Typa

Typa, Tartu: Hours, Address, Typa Reviews: 5/5

Art Galleries • Speciality Museums
12:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 18:00
Thursday
12:00 - 18:00
Friday
12:00 - 18:00
Saturday
12:00 - 18:00
Sunday
12:00 - 18:00
About
TYPA is a design centre for print and paper art where we display a host of historic presses and traditional techniques from papermaking to letterpress book printing. Old machinery is complemented by contemporary architectural paper objects and folded designs. Artists from all around the world work in the studio and display their works in the on-site gallery. As a visitor, you will be given a tour around the centre, during which you will be able to experience work both as a papermaker and a printer. We will take you 2000 years back in history and work our way back into the modern digital world. The tour is included in the price of the ticket, lasts for about 1-1,5 h and is suitable for kids as well as adults. In addition to the tour, we can host various workshops. Ask your tour guide for more information. In our shop corner, you can find a selection of journals and notebooks that we manufacture by hand and we also take custom orders for diaries and albums, as well as custom prints.
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Pluppeli
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Informative and hands-on, but wash them after!
Jul 2021 • Couples
We did the tour and it was fun and interesting and much more hands-on than I anticipated! It’s the perfect intersection of my interests in design, art and history.
Written 29 July 2021
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Thank you, Pluppeli, we always give the visitors the hands-on experience for better understanding and more fun. You are always welcome back to try some of our workshops as well!
Written 13 August 2021
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Charlotte
22 contributions
Impressive little museum.
Jul 2021 • Solo
Lovely staff, very interesting tour with hands on experiences. Great for kids and also adults as there is an technical as well as an art section. It's a museum that also hosts artists and students that come to volunteer so the vibe is very lively. You can also buy some notebooks made with love.
Written 22 July 2021
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Thank you, we are happy that you and the kids enjoyed your time here! Our notebooks are also on sale in Etsy shop, did you know? And you are always welcome back here, of course :)
Written 13 August 2021
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Angela186254
Exeter, UK6 contributions
A fun and fascinating place to visit.
Jun 2021 • Couples
Probably the most interesting ‘museum’ I have ever visited. We were given a personal tour by Charlotte in English and learnt so much about the history of paper and printing… absolutely fascinating. We were able to make our own paper and to make a print each to take away, as well as seeing how the old printing machines in Typa work. There are several young artists in resident from different countries who are all so enthusiastic about working here. I’m sure children would also find this a fun place to visit. What a delight!
Written 18 July 2021
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Thank you, Angela, for your positive feedback, had fun time with you! Kids always love making paper with their own hands and printing postcards, so definitely worth visiting again with kids ;) Charlotte
Written 13 August 2021
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Mihkel Putrinš
Tallinn, Estonia3 contributions
What is paper? How to print?
Jan 2021
One hour guided tour was really enchanting experience and we spent another hour wrapping our heads around all the surprising new.
If you are in Tartu and looking for time well spent, go visit them.
Written 25 January 2021
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Hakan
1 contribution
Pleasant experience
Dec 2020 • Friends
Our guide Aydan, she is amazing and very cultivated artist. Thanks to her guiding, we discovered a lot about Heildelberg, Gutenberg and other paper printing procedures. Thanks a lot Aydan, and Typa!
Written 30 December 2020
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Gwen M
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Incredible and fun experience
Sep 2020 • Friends
Typa really surprised me, So much that I’m now writing my first review ever on tripadvisor, because they deserve it! Learning so much about paper production and the later printing processes couldn’t have been more interesting and engaging. The museum is so interactive and you can feel the staff is really passionate about their work!
Written 7 September 2020
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Margit A
Tallinn, Estonia1 contribution
Experience to remember, fun and educating both for adults and kids.
Jun 2019
Guided tour and hands on activities are part of the visit, fun to visit several times. Good example of a museum to be fun and educational at the same time.
Written 2 May 2020
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Auriella
5 contributions
You'd never believe the history of paper and printing could be this fun
Aug 2019 • Solo
The staff are lovely, skilled and knowledgeable. You'll walk through a couple thousand years of paper history, being all hands-on at every step. I didn't know pretty much anything about papermaking or printing before visiting but now I've been let in on the secrets of this ancient art and have even tried a hand at it myself. Definitely the coolest museum I've been to!
Written 22 January 2020
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Olya
20 contributions
Absolutely Incredible
Oct 2019
Absolutely unique hand-making paper manufacture that offers you to make your own paper, stamp it, and then try yourself in poster-making - all using authentic old machinery. I loved every second of my visit! Recommend to everyone: couples, youth, children!
Written 26 October 2019
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Rachel L
14 contributions
Brilliant, informative and interactive
Sep 2019 • Friends
Amazing tour, highly recommended! Learnt so much about the history, journey and life cycle of paper/ book and even got to make our own paper and print to take home! Lemmit was such a good guide and really friendly and passionate!
Written 7 September 2019
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