Mackenzie Printery & Newspaper Museum, Queenston

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Located inside a restored Georgian home, Mackenzie Printery & Newspaper Museum provides a hands-on experience with working antique presses and a linotype. This stately home that once belonged to publisher and Toronto's first mayor William Lyon Mackenzie houses the rare Louis Roy Press, the oldest wooden press in Canada and one of the few of this kind remaining in the world. See how the 500-year-old printing technology works by hand-setting moveable type. The museum's gift shop sells prints created on these heritage machines. Use our Niagara-on-the-Lake trip itinerary site to visit Mackenzie Printery & Newspaper Museum on your trip to Niagara-on-the-Lake, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The Museum is interesting because it shows how the prints were made in the past and you will see a live demonstration, which is pretty cool, I think it's worth to meet him.
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  • My wife and I enjoyed the hands on experience of setting type by hand. Watch your p's and q's! Our guide Jenna was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Well done!  more »
  • An easy stop on the way to Niagara on the Lake when coming from Niagara Falls. A very attractive stone building with very interesting displays and presses. If you are not interested in a detailed hist...  more »
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  • We weren't sure about going here at first but we thought we'd drag the kids to at least one historical site. Guided tour was not only about the local history, but printing and newspapers. We got to learn how to set type, then helped operate an old time press for a one of a kind souvenir. This is a MUST visit when in the area!
  • Very interesting and educational! Corwan was our very knowledgeable guide and did an excellent job describing the history of Mackenzie and the printing press! A very cool and hands on experience, kind of a hidden gem! Definitely recommend!
  • Docent-led review of printing history and technology is very interesting. Now that digital printing is taken-for-granted, you have to see these machines to appreciate the effort that used to be required to get the word out.
  • If you like printing history, this is the place for you. Very knowledgeable staff and you get hands on experience with a couple of the presses!
  • Elena was a fabulous docent/guide through this fascinating little historic gem. Mackenzie's history amd the history of printing technology made seemless fun for wufe and me. Kids will enjoy the hands on demos of the presses. MUST SEE.
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