Plantin-moretus MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: Vrijdagmarkt 22-23, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: 32-32211450
- Ticket Price: 8 EUR
- Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, Museum, Family And Kids, Unesco Site
Plantin-moretus Museum - Review
The Plantin-Moretus Museum is sure to be on the bucket list of every avid book reader who ever gets to visit Antwerp. This very place was once the most well-known printing house around the globe and one can witness the printing techniques of the middle ages on their visit. Buy your tickets for Plantin-Moretus Museum online in advance to avoid any last-minute delays and rushes. You can get detailed information on Plantin-Moretus Museum tickets and even book tickets for Plantin-Moretus Museum tours from our ticket section.
The Plantin-Moretus Museum of printing place ought to be a mecca for every self-confessed book lover. Once upon a time, it was the world’s most prolific printing house, and now it’s a fine museum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a true blast to the past. Visitors will have a chance to see what a printing house looked like in the 16th century as well as how the actually managers of the place lived and worked. It’s fascinating. The world’s two oldest printing presses are also housed here as well as a small but important collection of paintings.
Plantin-moretus Museum Information
- Take the audio guide.
Plantin-moretus Museum Ticket Prices
- Free Admission on last Wednesday of every month.
- Museum Plantin-Moretus price is Free for below 12 years of age.
How To reach Plantin-moretus Museum by Public Transport
- Trams and Buses at Groenplaats, and Buses on Platinkaii
Restaurants Near Plantin-moretus Museum
- De NegenVaten
- De KlienZavel
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73.76% of people who visit Antwerp include Plantin-moretus Museum in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
48.6% of people start their Plantin-moretus Museum visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Plantin-moretus Museum
63.73% of people prefer walking in order to reach Plantin-moretus Museum
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Plantin-moretus Museum, Antwerp Reviews
Well preserved house of the family Plantin. Good and extensive information about printing. All you want to know also about fonts. Nice paintings of Rubens.
I always wanted to see a museum like this, that specialised in printing. It did not disappoint. The many rooms gave ample space to lay-out the many historical and technical aspects or early printing. Plenty of "hands-on" things, too. It is also a beautiful building complex with lovely courtyard. The only thing I didn't like was the lack of light. I know they want to protect the exhibits but in many rooms it was hard to see things properly. Also, you need to borrow a book with all the descriptions to find out about the exhibits. Even that was difficult to read in some parts of the rooms. I believe that an audio guide would do a better job, because a spoken description can often compensate for what you can't clearly see. This I noticed in the Amsterdam Rembrandthuis where rooms were also dark, but the audio guide made up for it.
Highly recommended! Waitress was very lovely. Guiding book free and accurate . Prepare yourself by saving 2.5 to 3.5 hours. LONG LIFE TO BOOKS
Didn't really know much about this place before going but really liked it - found some of the exhibits, particularly the old books, maps and printing types, fascinating and would highly recommend it.
Being a book lover and working in publishing industry, it was obvious that I was going to like it. But this one went beyond expectations in the organization, presentation and the amount of information available. The English language guide book is amazingly detailed and nicely put together. There are folding chairs available that you can carry to sit-down once your feet start crying. The exhibits are well selected and present a vivid picture of what it meant to be one of the pioneering publishers in 16th century Europe.