Kids, if you had to guess what you will learn at The Printing Museum, what would you say - we're pretty sure you'll take a good guess!
The Printing Museum of course, takes you on a journey of the history of printing, and allows you to explore how it affected and influenced art, history and technology.
The collections within the museum are filled with antique printing presses, prints and historic newspapers, and rare books, all giving you an opportunity to experience the way people have used printing techniques over time, to transform our lives.
Think about it kids - the books you read at school, the magazines you buy with your favorite movie stars in them - have all been PRINTED!
You can read about advances in printing and publishing, and how with each successive technological innovation, a greater exchange of information occurred!
Kids can explore illustrated manuscripts from as early as 3000 BC, through early Asian printing in the 8th to 19th centuries, and even an original Pennsylvania Gazette published by Benjamin Franklin in 1765!
From 20th century Xerox machines, to the Heart empire, and even newspapers with important historical headlines (such as the sinking of the Titanic), The Printing Museum really sheds some light on such an important part of society's development, and will make you think about printing in a whole new (and appreciative!) level!
$5 / $10 for guided tour
$5 / $8 for guided tour (Ages 7 to 12)
6 years for guided tour
Check online for their hands-on workshops where you can learn about the tools, skills, traditions, and processes associated with different historical and contemporary printing technologies
Several dining options, some within a comfortable walk from the Museum, are available along Waugh Drive, including Whole Foods Market, Pei Wei, Luby’s and Café Express.
Guided tours for groups of 10 or more are available by appointment, Tuesday through Saturday. Guided group tours are a perfect outing for seniors and homeshool groups, as well as school field trips (middle school through college) and can be customized on the following topics: The Renaissance American Revolution Religious Studies Graphic Arts Advertising Communications and Journalism.
The Gift Shop at The Printing Museum offers books and exhibition catalogs related to printing and printmaking, as well as a selection of unique gifts, including artist-made jewelry, note card sets, postcards, novelties and educational books for kids!
The building and facilities are wheelchair accessible.
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10am - 4pm Friday & Saturday only (Guided tours 11am and 2pm) / Tuesday to Thursdays are group tours by appt only
Open year round, closed Sundays, Mondays & major holidays
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