Letterpress: Printing Museums

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Angels Camp Museum, Angels Camp, California.
A fully operational early 20th Century print shop is part of the Artisan Exhibit. Location: 753 South Main St., Angels Camp, CA 95222; Phone: 209-736-2963.

Amberley Museum, South Downs, West Sussex, UK.
Amberley Museum was established in 1979 to preserve the rapidly disappearing industrial history of the south east. It includes a “Printing Works” with letterpress equipment.

American Bookbinders Museum, San Francisco, California.
Celebrating and exploring the culture and tools of bookbinders and bookbinding from its earliest forms through the changes and innovations of the industrial revolution.

Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, California.
A community arts center that engages participation through innovative approaches to creating, exploring, and presenting the visual and performing arts. The Armory's unique exhibition and education programs allow children and adults to experience, understand and appreciate contemporary art. Address: 145 North Raymond Ave. Pasadena, CA 91103; Phone: 818-792-5101; Fax 818-449-0139.

Baltimore Museum of Industry, Baltimore, Maryland.
Hands-on activities include printing from some old manual printing presses. Address: 1415 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD 21230; Phone: 410-727-4808.

Basler Papiermühle, Basel, Switzerland.
(In English: Swiss Museum for Paper, Writing, and Printing) The Basel Paper Mill includes a working display of hot metal casting (including actual hand casting of single letters in molds similar to 15-th century molds), hand typesetting, presswork on an old sheet-fed flatbed press, and bookbinding. Address: St. Alban-Tal 37, CH 4052 Basel, Switzerland; Email: info@papiermuseum.ch; Phone: +41 61 272 96 52; Fax: +41 61 272 09 93.

Beverly Heritage Center, Beverly, West Virginia.
This interpretive museum and visitor center includes the Randolph Enterprise Project, which shows how the local newspaper operated during the last quarter of the nineteenth century. The exhibit is in the Hill building near the corner of Court Street and US Hwy 219. If you want to arrange a visit, call the printer, Karl Mulac, on his cell phone: 847-809-4802. Heritage Center e-mail: info@historicbeverly.org; Phone: 304-637-7424.

New> Biblioteca Nacional de Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay.
The National Library of Uruguay has a Liberty Platen Press in its collection. Location: Av. 18 de Julio 1790 - CP 11200, Montevideo, Uruguay; Email: bibliotecanacional@bibna.gub.uy

New> Black Creek Pioneer Village, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
One of the buildings in the village is a Printing Office. Location: 1000 Murray Ross Parkway,Toronto, ON M3J 2P3; Email: bcpvinfo@trca.on.ca; Phone: 416-736-1733.

Black Rock Press, University of Nevada, Reno.
A museum and teaching press located at the University of Nevada, Reno. Address: Library/322, University of Nevada, Reno, NV 89557-0044; Email: blackrock@unr.edu; Phone: 775-682-5630.

Blue Ox Millworks, Eureka, California.
Watch craftsmen use antique machinery of the 1800s and early 1900s to do wood work, print and bind books, blacksmith a nail, or mix stains and varnishes. The working print shop, based upon a 1910 model, includes three presses, a newspaper press, a large collection of type, and a paper cutter. Location: 1 X Street, Eureka, CA 95501; Phone: 800-248-4259.

Bodoni Museum, Parma, Italy.
Location: Pilotta Palace; Phone: 0521/282217.

New> Bogtrykmuseet in Esbjerg, Esbjerg, Denmark.
(In English: Esbjerg Printing Museum) A working museum that includes machines from the 19th and 20th century. Location: Borgergade 6, Esbjerg, Denmark; Email: bogtrykmuseet@bbsyd.dk; Phone: 75 13 04 05.

Bodoni Museum in Berlin, Berlin, Germany.
Location: Linienstrasse 65, Hofgebäude; Email: info@bodoni.org; Phone: 030-2 82 51 37; Fax: 030-28 38 75 68.

Book Art Museum, Lodz, Poland.
Location: 90-349 LODZ, TYMIENIECKIEGO 24 St, Poland; Email: bookart@book.art.pl; Phone: + 48 501 274 406 or +48 502 62 64 66; Fax: +48 42 674 42 98.

Bradford Industrial Museum, Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK.
The Bradford Industrial Museum includes a Printing Gallery. Location: Moorside Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD2 3HP; Email: industrial.museum@bradford.gov.uk; Phone: +44 01274 435900.

Buckley Old Engine Show, Buckley, Michigan.
An annual event held the third weekend in August. Location: between Cadillac & Traverse City on M-37; Email: tclement@pathwaynet.com

The Bulaq Press, Cairo, Egypt.
The Bulaq (or El-Amiriya) Press is the first official and governmental press to be established in Egypt. Contact: Bibliotheca Alexandria, P.O. Box 138, Chatby, Alexandria 21526, EGYPT; Phone: +(203) 4839999.

Bungay Museum, Bungay, Suffolk, UK.
Location: in the Waveney District Council Offices on Broad Street; Phone: (01986) 892176.

C. C. Stern Type Foundry, Portland, Oregon.
Open on third Saturdays. Location: 8900 NE Vancouver Way, Portland, OR; Email: museum@metaltype.org; Phone: 503-489-7330.

Cambridge Museum of Technology, Cambridge, England, UK.
A preserved Victorian steam pumping station, with a printing collection including a Columbian, 2 Albions, 2 treadle platens, Pullman proof press, vertical Miehle, double royal Wharfedale; Linotype, Ludlow & Monotype casters; wood & metal type; guillotine, hole-puncher, perforator, paper joggers, wire-stitcher etc. Location: The Old Pumping Station, Cheddars Lane, Cambridge CB5 8LD; Email: museumoftechnology@ic24.net; Phone: 01223 368650.

Canterbury Shaker Village Museum, Canterbury, New Hampshire.
A late 19th Century letterpress shop produces general job printing for the museum. Working equipment includes two Golding Pearl #11 presses and a Gordon Franklin 8 x 12 press, four cabinets of type, and other early letterpress printing equipment. Location: 288 Shaker Road, Canterbury, NH; Phone 603-783-9511 ext. 200.

Canton Historical Museum, Collinsville, Connecticut.
Exhibits include a working 19th Century print shop. 11 Front St. Collinsville, CT 06019; Phone 860-693-2793.

Carillon Historical Park, Dayton, Ohio.
This recreation of a village includes a 1930s-era print shop (two Linotypes, one Ludlow, and several platen presses). Print shop operates Tuesdays, 9-12. Address: 2001 South Patterson Blvd., Dayton, OH 45409; Phone: 937-293-3638.

Cary Graphic Arts Collection, Rochester, New York.
A printing history library located at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

New> Casa de la Primera Imprenta de America, Mexico City, Mexico.
(In English: House of the First Print Shop in America) Operated by Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana. Location: Lic. Primo Verdad no.10, Centro Histórico, 06010 Cuauhtémoc, CDMX, Mexico.

La Casa del Libro, Viejo San Juan, Puerto Rico.
A specialized library established in 1955 dedicated to the history of book production from early manuscripts to the present day. Location: Calle del Cristo #255, Viejo San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Chariton County Historical Society Museum, Salisbury, Missouri.
Display includes replica of early 1900's main street, complete with general store, blacksmith shop, printing shop, barber shop and bank. Location: 115 E. Second, Salisbury, MO; Phone: 660-388-5941.

Cheongju Early Printing Museum , Unchon-dong, Cheongju, Korea.
This museum recreates Korea's ancient printing culture for the Korean people to learn about the science and technology behind Korea's early printing arts.

Choctaw County Historical Museum, Gilbertown, Alabama.
Artifacts on display include a complete Linotype “hot lead” letterpress newspaper print shop used to produce The Choctaw Advocate in the early 1900s.

Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Location: 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45203; Email: information@cincymuseum.org; Phone: 1-800-733-2077 or 513-287-7000. The Gibson & Company exhibit, located in the History Museum, is a recreated job shop of the late 1850s/early 1860s that includes a Washington hand press, a C&P OS 8 x 12, and a C&P Pilot. All are operational and are used to print a variety of material including advertising broadsides and recreated historical documents. The art of wood engraving is carried on as is type founding.

New> Cincinnati Type & Print Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Open by appointment Monday through Saturday. Location: 2307 Eighth St. West, Cincinnati, OH 45204; Email: Info@CincinnatiTypePrintMuseum.org; Phone: 513-914-5722.

Cobblestones Museum , Greytown, Wellington, New Zealand.
The museum features The Printing Works, a working exhibit of printing presses, including a 1907 Challenge Gordon platen and an 1899 Challenge Proof press. Hands-on activies for groups. Location: one hour's drive north of Wellington at 169 Main Street, Greytown, Wellington, New Zealand; Email for Printing Works: cobblestonespw@gmail.com; Phone: (06) 304-9402.

New> Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Virginia.
The largest outdoor living museum in the United States, featuring authentic 18th century experiences. Location: 301 S. Nassau St., Williamsburg, VA 23185; Phone: 888-965-7254.

The Columbia Gazette, Columbia, California.
Located in Columbia State Historic Park; Address: 11185 Washington St., Columbia State Historic Park, CA 95310; Phone: 209-533-1852.

New> Communal Kitchen & Cooper Shop Museum, Middle Amana, Iowa.
Part of the Amana Colonies National Historic Landmark. Location: 1003 26th Ave., Middle Amana, IA 52307.

Crandall Historical Printing Museum, Alpine, Utah.
Address: 65 West Main Street Court, Alpine, Utah 84004; Phone: 801-500-3099.

Conestoga Press, Ephrata, Pennsylvania.
The Conestoga Press is part of the Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley and housed in the Carriage House of the Theodore Sprecher Museum. It is operated by volunteers most Saturday mornings and during special events. Address: 249 West Main Street, Ephrata, PA.

Crystal City Community Printing Museum, Manitoba, Canada.
This working museum still uses original equipment and machinery from the 1880's and 1890's housed in the original building. Address: 218 Broadway St., Crystal City, Manitoba, CANADA.

Cumberland Heritage Village Museum, Cumberland, Ontario, Canada.
Included in the exhibits is a “Print House.” Location: 2940 Old Montreal Rd., Cumberland, Ontario, Canada K4C 1G3 ; Email: cumberlandmuseum@ottawa.ca; Phone: 613-833-3059 ext. 221.

Depot Museum Complex - Rusk County History Museum, Henderson, Texas.
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday; 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Saturday. Location: 514 North High Henderson, TX 75652; Phone: 903-657-4303.

Deutsches Museum, Munich, Germany.
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily (except for holidays). Address: Museumsinsel 1, D-80538 München, GERMANY; Email: information@deutsches-museum.de; Phone: (089) 2179 1; Fax: (089) 2179 324.

Das Deutsche Technikmuseum, Berlin, Germany.
Fourteen departments exhibit: old-timer locomotives and planes, models of ships and hydraulic structures, looms, household appliances and machine tools, computers, radios and cameras, Diesel engines, steam engines, scientific instruments, paper machines, printing presses and much more. Location: 10963 Berlin-Kreuzberg, Berlin; Email: info@technikmuseum.berlin; Phone: 030 90 254 0.

New> Diagonal Printing Museum, Diagonal, Iowa.
A working print shop that includes a rare Model 15 Linotype with an electric melting pot. Location: 200 Broadway St., Diagonal, IA; Email: ringgoldtourism@gmail.com; Phone: 641-734-5540.

Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, Ditchling Sussex, England, UK.
Museum collections include a Stanhope Press as well as material by Eric Gill. Address: Lodge Hill Lane, Ditchling, East Sussex, BN6 8SP, England, UK; Phone: +44 (0)1273 844 744.

Drukkerijmuseum Meppel, Meppel, Netherlands.
Location: Kleine Oever 11, 7941 BK Meppel, The Netherlands; Email: info@drukkerijmuseum-meppel.nl; Phone: +31 (0) 522 242565.

Ephrata Cloister, Ephrata, Pennsylvania.
One of America's earliest religious communal societies, Ephrata Cloister was also a center for printing and publishing in Colonial Pennsylvania. Open Monday thru Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday, Noon - 5 p.m. 632 W. Main Street, Ephrata, PA 17522. Phone: 717-733-6600

The Excelsior Press Museum of Printing, Frenchtown, New Jersey.
Located on the Grossman farm, near Frenchtown, New Jersey; Email: alanr@alanr.com

The Farm Shed Museum and Tourism Centre, South Australia.
The focus is dryland farming machinery but they have a collection of rural newspaper printing presses. Located on the Yorke Peninsula of South Australia. Location: 50 Mines Road, Kadina, South Australia. Phone: (08)8821 2333.

The Farmers' Museum, Cooperstown, New York.
Location: Lake Road, Cooperstown, NY; Address: PO Box 30, Cooperstown, NY 13326; Phone: 888-547-1450 or 607-547-1450.

Ferrymead Heritage Park, Christchurch, New Zealand.
The Ferrymead Printing Society premises are in two parts. The smaller front entrance, a static display of printing presses and a period newspaper office, is open at all times the park is open. The larger collection is open only when volunteers are available--which tends to be weekends and during special event days. Email: info@ferrymead.org.nz; Phone: +64 3 3841970; Fax: +64 3 3841725.

Field Historical Printing Museum, Hominy, Oklahoma.
Location: 109 W. Main, Hominy, OK 74035; Email: mrbgs@mtco.com; Phone: 309-208-1451

Franklin Historical Museum , Franklin, Massachusetts.
(Formerly Horace Mann Museum) Exhibits include a Golding printing press manufactured in the town of Franklin. Located at 80 West Central Street.

Franklin Institute Science Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Ben Franklin was the godfather of American printing, and his institute includes information about his printing activities.

Genadendal Printing Works, South Africa.
This site of an old (1738) Moravian Church mission was declared a National Cultural Treasure in March 1991. There are 15 exhibition rooms with collection including household equipment, musical instruments, medical equipment, tools, books, printing presses, the oldest fire-engine, and oldest pipeorgan in the country. Phone (028) 2518220.

Georgia Weekly Newspaper Museum, Homer, Georgia.
"The purpose of the museum is to show how a typical rural weekly newspaper was published by letterpress in the era of 1888-1940, and even into the 1960s. It is an intact newspaper shop in the same location where a newspaper first began in the community in 1888." Location: 953 Historic Homer Highway, Homer, GA 30547.

Glagolitic Script – Senj Printing Works, Senj, Croatia.
Part of Gradski Muzej Senj (Senj City Museum). Location: Ul. Milana Ogrizovića, 53270, Senj, Croatia; Email: gradski.muzej.senj@gs.t-com.hr; Phone: +385 53 881 141.

Grant County Historical Museum and Village, Ephrata, Washington.
Part of the museum is a 29-building village comprising authentic and reconstructed units. Included are a saloon, dress shop, bank, school, printing office, barber shop, blacksmith shop, and livery stable. Location: 742 N Basin St., Ephrata WA 98823 Phone: 509-754-3334.

Gray's Printing Press, Strabane, Northern Ireland, UK.
Location: 49 Main Street, Strabane BT82 8AU; Phone: 028 7188 4094.

