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Plantin - Moretus Museum

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Address: Vrijdagmarkt 22, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
Phone Number: 32 03 221 1450
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Printing museum which contains the two oldest printing presses in the...

Printing museum which contains the two oldest printing presses in the world, complete sets of dies and matrices, and the full archive of the Plantin printing company.

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Beautiful old building

Very interesting print museum in lovely old building in the old part of Antwerp close to the river 'Schelde' Well worth a visit as is the area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 6, 2015
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Kent, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Very interesting print museum in lovely old building in the old part of Antwerp close to the river 'Schelde' Well worth a visit as is the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We'd heard this museum was well worth visiting, but hadn't expected anything quite so exceptional. Named for two pioneer 16th-century printers, Christophe Plantin and his son-in-law Jan Moretus, it's housed in a superb old mansion on four sides around a superb central courtyard. Packed with pictures, books, documents and machinery, it gives a vivid picture of life and work in... More 

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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This is a Unesco site and not to be missed as far as history and house museums are concerned. There is so much here of interest to people interested in history, geography, printing, humanism, economy of low countries, religious studies, anatomy, libraries, manuscripts, cartography ....etc. In Antwerp, do not miss this one. Use the audio guide.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We are not really the travelers who prefer to spend a lot of time in museums but this one is definitely worth a visit, despite the rather high entrance fee (EUR 8). We learnt a lot about the printing business, mentally travelling back a few centuries. In today's world it's hard to imagine how much effort it needed to publish... More 

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I read the reviews, but was not planning to go as we would have only a few hours in Antwerp. As it was raining a lot and satying outside was out of question we deceided to go. It is really worth the time and money, the house itself is spetacular, the rooms with leather walls are really one of a... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Extensive space that extends beyond the historic print presses to include faucets of the entire printing process in an atmospheric, sprawling building.

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Tours, Centre, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

This museum is huge! I spent a solid 2.5 hours here and probably could have spent more if I could read Dutch (not everything is labeled in English though most things are). This museum has a couple of Gutenberg Bibles, the two oldest printing presses in the world, and countless first edition books from the 14th to the 18th centuries!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We spent almost 2 hours walking through the museum on a Tuesday morning. What appears to be a small building, a little out of the way, is an amazing example of a printing shop and exquisite home of an early industrialist. The building itself is very well preserved and remarkable, you walk through all sorts of rooms. Then there are... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

A fantastically interesting collection of exhibits in a beautiful old house. Loads of original printing artefacts. Don't rush it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We enjoyed this museum, so much to see. Go on a Friday morning and enjoy the auction market (selling secondhand household furniture, bikes, junk etc.) in the square outside the museum as well. Plus of course some nice little cafes to sit and watch the world go by.

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