Museum Of Typography, Souda

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Dedicated to an art form that probably changed the course of history, Museum Of Typography features two wings and three separate exhibit halls. The interactive tours offer a chance to learn about the development of printing and typesetting, from the Middle Ages until the present day. Wing A features machinery from the earliest days of typography, along with some automatic presses from the 20th century. Other highlights in this section include a foot-operated press and typesetting benches. Step into Wing B to see book-binding, wood engraving, monotype typesetting machines, copper engraving, and silk screen printing machinery. Check the website for seasonal opening hours. PutMuseum Of Typography into our Souda trip itinerary planning tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • We tried to get to this museum by public bus from Chania which takes you to Souda but it is not possible to walk from there so you might as well take a taxi from Chania directly. The price is about...  more »
  • This is one of the best museums about printing and typography in the world and I've seen most of them! The Greek word for typography also means printing so you see both. The equipment is in great...  more »
  • A great experience! A lovely and a unique museum. The word "Typography" in Greek means "Printing" and this museum displays the evolution of the printing industry and the various technologies that...  more »
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  • I really enjoyed visiting here. Typography wasn't something I was immediately gripped by but I actually found the museum really informative with varied and interesting exhibits to look round. It was also very reasonably priced and the tour guide was very friendly.
  • Great little museum. Good explanations of the exhibits and demo for the kids. Highly recommended if you appreciate good design, print and typography.
  • A must-do for any typography enthusiast. In the industrial districts, this gem of a museum is hidden. The museum of very coherently put together and covers equal parts typography and equal parts printing. In the four € admission fee we got a guided tour of the premises which included several milestones for printing and detailed explanations of the machinery before we roamed the exhibition freely. During the tour we also got to try some of the machines. Everything is clearly labeled as to whether you're allowed to touch something or not. There's a small gift shop. My only regret is that I feel I didn't set aside enough time for the visit. As a final touch the staff helped us order a cab back to town.
  • An incredible selection of typography equipment through the centuries. A true gem of a museum (in a country full of incredible museums) hidden away in the city's industrial corner. If you are interested in printing, books and culture, it will be the best 4 Euro you have ever spent!
  • Very well presented museum, covering all aspects of typography and printing. Lots of complex 20th century machines to gawk at. Really fascinating, definitely worth a visit!

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