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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...more
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This is an amazing museum, but particularly so for book lovers and anything to do with printing. This is where the printing company the Plantin Press was founded in the 16th century. This is a printing sort of paradise and well worth a visit.
The Plantin-Moretus Museum is well worth a visit for history buffs and anyone really who just wants to glimpse life and work in early modern Europe. A secondary reason is to see the many Rubens portraits – the long reception room at the front of...More
Excellent museum. Tons of history here. Many tapestries, paintings, antiques, but more so - books! You are given a map in your choice of language and you walk through the rooms exploring the history of printing and book making. There is an audio tour, if...More
This museum was in the beginning the epicenter of book printing. The rich decorations and great painting take you through the maze of different rooms as they were used centuries ago. Of of the gems a tourist must see when visiting Antwerp
This museum had been recommended by friends and we loved it! We were given a little booklet in English to carry around with us and a map of the many rooms on two floor. The booklet really helped us to get the most from the...More
This museum is great for book lovers and history buffs. They have a large number of old books including a Gutenberg Bible on display. You learn about how printing works and see lots of old presses, the type components, etc. The pamphlet that guides you...More
Any one with an interest in early print has to go, early press, typography , fine collection of illustrations, plates and the completed books all in one place , even a lot of early Rubens illustration work. The pure scale and quality of work produced...More