Greenfield Village, Dearborn, Michigan.
In the Printing Office, visitors see how Americans printed items during the 1800s and early 1900s. Museum staff demonstrates a hand-powered printing press while discussing the history of print in America. Various presses are on display. Open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily April 15 through November 3; Friday through Sunday in November. Address: 20900 Oakwood Blvd. Dearborn, MI 48124-4088; Phone: 313-982-6100.

Gulgong Pioneers' Museum , Gulgong, New South Wales, Australia.
The museum's working letterpress display includes an Albion Press, three Chandler & Price platen presses, a 10x15 Funival platen press, a small Wharfedale press, a Heidelberg platen, and a Miehle Vertical. Hot metal equipment includes a Ludlow, Elrod, and six linecasters. Location: 73 Herbert St. (corner of Bayley St). Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day.

Gunnersbury Park Museum, London, England, UK.
The oldest surviving metal printing press in the world, a Stanhope press made by Robert Walker in 1804 (No. 5), can be seen in the Gunnersbury Museum.

Gutenberg Museum, Mainz, Germany.
An interesting place to visit, with displays of Gutenberg's work and equipment.

Hale Pa'I (house of printing), Lahaina, Hawaii.
Restoration of a print shop established by Lahainaluna Seminary in the 1830s. Location: Lahainaluna Road, Lahaina, HI; Email: lrf@maui.net; Phone: 808-667-7040.

Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum, Two Rivers, Wisconsin.
View the largest wall of poster type in the world, over one million pieces of wood type, over 1000 different patterns used to produce wood type, and all of the equipment necessary for manufacturing wood type. Museum is open daily, free admission. Located at 1619 Jefferson St., Two Rivers, WI 54241; Phone: 920-794-6272 or 920-793-2490.

Hatch Showprint Museum, Nashville, Tennessee.
A working letterpress museum. Address: 316 Broadway, Nashville TN 37201; Phone: 615-256-2805; Hours: Mon. through Fri., 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (call for information on extended summer hours).

New> Heritage Farms, Huntington, West Virginia.
"Celebrating Applachian Ingenuity." Included in the Progress Museum is the Artisan Guild Print Shop.

Heritage Hill State Historical Park, Green Bay, Wisconsin.
The Small Town Heritage area (1871) includes the De Pere News Office, a working letterpress print shop. Location: 2640 S. Webster Ave., Green Bay, WI 54301; Phone: 920-448-5150 or 800-721-5150.

Heritage Museum, Libby, Montana.
Local logging and mining, plus a modest print shop created by J. Mike Powers (cowpower@HOMER.LIBBY.ORG). 1367 Hwy 2 South, Libby Montana (about one mile south of town); Open Summer only; Admission: free (donations accepted).

Heritage Press Museum, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Volunteers from The .918 Club recreate a 1920s-era print shop and offer hands-on printing demonstrations. Location: 346 North Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17603; Email: info@918club.org; Phone: 717-394-7201.

Heritage Village, Largo, Florida.
11909 125th Street N., Largo, FL 33774; Phone: 727-582-2123; Fax: 727-582-2211.

New> Heritage Village Museum, Sharonville, Ohio
This collection of historic 19th century buildings moved from locations around Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky includes Schram Print Shop, which houses printing presses donated by the Schram Printing Company of Covington, Kentucky. Location: 11450 Lebanon Rd., Sharonville, OH 45241; Email: info@heritagevillagecincinnati.org; Phone: 513-563-9484; Fax: 513-563-0914

Historic Arkansas Museum, Little Rock, Arkansas.
Location: 200 E. Third Street, Little Rock, AR 72201; Phone: 501-324-9351; Fax: 501-324-9345.

Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May, New Jersey.
A 19th Century Living-History Museum. Their Village Print Shop includes a Chandler & Price printing press. Location: 720 Route Number 9, Cape May, NJ 08204; Email: mliddy@hcsv.org; Phone: 609-898-2300; Fax: 609-884-5926.

Historic Village, Mumford, New York.

A working nineteenth century historic country village. As you stroll the village, you progress through three time periods. The Center Village (1830-1860) includes a printing office. Location: 1410 Flint Hill Rd., Mumford, NY 14511; Email: info@gcv.org; Phone: 585-538-6822.

Historic Washington State Park, Washington, Arkansas.
This park preserves many historic public and private buildings. The Printing Museum houses the State Park's collection of printing equipment. Location: The park is on Highway 4, nine miles northwest of Hope, and eighteen miles southeast of Nashville. From Interstate 30, take Exit 30, turning north on Highway 4. Address: Historic Washington State Park, P.O. Box 129, Washington, AR 71862; Email: historicwashington@arkansas.com Phone: 870-983-2684.

Historische Drukkerij Turnhout, Turnhout, Belgium.
Herwig Kempenaers's collection includes a variety of cylinder, platen, and iron hand presses. Archive research available by appointment only. Email: info@historischedrukkerij.be; Phone: 014/42 00 34.

History San Jose, San Jose, California.
1650 Senter Road, San Jose, CA 95112; Phone 408-287-2290; Hours: noon to 5:00 pm Tuesday - Sunday. (Printing shop usually open only on weekends.) The printing shop on the History Park site includes a FM Weiler “Liberty” jobber press (c. 1887). Members of the San Jose Printers' Guild demonstrate the equipment on weekends.

Homeprint, Feilding, New Zealand.
John and Allison Brebner are teachers, printmakers, bookmakers and artists who have combined these talents with running a private art gallery in New Zealand. Location: 11 Sandiland Street, Feilding, New Zealand; Email: homeprint@xtra.co.nz; Phone: +64 6 323 8046 (Studio), +64 6 323 8120 (Cottage); Fax: +64 6 323 8062.

Howard Iron Works, Oakville, Ontario, Canada.

A museum of printing history with focus on machinery from the 1830s to the 1950s. Location: 800 Westgate Road, Oakville, ON L6L 5N2; Email: info@howardironworks.org; Phone: (905)821-0000.

Hudson Valley Old Time Power Association, Hudson, New York.
Their print shop inclue a Linotype and Lodlow. Location: 390 Fingar Rd, Hudson, NY 12534; Email: Hvotpa18@aol.com; Phone: 518-821-1312.

Huron County Museum, Goderich, Ontario, Canada.
This museum, located near the shore of Lake Huron, includes a print shop.

Imprenta Municipal, Madrid, Spain.
Location: C / Concepción Jerónima, 15, 28012 Madrid.

Industriemuseum, Gent, Belgium.
Before 2018, known as MIAT(Museum for Industrial Archeology and Textiles). Note: Printing department closed until mid-2019. Location: Minnemeers, 10 9000 Gent, Belgium; Email: info@industriemuseum.be; Phone: +32 (0) 9 323 65 00.

International Printing Museum, Carson, California.
A must see for anyone interested in printing! Just south of Los Angeles, 1/2 mile east of 110 freeway where it meets 405. Open Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Address: 315 Torrance Blvd., Carson, CA; Phone 714-529-1832.

Jefferson County Historical Village, Mt. Vernon, Illinois.
Operated by the Jefferson County Historical Society, the village preserves the history of the county dating back to the time of Illinois statehood. Admission is free. Open weekends only, first weekend of May through last weekend of October. Hours: Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 4 p.m. Location: 1411 North 27th Street, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864; Phone: 618-246-0033.

The John H. & Thomas W. Conner Museum of Antique Printing , Seymour, Indiana.
Opened April 2003 in the Southern Indiana Center for the Arts. Location: 2001 N. Ewing Street, Seymour, IN 47274; Email: sica@sica-seymour.org; Phone: 812-522-2278; Fax: 812-524-8406.

John Jarrold Printing Museum, Norwich, Norfolk, UK.
Hours: 9:00 am - noon and 7:00 - 8:30 pm Wednesdays, and by appointment. Location: Whitefriars, Norwich; Phone: (01603) 660211.

