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Plantin - Moretus Museum

Vrijdagmarkt 22, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
+32 3 221 14 50
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Printing museum which contains the two oldest printing presses in the world, complete sets of dies and matrices, and the full archive of the Plantin printing company.
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Vrijdagmarkt 22, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Christoph Plantin, a bookbinder and leather crafter from France, arrived in Antwerp in 1555 and was a schoolmate of Rubens. He built a publishing empire with branches in Frankfurt, Leiden & Paris. Take the audio tour through your phone with the free Antwerp museum app...More

Thank Constant_Discovery
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was impressed with this museum. At the beginning, the lady at the front spent a lot of time with me explaining specifics about the museum and about surrounding Antwerp. The museum is very through and tells a lot of details, not only about the...More

Thank curlylekan
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The printing processes and the resultant books are fascinating and of course hugely historically important. Beautiful building to reflect the great wealth of the founders. Not for kids, but otherwise this must be included on the classic Antwerp itinerary.

Thank Nicholas J
Reviewed 3 days ago

The printer/publisher's private house and workshop, much as it was when printing was revolutionising the world. Arranged over several floors, there are fascinating exhibits of the printing process and published books, as well as the architecture of the house itself. Don't miss it - or...More

Thank William A
Reviewed 4 days ago

Museum interweaves the story of the original families with the history of printing. Interesting and extensive display. Staff, as it seems most places in Belgium, were friendly and proactively helpful.

Thank daggar
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent museum of printing that I spent several hours wandering through. Anyone who has ever read a book should visit. Superb garden too.

Thank ShadowTours
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice museum, very intimate when not crowded, you can enjoy the beautiful garden, the Plantin-Moretus collection is very rich, very interesting.

Thank Helenedng
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thr museum staff here are really friendly and welcoming and the facility is very well presented. The story of the Plantin family and their contribution to the written word, the birth of industrial printing and family story is fascinating. The museum itself is also a...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was told this was an interesting museum but that didn't really begin to describe this wonder for museum full of some of the most wonder books. If you love a good atlas from the 17th Century, bibles translated into Ethiopian and want to see...More

Thank K-London2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'd never heard of this place until we went to Antwerp but it was a real highlight of our stay. We spent a couple of hours here and it was quiet, aside from a noisy school group. It's also nice to have lockers where you...More

Thank rs8220
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About how long does a visit usually take?
17 December 2016|
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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.