Interesting and didactic museum. See how the mobile type may be used and admire the first impressed bibles.
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Oh my, this museum is amazing! We just barely made it out after 4 1/2 hours of learning everything about the moving type/printing. They also provide demonstrations and short films. The museum shop has many interesting items for purchase from copies of old bible pages...More
This museum was a great surprise for me. You are able to see many of the old books in great detail. Also, the printing presses that were there were fascinating. Most of the exhibit is in English, but some of the examples are only given...More
Between the hubpndreds of books on display and the printing press exhibits it is well worth the visit. Most, but not all, of the exhibit descriptions also have English translations, which is helpful. You learn a lot about Gutenberg as well, like he was from...More
This contemporary museum contains a priceless collection of printed books spanning nearly 600 years. The contribution made by Johannes Gutenberg to the dissemination of knowledge is astounding. By his invention of moveable metal type, reliable printing ink and printing machines adapted from a wine press...More
A very well organised museum. It is worth paying it a visit once you sre in Mainz. If you have enough time, you can take the audio tour that will help you understand the exhibits.
Visited Mainz and stumbled across this gem. Didnt even know it was actually here that the very first mechanically printed document was made - the Gutenberg Bible (there are 3 copies in the musuem). Takes you from the first written documents through to modern day...More