Kankakee County Historical Society Museum, Kankakee, Illinois.
Small Memorial Park, site of the Museum complex, is located at 8th and Water Streets in the southwest portion of Kankakee. Email: museum@daily-journal.com; Phone: 815-932-5279; Fax: 815-932-5204.

KBR (formerly Royal Library of Belgium), Brussles, Belgium.
The museum of printing works, created in 1975, contains more than 400 pieces of printing equipment. Location: Boulevard de l'Empereur 4, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium; Email: musimp@kbr.be; Phone: 02/519.53.56; Fax: 02/519.57.35.

King Library Press, Lexington, Kentucky.
The Press is located in the King Library on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington.

Klingspor-Museum, Offenbach, Germany.
Museum for Modern International Book Art, Typography and Calligraphy has been open since 1953. Location: errnstraße 80 (Südflügel des Büsing Palais), 63061 Offenbach am Main, Offenbach; Email: klingspormuseum@offenbach.de; Phone: 069 8065-2954; Fax: 069 8065-2669.

Kner Museum of the Printing Industry, Gyomaendrõd, Hungary.
Location: 5500 Gyomaendrõd, Kossuth Lajos utca 16.sz; Email: knermuzeum@gyomaikner.hu; Phone: (66) 887-424; Fax: (66) 887-445.

Kulturhuef Museen, Luxembourg.
Location: 54, rue de Trèves - L-6793 Grevenmacher; Email: mail@kulturhuef.lu; Phone: +352 267 464 1; Fax: +352 267 452 71;.

Lancaster Newspapers Newseum, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
A glass-enclosed, self-guided display located in the Lancaster Newspaper building. Address: 28 South Queen St., Lancaster, PA 17608; Phone: 717-291-8600.

Lawton Printers, Inc., Casselberry, Florida.
A commercial letterpress and offset printing firm formed in 1900 and still run by the founding family, they have turned their old equipment into a museum of printing history. Call to arrange a tour of the facility. Location: 185 Anchor Road, Casselberry, FL 32707-3823; Email sales@lawtonpr.com; Phone: 407-260-0400.

Leesport Area Historical Society, Leesport, Pennsylvania.
This local history museum includes Milt's vintage print shop. LocationL 128 Main Street, Leesport, PA 19533; Email: info@leesporthistory.org Phone: 484-662-3181.

The Living Museum of Letterpress Printing, Anacortes, Washington.
Email jeronimo_and_kay@letterpressmuseum.org; Phone: 360-293-2273.

Lyon Printing and Graphic Communication Museum, Lyon, France.
Address: 13 Rue de la Poulaillerie, 69002, Lyon, France; Phone: 04 78 37 65 98.

New> Mackenzie House, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
"The museum interprets urban Victorian life of the 1860s and the evolution of democratic institutions through the lens of Mackenzie as a writer, publisher, politician and rebel." Location: 82 Bond St., Toronto, ON; Phone: 416-393-4636.

Mackenzie Heritage Printery Museum, Queenston, Ontario, Canada.
P.O. Box 1824, Queenston, Ontario L0S 1L0; Phone: 905-262-5676.

Mahoning Dispatch, Canfield, Ohio.
The Canfield Historical Society maintains the site of the area's weekly newspaper, which operated from 1877 to 1968. Open for tours by appointment only. Location: 23 S. Broad Street, Canfield, OH 44406; Phone: 330-533-3458.

Maison de l'Imprimerie & des Lettres de Wallonie Thuin, Belgium.
Collection includes Linotypes and a running monotype super caster. Location: Rue Verte 1B, 6530 Thuin, Belgium; Email: maison-imprimerie@maison-imprimerie.net; Phone: +32-071-59.59.70.

The MAN Museum, Augsburg, Germany.
The MAN Aktiengesellschaft maintains a museum detailing the development of two main product areas: printing presses and Diesel engines. Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday - Friday. Address: Stadtbachstraße 1, D-86153 Augsburg, GERMANY; Phone: (++49-821) 322-3912; Fax: (++49-821) 322-3291.

Manitoba Agricultural Museum, Austin, Manitoba, Canada.
The vintage newspaper presses from the Oak Lake News are displayed in a replica printing office along the street of the Homesteader's Village. Located on a 50-acre site 3 km south of the junction of highways 1 and 34. Address: Box 10, Austin, Manitoba, R0H 0C0 Canada; Phone: 204-637-2354; Fax: 204-637-2395.

Mario Derra Gallery and Training Museum, Gernsheim, Germany.
Location: Riedstraße 28, 64579 Gernsheim, Germany; Email: info@mario-derra.de; Phone: 06258 4828; Fax: 06258 4827.

Mariposa Museum, Mariposa, California.
Displays include two Washington presses and one Chandler & Price. Location: 5119 Jessie St., Mariposa, CA 95338; Email: mmhc@sti.net; Phone: 209-966-2924.

Marshfield Sun Printing Museum, Coos Bay, Oregon.
Jesse Allen Luse began publishing The Marshfield Sun in 1891 and continued printing the weekly handset paper on a Washington Hand Press until his death in 1944. At that point his son boarded up the printing building, where Luse also did job printing on a Chandler & Price platen press. Today, you can visit an authentic early 20th century print shop, preserved as it was in 1944. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day, Tuesday through Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. At other times make an appointment by calling the Chamber of Commerce at 541-269-0215. Location: 1049 Front Street, Coos Bay, Oregon 97420.

New> Massey College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The Massey College Library in the University of Toronto features book arts, including printing techniques. Location: 4 Devonshire Place, Toronto, ON M5S 2E1; Email porter@masseycollege.ca; Phone: 416-978-2895.

Melbourne Museum of Printing, Footscray, Victoria, Australia.
"Disaster has struck!! Sad, Bad, News. M.M.O.P. operations are suspended (or worse) for now. MMOP is a virtual museum."

Mennonite Heritage Village Museum, Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada.
The printery includes cases of handset type and a Chandler and Price platen press that was brought to the district as a second-hand press in 1909. Address: Mennonite Heritage Village (Canada) Inc., Box 1136, Steinbach, MB R0A 2A0; Email: pklassen@mts.net; Phone: 204-326-9661.

Midway Village Museum, Rockford, Illinois.
A Victorian village with 24 historical buildings, including a print shop housed in a 3/4-scale reproduction of the original Gazette Building. Location: 6799 Guilford Road, Rockford, IL 61107; Phone: 815-397-9112; Fax: 815-397-9156;

Milton Keynes Museum, Southern Way, Wolverton, Milton Keynes, UK.
Milton Keynes Museum has over 15,000 exhibits covering the social, agricultural and industrial history of North Buckinghamshire and South Northamptonshire. The Museum is located in Wolverton at the northern end of Milton Keynes. Address: Southern Way, Wolverton, Milton Keynes MK12 5EJ; Email: info@mkmuseum.org.uk; Phone: +44 (0) 1908 316222.

Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Address: 24 North Third Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401; Phone: 612-338-3634; Fax: 612-338-1562.

Minnesota Letterpress Museum, Shakopee, Minnesota.
Address: 706 South Lewis Street, Shakopee, MN 55379-2368; Phone: 612-445-2881; Fax: 612-361-1916.

Minnesota Newspaper Museum, St. Paul, Minnesota.
Only open during the Minnesota State Fair (late August).

Mission Houses Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii.
553 South King Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813; Phone: 808-531-0481; Fax: 808-545-2280.

Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum, Jackson, Mississippi.
Equipment in the print shop includes a Washington press, two C&Ps, a Vandercook proof press, an iron hand press, a Ludlow, and a Linotype. Location: 1150 Lakeland Drive, Jackson, MS 39216; Email: tjmaryjo@bellsouth.net or WebMaster@mdac.state.ms.us; Phone: 601-713-3365 or 1-800-844-8687; Fax: 601-982-4292.

