The Plantin Moretus Museum is one of the best printing museums in the world, and the only surviving printing workshop and publishing house in the world dating back to the Renaissance and Baroque periods

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Plantin Moretus Museum, Antwerp

The Plantin Moretus Museum is one of the best printing museums in the world, and the only surviving printing workshop and publishing house in the world dating back to the Renaissance and Baroque periods.

The Plantin Moretus Museum is one of the best printing museums in the world, and the only surviving printing workshop and publishing house in the world dating back to the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Located in the home of 16th century bookbinder and printer Christoffel Plantin, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its role in spearheading the proliferation of printing technology. The Officina Plantiniana business archives are a part of the Memory of the World. The museum displays workshop equipment such as printing-press and foundry in rooms with original furnishings. The collection includes the Biblia Polyglotta, paintings and drawings by Rubens, and Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, the first printed atlas.


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 Vrijdagmarkt 22-23

 +32 3 221 1450 or +32 3 221 1451

Plantin Moretus Museum and Nearby Sights on Map

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