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Vrijdagmarkt 22-23, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium
| +32 3 221 14 50
Tue - Sun 10am - 5pm
UNESCO-Listed Printing Museum in AntwerpI'll be the first to admit, a museum of printing didn't sound terribly exciting to me, at first. Antwerp Belgium's Plantin-Moretus Museum certainly changed my mind.
This is the only museum on the UNESCO World Heritage list and the recognition is well deserved. The museum is housed in the 16th century home of Antwerp's first printing company.
The house itself is stunning, and the ancient printing presses (some are the oldest still in working order) are fascinating. The star of the museum's collection, however, is the family's personal collection of books and archives.
The library includes an early Gutenberg Bible, the first Dutch dictionary, one of the world's first atlases, and many other treasures.
If you are a book lover, interested in social history, art, design or architecture, don’t pass up the Plantin-Moretus museum.
More Info: http://cheeseweb.eu/2011/05/plantinmoretus-printing-museum-antwerp/