Mizuno Printing Museum, Tokyo, Japan.
Mizuno Printing Museum is located in central Tokyo District. Reservations required.

Morisawa Typography Space, Tokyo, Japan.
Address: Morisawa Bldg. 1F. 2-27 Shimomiyabi-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-0822; Phone: 03-3267-1231; Fax: 03-3267-1252.

Musée de l'Imprimerie, Nantes, France.
Location: 24, quai e la Fosse 44000 Nantes; Email: musee.imprimerie@free.fr; Phone: 02 40 73 26 55.

Il Museo Civico della Stamp, Mondvì, Italy.
Name in English: The Civic Printing Museum. Phone: 0174/559 256.

Museo della stampa Jacopo da Fivizzano, Fivizzano, Italy.
Between 1471 and 1474 printing pioneer Jacopo da Fivizzano started to print books in Fivizzano with the first Italian typefaces. Location: Palazzo Fantoni Bononi, via Labindo, 6, 54034 Fivizzano (Massa Carrara), Italia; Email: omnia.vanitas@tiscalinet.it; Phone: 0585-92.075 or 0585-92.70.32; Fax: 0187-429.227

Museum de Historische Drukkerij, Maastricht, Netherlands.
(In English: Historical Printing Museum) Location: Jodenstraat 22, NL-6211 ER Maastricht; Email info@drukkunstmuseum.nl; Phone +31 (0)43-321-6376.

Museum füer Schriftguss, Satz und Druckverfahren, Darmstadt, Germany.
The Hessian State Museum has a department, the Museum for typecasting, typesetting and printing methods, that maintains numerous pieces of printing equipment, including an extensive collection of matrices from the Stempel foundry. Location: Kirschenallee 88, D 64293 Darmstadt, Germany.

New> Museum of Book and Printing of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine.
The museum collection includes manuscripts, old printed books,and printing presses. Location: 01015, Ukraine, Kyiv, Lavrska Street, 9, building 9-10; E-mail: bookmuseum.ua@gmail.com; Phone: 044 280 2210 or 044 280 7976

Museum Joure , Joure, Netherlands.
Location: Geelgieterstraat 1-11, 8501 CA Joure, The Netherlands; Email: info@museumjoure.nl; Phone: 0513 - 41 22 83

Museum of American Heritage, Palo Alto, California.
Hours: Friday through Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Location: 51 Homer Avenue; Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1731, Palo Alto, CA 94302; Email: mail@moah.org; Phone: 650-321-1004. Museum print shop includes a Model 31 Linotype.

Museum of Newport History, Newport, Rhode Island.
Includes display of the printing press used by James Franklin (Ben's older brother). Location: 82 Touro Street, Newport, RI; Phone: 401-841-8770; Fax: 401-846-1853.

The Museum of Printing, Haverhill, Massachusetts.
The Museum’s building contains a store, several galleries, two libraries, and meeting and workshop areas. The Main Gallery contains printing presses of all kinds. There are also two art galleries with rotating exhibits.

The Museum of Printing at NERAM, Armidale, NSW, Australia.
Part of the New England Regional Art Museum. Collection includes Albions, platen presses, Linotype, and other printing equipment. Open 10:30 am to 3:30 pm on Thursdays and Fridays or by appointment. Kentucky St., Armidale, NSW 2350; Email: admin@neram.com.au; phone (02) 6772 5255.

Museum of Printing History, Houston, Texas.
This museum displays a wide range of presses and related equipment, and a collection of historic printed materials. It features a number of galleries and working shops on various aspects of the graphic arts, including letterpress. There is a working replica of the Johann Gutenberg press, and visitors are able to print a leaf from the Gutenberg Bible. There is also an ornate Columbian press, set up to print the Bill of Rights. Address: 1324 West Clay Street, Houston, TX 77019; Phone: 713-522-4652.

Museum of Printing Press, Istanbul, Turkey.
A building in the Cemberlitas district, originally built as a university by Safvet Pasha, houses the Press Museum. Location: Divanyolu Cad. 84, Istanbul, Turkey; Phone: +90 212 513 8458.

Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, England, UK.
“Situated in the oldest passenger railway buildings in the world, the Museum tells the story of the history, science and industry of Manchester - the world's first industrial city.” Location: Liverpool Road, Castlefield, Manchester M3 4FP England, UK; Email: marketing@mosi.org.uk; Phone: 0161 832 2244.

Museum of Science and Technology, Milan, Italy.
A museum that covers many areas of science and industry. A section exploring the development of writing and printing is divided into four distinct areas: writing systems, typewriters, papermaking equipment, and printing presses. Location: Via San Vittore 21, 20123 Milano; Email: museo@museoscienza.org; Phone: +39 02 48 5551; Fax: +39 02 48 0100 16;

Museum of South Somerset, Yeovil, UK.
Location: off Hendford in Yeovil; Phone: (01935)424774.

Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind, Louisville, Kentucky.
At the American Printing House for the Blind, visitors can tour a working print shop as well as the museum with exhibits on tactile printing from 1786 to the present. Location: 1839 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky 40206-0085; Email: museum@aph.org; Phone: 502-895-2405; Fax: 502-899-2274.

Museum of Transport, Technology and Social History, Auckland, New Zealand.
The museum's 40 acres, on two sites, records many of the technological developments that have helped shape New Zealand. Location: 805 Great North Road, Western Springs, Auckland; Address: P.O. Box 44-114, Point Chevalier, Auckland; Phone: 64-9-846 0199; Fax: 64-9-846 4242; Hours: Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed Christmas Day.

Museum of Typography, Chania, Crete, Greece
Location: 03, Park of Local Industries Building 13, Souda 732 00, Greece. Email: info@typography-museum.gr; Phone: +30 2821 080090.

Museum van het Boek/Museum Meermanno-Westreenianum , The Hague, The Netherlands.
House of the Book/Museum Meermanno; Location: Prinsessegracht 30, 2514 AP Den Haag, The Netherlands; Email: info@meermanno.nl; Phone: +31 (0) 70 3462700.

Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, Connecticut.
An outdoor maritime museum located on a 40 acre waterfront site, the Museum exhibits historic tall ships and small boats, a New England coastal village and extensive collections of art, ship models and artifacts. The Mystic Press, assembled to represent a newspaper and job printing shop of the late 19th century, contains the tools and technology of the journeyman printer's trade. Location: 75 Greenmanville Avenue, Mystic, CT 06355-0990; Phone: 860-572-0711.

National Museum of Industrial History, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
In 2018 the museum obtained a Linotype. Location: 602 E 2nd St., Bethlehem, PA 18015; Email: info@nmih.org; Phone: 610-694-6644.

National Museum of Science and Technology, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Museum has a Printing and Typesetting collection. The range of materials includes type casters and plate makers, type, printing plates and type storage systems, typesetting equipment, pre-press makeup and lockup tools, and printing presses. Location and hours are available on their Web page.

National Museum of Science and Technology (Tekniska Museet), Stockholm, Sweden.
The museum's permanent exhibits cover a wide range of activities, from forestry, printing and rail transport to mining, chemistry, energy distribution and telecommunications.

National Press Museum (Museu da Imprensa Nacional), Brasilia, Brazil.
Located in the Graphics Industry Sector, Block 6, Lot 800; Phone: +55 061 3441 9618.

National Print Museum, Dublin, Ireland.
Location: Old Garrison Chapel, Beggars Bush Barracks, Dublin 4, Ireland; Email: info@nationalprintmuseum.ie; Phone: +353-1-660-3770; Preserving Ireland's printing heritage, the museum features actual working exhibits. Guided Tours and Audio-visual show.

