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Plantin-Moretus Museum, Antwerp

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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Gain an appreciation for the history of printing at Plantin-Moretus Museum. Housed inside the former residence and printing house of one of Belgium's great printers, the museum was formerly Plantin Press, where Christophe Plantin and Jan Moretus produced some of the country's earliest printed materials. The museum's history, as well as its collection of typography, has garnered it World Heritage Site recognition. The press itself opened in the 16th century and continued to function until the 19th century, printing texts and books as well as advertisements and art prints. You can discover some of the rare printed artworks in the print room exhibit. Presses and other tools of the trade are exhibited as if waiting to begin work the next morning. Rent an audioguide during your visit to get more insight into the exhibits on your self-guided tour. Plan to visit Plantin-Moretus Museum during your Antwerp vacation using our convenient Antwerp vacation route planner.
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  • Museum Plantijn Moretus is very great changes, the welcome is big and has a lot to offer to the customer.
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  • Very interesting. Is one of the things that those who find themselves in Antwerp can not see. The collection of ancient books, printing machinery, and the paintings of Rubens are worth the ticket price (€ 8). Only downside: the visitor sometimes wanders without understanding what you're seeing. A Museum of this magnitude is not possible without headphones.
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  • Not only for people who are interested in old printing technique. Very nice rooms, printing machines and letter racks top, also the courtyard is worth a visit. As icing on the cake even the staff
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  • If the museum was not a UNESCO World Heritage Site, I probably wouldn't have planned to go. But, as it turned out, it was a fascinating place and is a must-do in Antwerp. The history is really interesting and there is a lot to see from the original printing days. The building itself and the interior designs are also beautiful. The audioguide is excellent and I would recommend getting one.
  • Check out the temporary exhibition with first prins of 16th century anatomic books! Until April 24, 2016
  • Got here in June 2016... Museum is closed until September. Google still shows as open.
  • A complete print works - unique industrial and commercial history.
  • An absolutely fantastic place. If only the hundreds (if not thousands) of books & numerous tapestries could talk!
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