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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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Explore the house, the garden and the press in Plantin-Moretus Museum
Step into the world of the influential Plantin and Moretus publishing families. Christophe Plantin literally spent his life among books. He lived with his wife and five daughters at the premises of his printing and publishing business on Vrijdagmarkt. Together with Jan Moretus, he built up one of the most precious publishing companies of all time, from scratch. Today, the museum is the only museum in the world on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
News
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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.
Explore the home and business premises of Plantin and the Moretus family on your own, with an audio play, booklet or game. Or take a guided tour.
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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.
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