Nederlands Drukkerijmuseum, Etten-Leur, Netherlands.
Location: Leeuwerik 8, 4872 MP Etten-Leur, The Netherlands; Email: info@nederlandsdrukkerijmuseum.eu; Phone: 076 50 34 826.

New Echota Historic Site, Calhoun, Georgia.
Location: 1211 Chatsworth Hwy. N.E., Calhoun, Georgia 30701 (.5 mile east of I-75 via Ga. 225); Phone: 706-624-1321. At New Echota the Cherokee established a capital for their nation in 1825. They fought to stay using the white men's printed page, laws and courts. Tour the reconstructed Print Shop where the bilingual newspaper, the Cherokee Phoenix, was printed.

New> New England Regional Art Museum (NERAM), Armidale, New South Wales, Australia.
The Museum of Printing includes printing presses and other equipment and books on printing. Location: 106 - 114 Kentucky St., Armidale NSW 2350; Phone: (02) 6772 5255

Newspaper Museum, Collinsville, Oklahoma.
Location: 1108 W. Main St., Collinsville, Oklahoma 74021; Hours: Saturday 9am to 5pm; Cost: $3 adult, $2 under 13, $2 each in group of 4 or more; Email: wrightted@aol.com; Phone: 918-371-1470. The museum building housed The Collinsville News from 1911 - 1987.

New> Norsk Grafisk Museum, Stavanger, Norway.
(In English: Norwegian Printing Museum) Location Muségata 16, 4010 Stavanger, Norway; Email: post@museumstavanger.no; Phone: 51 84 27 00.

New> North Berrin Historical Museum, Coloma, Michigan.
Location: 300 Coloma Ave., Coloma, MI, 49038; Email: info@northberrienhistory.org; Phone: 269-468-3330.

Northwest Pennsylvania Steam Engine and Old Equipment Association, Portersville, Pennsylvania.
The Vintage Village includes a Print Shop. Location: 1512 Perry Highway Portersville, PA 16051.

Okains Bay Museum, Okains Bay, New Zealand.
The print shop contains an Intertype caster, a platen and a wonderful huge Albion iron hand press. Email: Okains.Museum@xtra.co.nz; Phone: 64-3-304-8611.

Old Cowtown Museum, Wichita, Kansas.
A 17 acre open-air living history museum which recreates Wichita and Sedgwick County, Kansas from 1865 to 1880. The Business District includes a press room in the Eagle Newspaper exhibit. Address: 1871 Sim Park Drive, Wichita, KS 67203; Email: cowtown@southwind.net; Phone: 316-264-0671.

The Old Mormon Print Shop Museum, Beaver Island, Michigan.
Located on an island in Lake Michigan.

Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts.
The largest history museum in the Northeast, Old Sturbridge Village re-creates the daily work activities and community celebrations of a rural 19th-century town in authentic, living history. The Printing Office includes an Acorn Frame Press. Address: Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA 01566; Email: osvvc@osv.org; Phone: 508-347-3362.

Olde Mill House Gallery & Printing Museum, Homosassa, Florida.
A museum featuring printing equipment from days gone by, including a working Linotype machine. (Located near Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins State Historic Site on S.R. 490, west of U.S. 19 in Homosassa.) Address: 10466 West Yulee Drive, Homosassa, FL 34448; Phone: 352-628-1081.

New> Olde Yakima Letterpress Museum, Union Gap, Washington.
Located within the Central Washington Agricultural Museum. Location: 4508 Main St.; Union Gap, WA 98903; Email: pialley@jps.net; Phone: 206-719-4979

Overland Trail Museum, Sterling, Colorado.
The museum includes a Print Shop. Address: 110 Overland Trail, Sterling, CO 80751; Phone: 970-522-3895.

The Palace Press of the Governors, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Part of the New Mexico History Museum. Address: 113 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, NM; Email: ithomas.leech@state.nm.us; Phone: 505-476-5200.

Peabody Printing Museum, Peabody, Kansas.
Location: 210 N. Walnut, Peabody, KS 66866; Phone: 620-983-9114. Hours: Wednesday - Sunday, Memorial Day, Labor Day 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 pm.

Penrith Museum of Printing, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia.
Location: within the grounds of the Penrith Showground/Paceway complex, Cnr Ransley & Station Streets, Penrith, NSW, 2750 Australia; Email: Printmuseum@aol.com; Phone: (02) 47 312 714.

Peruvian Printing Museum (Museo Gráfico El Peruano), Lima, Peru.
Location: Av. Alfonso Ugarte 873, Lima, Peru; Email: editoraperu@editoraperu.com.pe; Phone: 511-3150400.

Pinnaroo Printing Museum, Pinnaroo, SA, Australia.
Location: Soldiers Memorial Park, South Terrace, Pinnaroo, SA; Phone: (085)77-8115. Hours: 9-10 a.m. and 4-5 p.m. daily, or by appointment.

Pioneer Arizona Living History Museum, Phoenix, Arizona.
Museum includes a Reconstructed Print Shop. Location: 3901 West Pioneer Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85086; Email: clainaz@aol.com; Phone: 623-465-1052; Fax: 623-465-0683;

Pioneer Settlement for the Creative Arts, Barberville, Florida.
The museum's letterpress operation includes 3 treadle-operated C&Ps plus an assortment of Kelseys. Location: State Road 40 just west of U.S. 17; Address: 1776 Lightfoot Lane, Barberville, FL 32105; email: info@pioneersettlement.org; Phone: 386-749-2959.

Pioneer Vilage Museum, Cameron, Wisconsin.
Among forty buildings on the site is The Gazette Newspaper Office. Location: 1.5 miles West of Cameron, WI, on Hwy.W (Museum Road); Mail: P.O. Box 242, Cameron, WI 54822; Email: museum1@chibardun.net; Phone: 715-458-2080.

Plantin-Moretus Museum, Antwerp, Belgium.
Location: Vrijdagmarkt 22, Antwerp, Belgium. Email: mpm@lib.ua.ac.be

The Platen Press Museum, Zion, Illinois.
A working museum dedicated to preserving the arts of: hot metal composition, letterpress, multigraphing, stone lithography and bookbinding. Call Paul Aken at 847-746-8170 to arrange a visit. (Paul's address is 39221 N. Lewis Ave., Zion, IL 60099.) Location of museum is halfway between Milwaukee and Chicago on Lake Michigan: 3053 Sheridan Road, Zion, IL 60099; Phone: 847-731-1945.

Pleasant Point Museum and Railway, South Canterbury, New Zealand.
Museum exhibits include a printing display with a Harris Intertype - Model C, a Shaws' Striker Ruling Machine, a Chandler and Price Platen Press, a Bremner Machine Company's Wharfedale, a 1893 Albion Press, and an Aug. Brehmer Stapling Machine. Phone: (03) 614 8323.

Point Jaune Museum, St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Located in an 1898 post office, the Point Jaune Museum is a link between traditional communication and contemporary art. Following the concept of the early 17th century “Ordinary-Wochen-Zeytung”, the letterpress and the hand-set lead type are in use to print the “Wochenblatt”. Location: POINT JAUNE, Linsebühlstrasse 77, CH 9000 St.Gallen, Switzerland; Email: postpost@gmx.ch; Phone: +41 (0)71 222 14 91 or +41 (0)71 222 14 84.

Pompallier Mission and Printery, Russell, Northland, New Zealand.
Two printing exhibits are the Gaveaux press (French manufacture Stanhope press) and a replica of a French common press (a hand press where the frame is made from wood). Email: pompallier@historic.org.nz; Phone: +64 9 403 9015; Fax: +64 9 403 9030.

