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Hamilton Wood Type Museum & Printing Museum

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Address: 1816 10th Street, Two Rivers, WI 54241
Phone Number: (920) 794-6272
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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This museum is so unique and interesting. It has an enormous number of wood type blocks, printing presses, equipment that was used to make the type etc.... They also will show you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2016
Ellen J
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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

This museum is so unique and interesting. It has an enormous number of wood type blocks, printing presses, equipment that was used to make the type etc.... They also will show you how some of the equipment was used and if your willing to pay you can sign up for printing workshops and set up and print your own posters.

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Antigo, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

I love this place, I wish I lived closer, so that I could spend Lots of time soaking in the history and skill that went into this kind of work. I was a draftsman, I know what craftsmanship is. And its lost with the computer. We have lost the pride in our work. On the computer, unless you are a... More 

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Thank Diane Z
Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

Found this place by accident and was so excited we were there when they were open. This museum is well designed and present a very thorough history of the company. Many displays of wood type! We queried the operation of one machine and the young gentleman gave us a very thorough overview. What a great walk through time and history.... More 

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Green Bay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016 via mobile

The place is huge inside! Extensive exhibits. Definitely worth a visit especially since it only costs $5. The museum store probably has THE most unique Two Rivers souvenirs you are likely to find anywhere. Exceptionally friendly and informative staff.

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Chicagoland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

Small museum right along Lake Michigan. If you are going to see the Submarine Museum in Two Rivers, you might as well drive up here and walk through this museum as well. Adds to the whole trip.

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Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

They used to be across from us, then Hamilton's was removed opening up acres of river front property. The museum moved into an old factory near the lake. I was amazed at how much history came about because of Hamilton Mfg. Doctor and dental equipment, washers and dryers besides wood type! well worth the $5.00 fee. (Which is to help... More 

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wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

This place is an absolute must for anyone with an interest in graphic design or an appreciation for same. The history of wood type face and printing may sound boring to the unknowing, but this is a great visit. It makes me want to go buy an old printing press and get into the art of typeface and printing. Try... More 

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Watertown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I took an all day, hands-on workshop in early December and absolutely loved it. Definitely worth the $125 it costed because in addition to the extensive tour by a very knowledgable guide Stephanie, we also had access to a great number of letter types, wood cut images, and the necessary tools and presses to actually do our own letterpress. Never... More 

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Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This is such a very interesting place. Well worth a stop if you are in the area. The guided tours are great but there is enough information displayed that walking it on your own is fine. This place would be of interest to so many different people: graphic designers, artists, craftsman, historians, machine enthusiasts, and printers (obviously!). You might get... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

If you are interested in graphic design, you will find this museum to be quite interesting. They have lots of collections of wood type plus presses so you can see how printing was done back in the olden days. Hamilton also offers hands-on classes for people who want to really learn this technique as well as the annual Wayzgoose Type... More 

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