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Museum Of Typography, Souda

4.8
#7 of 13 in Museums in Chania Prefecture
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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. Put Museum Of Typography into our Souda travel itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Souda.
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  • Vey informative about the history of typography and this museum is modern and special in Chania. It also hosts events from time to time that are worth seeing. The guide explained everything and was ve...  more »
  • This wonderful typography and printing museum is in an unexpected location on the Chania - Souda Industrial Park and has to be on your list of must visit places. Whilst the museum is best visited by t...  more »
  • A great place to learn about the history of writing and look at the various collection of Printing machines from the history. The staff is very polite and took time to explain all the machines in grea...  more »
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  • A really well designed museum, especially for kids. The main docent was clearly very passionate about the work and gave a very detailed description of each piece. This museum would be a great place to take kids especially, because there is an interactive component (you get to print using copies of several hundred year old printing presses!). The museum is also much larger than it seems at first, but the second floor is probably the most interesting so don't skip it!