The Portuguese Printing Press Museum, Oporto, Portugal.
The museum has dozens of working printing presses. Location: Estrada Nacional 108 Nº 206, 4300 Porto, Portugal; Email: mni@museudaimprensa.pt; Phone: 22 530 49 66 / 22 530 06 48.

Portland Museum, Louisville, Kentucky.
Hours: Tues.- Fri., 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Location: 2308 Portland Ave., Louisville, KY; Phone: 502-776-7678.

Printing Museum, Tokyo, Japan.
The Printing Museum occupies the first floor and first basement of Toppan Printing Co.'s office building in the Koishikawa district of Tokyo. Hours: 10:00 - 18:00 (closed Mondays, unless Monday is a holiday, in which case closed the following day); Location: Toppan Koishikawa Building 1-3-3 Suido, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-8531; Email: info@printing-museum.org; Phone: +81 3-5840-2300.

The Printing Museum , Wellington, New Zealand.
The Printing Museum houses one of the largest collections of printing equipment in the Southern Hemisphere. In March 2011, the Museum had to leave its rented premises and its equipment was put in storage. Since then the museum has made progress to secure a permanent home for its collection of Wellington's printing history. Email: info@theprintingmuseum.org.nz; Secretary-Treasurer: Dan Tait-Jamieson, Phone +64 (0)274 444-599.

The Printing Office of Edes & Gill, Boston, Massachusetts.

A colonial-era printing experience located along the Freedom Trail at the historic Clough House, located adjacent to Old North Church. Location: 21 Unity St., Boston, MA 02113; Email: edes@bostongazette.org.

R. C. Baker Museum, Coalinga, California. (alternate page availale)
The museum has a complete letterpress shop that was established in 1952. The curator of the print shop is a family member of the original owner.

Riverside Museum at Blakes Lock, Reading, Berkshire, UK.
Includes a reconstruction of an old print shop, Parnell's of London Street. Location: Gasworks Road, Kenavon Drive, Reading, Berkshire; Email: curator@readingmuseum.org.uk; Phone: 0118 939 9800.

Roanoke Press, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.
Roanoke Press - Croatoan Bookery, Ltd is a combination printing museum and used book store. Location: 2006 S Croatoan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948; Phone: 919-480-1890; Fax 919-473-1515.

Robert Smail's Printing Works, Innerleithen, Borders, Scotland, UK.
Open from Easter to October. Location: High Street, Innerleithen, 6m east of Peebles; Phone: (01896) 830206. A complete working Victorian jobbing printery, established in 1857, that continued printing (letterpress only; handsetting, no hot metal) on a Columbian handpress, a Wharfdale Reliant flatbed, a couple of Falcon platens, a 1953 Heidleberg automatic platen and a treadle Arab. The machines were originally water-powered by a waterwheel in the lade underneath the building. On display are issues of The St. Ronans Standard, a weekly newspaper published from 1893 to 1916, and 50 huge guard books containing an annotated copy of every job printed. Visitors can hand-set type in the caseroom and see their efforts proofed on the Columbian press. “The best thing about Smail's is that it really is a print shop, not a collection of printing equipment, and it has an enchanting atmosphere. Not to be missed.” -- Ian Boyter (boyterdesign@blueyonder.co.uk) who worked with National Trust for Scotland to prepare the shop for visitors.

Rosenlöfs Tryckerimuseum, Kungsgården, Sweden.
In 1890 the Rosenlöf brothers, Helmer and Ruben, founded this typical jobbing print shop, which included a bookbindery and a stationer's shop. During the 1920s and 30s the business was at its height, with the firm employing 15 to 25 peoples. In 1938 the firm was sold to the employers. It closed in July 1974 and was left just as it had been. In 1983 it reopened as a museum, looking as if the working people has just gone home. Location: Korsikavägen 23, 812 93 KungsgÃ¥rden, Sweden; Email: solvig.aho@tele2.se; Phone: +46 290 376 18.

The Roy M. Chatters Print Museum, Palouse, Washington.
The museum preserves letterpress printing equipment and an extensive collection of early newspapers from throughout Whitman County.

New> The Royal Press, Malacca City, Malacca, Malaysia.
"One of the oldest surviving polyglot letterpress museum in the world dedicated to preserving the craft of letterpress printing."

Saint Bride Printing Library, London, England, UK.
Location: Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8EE; Email: stbride@corpoflondon.gov.uk; Phone: 020-7353-4660; Fax: 020-7583-7073.

New> Saint George's Historical Society Museum, St. George, Bermuda.
The Featherbed Alley Printshop is located in the lower lever of the Mitchell House. Location: St. George's Historical Society Museum, York Street, Saint George's, Bermuda.

San Lazzaro degli Armeni, Venice, Italy.
This monastery has produced books since the 17th century. The monks offer guided tours. Location: The monastery is located on an island in a Venice lagoon. The No. 20 vaporetto leaves San Zaccaria, near the Piazza San Marco, for the islands of San Servolo and San Lazzaro.

New> San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site,San Felipe, Texas.
Historic site interpreting printing in Texas in the 1820s and 1830s. Exhibit gallery includes 1830s Smith-style press made by R. Hoe and Company. Walking trail identifies site of one of the printing office locations. Outdoor exhibit, the Villa de Austin, includes reconstructed printing office of the 1820s, including reproduction wooden Ramage-style common press. Location: 2 miles north of I-10, just west of Houston; Address: 220 2nd St., San Felipe, TX 77473; Phone: 979-885-2181.

The Science Museum, London, England, UK.
Location: Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD (Nearest Tube Station: South Kensington); Phone numbers: Recorded message, +44 (0)171 938-8111; General Enquiries, +44 (0)171 938-8008/8080. According to their Web page, there is a Printing and Paper-making gallery.

Shakespeare Press Museum, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California.
Maintained by students on the ground floor of the Graphic Arts department (Room 116, Bldg. 26), the Museum welcomes anyone who is interested in viewing their collection of 19 operating presses, type, and other printing equipment.

Sharlot Hall Museum, Prescott, Arizona.
Includes the Robert A. Bates Memorial Print Shop. Location: 415 West Gurley Street, Prescott, AZ 86301; Email: cstephan@lib.az.us; Phone: 520-445-3122; Fax: 520-776-9053.

Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, Vermont.
The Ben Lane Printing Shop is a working exhibit with a variety of presses and other equipment. Address: US Route 7, PO Box 10, Shelburne, VT 05482; Email: mseinfo@together.net; Phone: 802-985-3346; Fax: 802-985-2331.

Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
The Sisters of Providence have opened a museum at Providence Manor to commemorate the role of their former printing operation in the congregation's history. Address: P.O. Box 427, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 4W4; Location: 1200 Princess Street; Email: communications@providence.ca; Phone: 613-544-4525; Fax: 613-544-4957 .

Slovenia Partisan Printing Shop, Idrija, Slovenia
Part of The Idrija Municipal Museum. Located in Gewerkenegg Castle. Prelovčeva ulica 9, 5280 Idrija, Slovenia. Email: secret@muzej-idrija-cerkno.si; Phone: +386 5 372 66 00.

Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. C.
Until late 2003, the of Printing and Graphic Arts featured tools and equipment of the printing trades, a print shop and post office of about 1800, a print shop of 1865, a newspaper shop of the 1880s, and a foundry from the mid-19th century.

South County Museum, Narragansett, Rhode Island.
The museum Print Shop is housed in its own building. Location: across the street from the Narragansett Town Beach on Route 1A; Address: P.O. Box 709, Narragansett, RI 02882; Phone: 401-783-5400.

South Street Seaport Museum, New York, New York.
12 Fulton St, New York, NY 10038; Phone 212-748-8600. Visit Bowne & Co., Stationers, a functioning recreation of a 19th-century printing shop, using vintage presses to print stationery and personalized cards (location: 211 Water St.) and Bowne Printers, an expansion of Bowne & Co., Stationers that uses seven historic presses to create individual designs using custom plates or historic fonts (location: 209 Water St.). Both Bowne locations are open 7 days a week from 11 A.M to 7 P.M.

Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum, Beaumont, Texas.
This local history museum, operated by Lamar University on their campus, includes the Lamb's Printing Exhibit. Location: 5550 Jimmy Simmons Blvd., Beaumont, TX 77705; Email: info@lambsprintingexhibit.org; Phone: 409-880-1750.

State Capital Publishing Museum, Guthrie, Oklahoma.
Address: 301 W. Harrison Ave., Guthrie, OK 73044; Phone: 405-282-4123.

State Museum of the History of Saint Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Includes a Museum of Printing. Nearest metro stations: Nevsky Prospekt; Location: 32 Moika Embankment, St. Petersburg; Email: gmi@spbmuseum.ru; Phone: +7(812)230-64-31.

Stichting Lettergieten , Westzaan, Netherlands.
Location: Jac. van Weartstraat 53, Westzaan, The Netherlands; Phone: +31 (0) 75 -6285753.

Stratford-Perth Museum, Stratford, Ontario, Canada.
The Printing Shop includes a Washington Press manufactured by A.B. Taylor of New York. Location: 270 Water St., Stratford, Ont., Canada, N5A 3C9; Email: spmuseum@cyg.net; Phone: 519-271-5311.

The System Source Computer Museum, Hunt Valley, Maryland.
This computer museum boasts a Model 31 Linotype. "Call ahead for a demo as it takes 1.5 hours to heat up the metal." Location: 338 Clubhouse Rd., Hunt Valley, MD 21031; Phone: 410–771–5544.

Taranaki Pioneer Village, Stratford, New Zealand.
Taranaki Pioneer Village has a letterpress print shop based around the newspaper Egmont Settler, 1890-1903. It is housed in a copy of the old Jullet Street building. The plant includes an 1858 Albion, a 1960 Heidleberg, a model 78 Linotype, and a cooperette platen. Location: State Highway 3, South of Stratford in Central Taranaki, New Zealand; Email: admin@pioneervillage.co.nz; Phone: 06 765 5399.

Tennessee Newspaper & Printing Museum, Rogersville, Tennessee.
The printing museum is open Tuesday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and other times by previous arrangement. Location: 415 South Depot St., Rogersville, TN 37857; Email: rha@xtn.net; Phone: 423-272-1961.

Tipoteca Italiana fondazione, Cornuda, Italy.
Location: Via Canapificio, 3 31041 Cornuda (Treviso) - Italia; Email: info@tipoteca.it; Phone: +39.0423.86338.

Tombstone Epitaph, Tombstone, Arizona.
A free 1880s newspaper museum displaying vintage newspapers and printing equipment.

Troy Museum & Historic Village, Troy, Michigan.
The print shop includes an 1890 Chandler & Price and a 1910 Golding Jobber. Location: 60 W. Wattles Road at Livernois Road, Troy, MI 48098; Phone: 248-524-3570; Fax: 248-524-3572.

The Type Archive, London, England, UK.
The Type Archive holds the National Typefounding Collection, purchased with grants from the National Heritage Memorial Fund. Open by appointment. Location: 100 Hackford Road, SW9 0QU, London; Email: quiries@typearchive.org

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, Tubac, Arizona.
Included in the various displays is the oldest hand press in Arizona. Location: 45 miles south of Tucson on Interstate 19; Address: One Burruel Street, Tubac, AZ 85646; Phone: 520-398-2252.

Typographiae, Museo della Stampa, Trapani, Italy.
Location: Palazzo Milo, via Garibaldi 70, I - 91100 Trapani, (Sicilia) Italia; Email: officina@officina.it; Phone: +39/09238 08111 - 09238 08444; Fax: +39/09232 3423. For information please contact Mr. Renato Alongi.

Typorama, Bischofszell, Switzerland.
Location: Fabrikstrasse 30a, 9220 Bischofszell; Email: info@typorama.ch; Phone: ++41 (0)71 422 28 20.

New> Union County Historical Village & Museum, Creston, Iowa.
Recreation of an 1890s village with a print shop that includes a Model 8 Linotype. Location: W Adams and Spillway Rd., Creston, IA; Email: tourism@crestoniowachamber.com; Phone: 641-782-4000.

The University of Reading, Reading, UK.
The Typography and Graphic Communication department has a collection of very old letterpresses equipment that is used to produce documents, teach techniques and do research. There is also a large collection of wood type. Location: The Whitenights campus is located on the south side of Reading; Email: information@reading.ac.uk; Phone: 44 (0)118 378 8408.

Upper Canada Village, Ontario, Canada.
This 19th century rural community contains many exhibits, including a printing office. Location: in the heart of Eastern Ontario on County Road 2 (formerly Highway 2), 11 km (7 miles) east of Morrisburg and 29 km (18 miles) west of Cornwall. Phone: 613-543-3704.

Vicksburg Museum and Historic Village, Vicksburg, Michigan.
Location: 300 North Richardson St., Vicksburg, MI 49097; Email: vixmus1@yahoo.com; Phone: 269-649-1733.

Vincennes State Historic Sites, Vincennes, Indiana.
Includes the Elihu Stout Print Shop. Address: 1 W. Harrison Street, Vincennes, IN 47591; Email: vincennesshs@indianamuseum.org; Phone: 812-882-7422 or 812-882-7472; Fax: 812-882-0928.

Wai-te-ata Press, Wellington, New Zealand.
Located at Victoria University of Wellington; address: University of Wellington, PO Box 600, Wellington.

Watford Museum , Watford, Herts, UK
The Watford Museum includes some presses and history related to letterpress and gravure.

Web Museum of Wood Types and Ornaments (Web)
"This Web Museum is established for the purpose of educating the general public, and the next generation, on the beauties of wood types and engraved blocks. Our mission is to gather, save, preserve, and interpret wood types and information about them."

Werkstätten und Museum für Druckkunst, Leipzig, Germany.
(In English: Museum of the Printing Arts) History of typecasting, handpresses & printing machines, etc... with the important collection of SchumacherGebler. Nonnenstrasse 38, D-04229 Leipzig; Email: info@druckkunst-museum.de; Phone: +49 - 3 41 - 4 90 49-0; Fax: +49 - 3 41 - 4 90 49-49. Hours: Monday to Friday (except holidays) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Western New York Book Arts Center, Buffalo, New York
Features a letterpress and screenprinting studio, a gallery, a working museum, and a boutique. 468 Washington St., Buffalo, NY 14203; Email: info@wnybookarts.org; Phone: 716-348-1430.

Wooden Nickel Historical Museum, San Antonio, Texas.
Includes printing presses used to make wooden nickels. 345 Old Austin Rd., San Antonio, TX 78209; Email: museum@wooden-nickel.net; Phone: 210-829-1291; Fax: 210-832-8965

Workshop Museum of Bookprinting, Grignan, France.
Phone: 04-75-46-57-16; Fax: 04-75-46-55-12.

Wyalusing Valley Museum, Wyalusing, Pennsylvania.
Location: changing; see website Email: info@wyalusingmuseum.com; Phone: 570-746-3979.

Yaldhurst Museum of Transport & Science, Christchurch, New Zealand.
The exhibition buildings house more than 100 vehicles including vintage and class cars, motor cycles, racing cars, horse drawn carriages, fire engines, farm machinery, military equipment and naval display. Also included is a working print shop. Location: School Road, Yaldhurst, Christchurch; Address: School Road, Yaldhurst, RD6, Christchurch; Phone: 64-3-342 7914; Fax: 64-3-342 7916; Hours: Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by arrangement.

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