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Maison de l'Imprimerie et des Lettres de Wallonie - Print museum

Maison de l'Imprimerie et des Lettres de Wallonie - Print museum
© Maison de l'Imprimerie

The Maison de l'Imprimerie (Print Museum), a technically active museum devoted to paper skills, houses an important collection of printing equipment.

The museum offers an interactive and friendly tour allowing you to discover letterpress printing, engraving and binding.

Guides will make cotton paper, mechanically and manually typeset characters and print texts and engravings in front of your very eyes on vintage presses.

You can also get your hands dirty and leave with your very own prints in all different sizes, such as a poster from an 1823 press.


Inaugurated in 1997, the Print Museum aims to spread technical heritage and know-how linked to traditional and industrial printing, from the days when Gutenberg invented movable type up until the invention of offset printing in the 70s.

Useful information for your visit


Opening times
Weekdays from 9am to 4pm
  • Saturdays from 9am to 3pm
  • Closed Mondays and Sundays

Last admission one hour before closing.
Duration of the visit: 1 to 2 hours.

Interactive guided tour
Adults: €4
Children, students, unemployed, retired: €3
Special rates for groups.

Creative workshops are regularly organised for children and adults.



Information

  • tel. : +32 (0) 71 59 59 70
  • website : http://www.maison-imprimerie.net
  • email : maisonimprimerie@gmail.com

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