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    Welcome to the premises of the Plantin and Moretus family

    Walk inside the printing office and house of the Plantin-Moretus family as if you were a friend of theirs visiting 400 years ago.


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    Museum Plantin-Moretus received a highly commendation from the judging panel of the Museums + Heritage awards.
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    Why you shouldn't miss the Plantin-Moretus Museum.
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    The museum comes to life with a new audio play on the Antwerp Museum App.
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    Practical information about opening times, ticket sales, how to get to the Museum and accessibility. You will find that everyone is welcome at the Plantin-Moretus Museum.
  • Christophe Plantin was an intellectual with a flair for business. Shortly before 1550 he moved from France to Antwerp. Five years later he started his own printing press, which he built into the largest in the world.
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    In our reading room you can consult numerous authentic documents. You will find a precious archive of printed works, manuscripts and drawings.
  • A map will guide you around the highlights of the museum in about one hour. Would you like to spend more time? Please choose a guide from the bookshelves in the hall or read the information over here.
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    Discover the magic of the Museum. In mansion and printing press. In room and studio. In letters and typography. In beautiful books. Experience how, long before our digital age, words and images were spread around the world.
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    Fancy an unusual adventure? Visit the world’s best preserved printing press and soak up the intimate atmosphere there. Young and old, type freaks and bookworms alike will all enjoy the guided tours, exhibitions and workshops here.
  • Christophe Plantin and his son-in-law Jan Moretus were a revolutionary duo. They were the first printers on an industrial scale – the Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg of their day. Four hundred years later, you can simply drop in on them. Because their home and workplace are still there, as if they had just popped out to the bakery.
  • Digitisation is central to the management of the Museum Plantin-Moretus’ extensive collection. Using the online search modules, you can search our digital databases. In this way, you can reserve books, documents, drawings or prints that you wish to consult in the reading room.
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