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Museum Plantin-Moretus

Vrijdagmarkt 22, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
+32 3 221 14 50
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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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Vrijdagmarkt 22, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
+32 3 221 14 50
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Reviewed 5 days ago

What a charming little place. This is a well presented museum about a leading merchant family of Antwerp while at the same time presenting the history, process and impacts of printing on the time. If you are a fan of books, printing and historic impact...More

Thank bcasey
Reviewed 6 days ago

Id thought the explanation of printing and the history of the Plantin family would be more interesting. It's an endless series of dark dusty rooms,

Thank PhilfromTheVillages
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent quite a long time in here. Very interesting museum about printing and the history of the Plantin-Moretus Family. It is their print shop and family home. So you see the printing presses etc and the private family home. Well worth a visit.

Thank rrhCarrollton_Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fascinating look at the renaissance world in a huge and well-preserved old building. Could take hours to pore over all the exhibits, but an hour would be enough for most people! The free guide book (in your own language) is appreciated and essential

Thank AKDent
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Plantin-Moretus family developed a monopoly of sorts when it came to printing books and city bulletins in Antwerp. Their home and printing press is very beautiful and lavish. Like a castle almost inside. Worth venturing to. They have a free English guidebook you can...More

Thank Sarah K
Reviewed 1 week ago

A real eye opener on how technology evolved to spread ideas in an evolving Europe clawing it's way out of the dark ages. Plantin was the first to take printing to, for his time, an industrial scale. He and his family had a firm hand...More

Thank Phil N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Plantin-Moretus Museum was refurbished last year. The layout and information imparts an understanding of the importance printing to the development of ideas during the Renaissance. There are videos to enhance your learning, and amazing old equipment and records. The garden is tranquil. If you...More

Thank Amy N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a museum devoted to Christophe Plantin who was an early print pioneer. Many of the exhibits are the originals set out as they would have been used - i.e. they are not just tucked away behind glass screens. I took several pictures and...More

Thank LondonCitytraveller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're an avid reader or interested bookbinding or publishing, you'll love this museum. I couldn't get over how preserved this place was and the thousands of original books, globes, manuscripts, were present for the visitor to view. This includes the two oldest printing press...More

1  Thank nathansaurus
Reviewed 14 August 2017

I just came along because my wife wanted to. Not really a museum person. But WOW, once I stepped foot into the building, it drew me into the amazing history and activities of the original site. The amount of artifacts in display, paintings and books...More

Thank aloha2u2
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Response from sausageCastle | Reviewed this property |
Can be done in hour or even less, though easily enough material there to spend 3-4hrs, depending on your interest.