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“Probably Would Be More Informative To Come In Afternoon” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hamilton Wood Type Museum & Printing Museum

Hamilton Wood Type Museum & Printing Museum
Ranked #5 of 13 things to do in Two Rivers
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Toronto, Canada
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197 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Probably Would Be More Informative To Come In Afternoon”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

I arrived when it opened at 10am, paid the $3 as a senior and was told I could wonder around but the tours are in the afternoon. I saw the many presses, furniture made by the company, the machines that can still make the wood printing type and different formats of wood type. As it wasn't explained in a tour nor were there signs or even videos to know what each machine did I was done looking in about an hour.

Visited July 2014
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English first
Sherwood, Wisconsin
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528 reviews
154 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
“More than wood type face”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2014

This museum does not lead you through by the hand, but rather is a large collection of wood type face, historic printing equipment, and products manufactured by Hamilton Company over the decades laid out for you to enjoy. Photography is not only allowed but encouraged. It's a much larger museum than I expected and I want to go back when they are printing now.

Visited May 2014
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330 reviews
146 attraction reviews
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“Qute a unique place in the world”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2014

this museum features the biggest collection of the wood-type in the world. Printers, graphic designers and other history buffs come here from all over the world. Wood-type printing is a dying art and this is quite a place to visit. The staff are very friendly and patient and the museum entry fee is rather inexpensive. If you are passing through this part of the world, stop by and check it out. During the visit make sure you visit the museum-shop that features some really cool wood-type prints that are quite unique.

Visited March 2014
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Milwaukee, WI
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A must for any history, printing or design enthusiast.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2014

I took one of their day long workshops, and fell in love with the museum, staff and letterpress. The drawers upon drawers of wood type blocks were a design geek's dream :) I loved it. Can't wait to make it back.

Visited March 2014
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Chicago
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99 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Make Time for this Wood Type”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012

What a cool place! This museum is a history lesson on multiple levels and opportunity to see American ingenuity and pride under one roof. There are the thousands of wood letter blocks, the machinery, the museum pieces of all that Hamilton company once produced, and if you plan it right or get lucky (like we did) someone might just show you how the machines work and how the letters are made. During our visit there was also a gallery show of posters from a printing press in Missouri. Additionally there are beautiful posters and t-shrits- all made with wood type- for sale.
A must see if you're in the area.

Visited October 2012
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