What is there to do?

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.

Museum Plantin-Moretus is open!  We will put the well-being of our visitors and employees first. We are taking take various precautions to offer you a pleasant and safe visit.  You can read more about them here. We hope to welcome you soon.

 
Campagnebeeld 'een eeuw van verwondering'
Exhibition
Friday 09 October 2020 - Sunday 21 February 2021 from 10:00 to 17:00
Individual visitors
The 16th century print series Nova Reperta (New Discoveries) and contemporary developments are central to this exhibition. It is no coincidence that the sciences were high on Plantin's list of books.
Mini-expo
Saturday 28 November 2020 - Sunday 28 February 2021 from 10:00 to 17:00
Individual visitors
Christophe Plantin was a first-class networker. He kept in touch with both friends and foes through letters. Do his letters give a clue as to what Plantin really thought?
Not to be missed
It's Christophe Plantin's birthday and we're celebrating
In 2020, we will celebrate the 500th birthday of Christophe Plantin. We will do this with a generous and varied programme that offers a surprising view of a versatile man: Christophe Plantin as an inspiration, traveller, letter writer and citizen of the turbulent 16th century. Will you celebrate with us?
More activities
bezoekers aan het raam van de leeszaal
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. Here is an overview of our activities.
 
wachtrij voor het museum
Group visits and guided tours are currently unavailable.
Active, fun, educational guided tours... Creative workshops on books and printing... Activities for students of all ages.
verklede kleuters volgen een rondleiding in Museum Plantin-Moretus
Get to work just like a real printer or listen to the museum coming to life in the audio play.
 
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