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Gutenberg Museum

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Address: 5 Liebfrauenplatz, 55116 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Phone Number: +49 6131 122640

Located in the hometown of Johannes Gutenberg, the founder of the printing...

Located in the hometown of Johannes Gutenberg, the founder of the printing press, this museum displays a recreation of his original printing press and a collection of other exhibits.

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Great Small Museum

This museum is about the history of printing. There are many examples of early printed works. The highlight is an early printing of the Bible in two volumes, Old and New... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
La Porte. IN
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see stop. The printing presses are amazing but to go into the vault and see the Gutenberg Bibles is a once in a lifetime experience.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really surprised at how big a collection this museum holds. It looks quite small from the outside but is bigger than it looks. The collections spans the whole history of printing, including eastern as well as western development. Excellent collection of early books, with part printed, part hand illustrated texts.

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La Porte. IN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is about the history of printing. There are many examples of early printed works. The highlight is an early printing of the Bible in two volumes, Old and New Testaments.

Thank SandyT101
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 366 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here on a group visit and luckily for us our group was four only, so we fely homoured. We were shown how the first Bible was printed and made and how the typescript developed. The secure room contained several editions of the early bibles valued in the millions of pounds. We also saw an atlas dated prior to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in Mainz, I recommend making a stop into the Gutenberg. The museum, which focuses on print, has many interesting and significant items in its collection. My fiancé works as a print technician (and we made a point to visit while in Germany) and she found it absolutly wonderous. I enjoyed it as well, though I found the... More 

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greeley, CO
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Admission to the museum was only 5E - but no one asked for the ticket and there were at least 2 unmanned entrances to the exhibits. As recommended by the ticket seller, we went first to the 3rd floor (as Americans count) to see the bibles kept in the secure room. No photos allowed in there. There were both German... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This centrally located museum showcases Gutenberg printing machines, as well as numerous manuscripts and other printing devices. The museum is divided into several floors, each dealing with a different period in history. However, it's easy to lose track of which era you are at while browsing through the exhibits. Don't miss the interactive demonstration of how the old printing press... More 

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Carmel, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It has a wonderful display of printing techniques thru the centuries. There are various artifact display. Highly entertaining and educational. One can spend the entire immerse in the the museum!

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Talladega, Alabama
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If this museum did not have its 4 original Gutenberg Bibles, I doubt anyone not local would bother with this museum. There are many beautiful Medieval books on exhibit as well as a large exhibit on the development of printing and of newspapers and other items loosely related to printing. The problem is that most of the explanations are in... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Visited with a friend, one weekend. Interesting museum in the centre of town. Some great exhibits with a lot of history to share. Would recommend to any museum-goer.

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