places, an incredible family library, fascinating work and family rooms and interesting displays, all set in a beautiful home. I was captivated by this museum and am eager to return as we had to shoo out too quickly as we only had arrived at 4:00 and so only had an hour to enjoy the museum.
Written October 30, 2022
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FolkDevil
Cumbernauld, UK11 contributions
Oct 2022
We didn't know anything about this before our weekend in Antwerp, but enjoyed a very rich and rewarding visit which brings the social, cultural and economic revolutions prompted by the development of printing half a millenium ago to life in a way which makes it relevant and resonant now. Full of beautiful and amazing things to look at and ponder. We thought we might spend an hour there and ended up being thrown out at closing time after nearly three.
Written October 24, 2022
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madri lenya
Sneek, The Netherlands21 contributions
Oct 2022
The history of humanist Christophe Plantin and his family, and the story of academics coming together to put their scientific, ecclesiastic, medical and linguistic ideas to print is fascinating. The building itself is visually stunning. The audio guide is clear and easy to use. It gives just the right amount of information. Most museums have aspects which are quite boring but not this one.
Written October 21, 2022
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claybar69
Warrington, UK4 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
A wonderful museum telling the story of early printing. Very well presented with a story that stays in the mind.
Good value with a great audio guide included. If you choose you can come in and out during the day but we found it engaging enough to follow through to the end.
Written October 13, 2022
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Jean M
Minneapolis, MN212 contributions
Sep 2022
Thirty-five rooms of incredible Flemish art plus the history of printing. Kind, courteous staff, and helpful audio guides if you desire. Well worth a visit.
Written October 11, 2022
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Angelica
72 contributions
Jun 2022 • Solo
The entrance ticket was cheap and I was expecting a fairly small museum, but actually it was quite extensive and comprehensive. It provided a fascinating insight into both life in Antwerp during the early modern period, as well as life in the printing industry. The museum also houses a genuine Gutenberg bible
Written June 6, 2022
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Duck4360
Whitstable, UK184 contributions
May 2022
Worth a visit for young and old, to be reminded of the importance of the printing press and its place in history and politics. Fascinating building and the curation is very thoughtful, accessible whether you are only just discovering about this time in history or if you're more of a historian and expert.
Written May 28, 2022
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