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Walk into the printing press and the Plantin-Moretus family home as though you were a family friend paying a visit 400 years ago. Explore the house, the garden and the press in the only museum in the world on the UNESCO World Heritage list. - the...more
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Vrijdagmarkt 22, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Printing companies were instrumental to the spread of knowledge after the invention of the process. This family helped to create and deliver many fine scientific products to scientists and public - atlases, books. It is the informational part of the history of scientific development in...More

1  Thank Dmitry Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Plantin-Moretus museum contains an exhaustive display telling the story of one of the most influential printing houses in history. You can see two of the oldest remaining printing presses in the world, you can see exactly how printing was done throughout hundreds of years...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The printing museum at Plantin-Moretus is not the first place or any place we would typically consider going to visit while on vacation. After several people recommended and good reviews on websites, we decided we had to find out what the real story was. You...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Historical place Cozy environment Well preserved Friendly and helpful staff A lot of steps Moderate price

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our Antwerp City Card we had free entry here so we added it to a busy schedule and we were not disappointed. The Plantin Moretus family were fantastically successful and drove forward the technology and values of printing through centuries - and the evidence...More

1  Thank TerryParad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you love books, architecture, or history, this is a fantastic place to visit. Set in one of the oldest printing houses in the world, the Plantin-Moretus House gives you a peek into what life what like in the Renaissance. The collection of printing material...More

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Reviewed 9 June 2018

This is a unique and wonderful museum. Set in a beautiful and historic house there is so much to be learnt here. It contains the world's oldest printing press for a start and then you go from there. Well laid out it's a true history...More

Thank Wayne M
Reviewed 3 June 2018

There are many museums in Antwerp and most are full of paintings. That's great - but it is easy to get paining overload! (Rubens seems to have painted hundreds and hundreds!) This one covers the history of printing and is much more varied than most....More

Thank php5
Reviewed 22 May 2018

Neat small museum where you can view the home and printing office (and some of the oldest presses in the world) of the Plantin-Moretus family. Do check out the collection of herbaceous plants in the central courtyard garden. The profusion of spices and herbs is...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

The only downside to this museum is there was no audio tour. Your are provided with a thorough and easy-to-use pamphlet that provides all the detail you could want, but you’ll be tired of reading by the end of the tour.

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Response from sausageCastle | Reviewed this property |
Can be done in hour or even less, though easily enough material there to spend 3-4hrs, depending on your interest.