Tour: “The Written Word”Museum: The Plantin-Moretus Museum
This tour is available by request.
Dates: You will be able to select your date during the reservation process (or upon correspondence).
The Plantin-Moretus Museum printing offices, workshop, library and printing room have all been preserved in their original state and offer a unique insight in the living and working conditions at this thriving printing and publishing house.
Intact. Ready to roll. There they stand, the oldest printing presses in the world. The entire workshop of the world-famous printing works is still there, after 440 years, as if the working day is about to begin for the compositors, type founders, printers and proof-readers at any moment.
Some of the museum's highlights include an original Gutenberg Bible, the world's two oldest printing presses and multi-language Plantin Polyglot Bible with Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek and Syriac texts.
What you will experience:
Qualified guides will tour you through the museum and highlight artifacts related to the Bible theme. You will learn among other things, about Bible history, prophecy as well as Biblical archaeology. Furthermore, you will learn about historical persons in connection with the Bible. High-quality artwork of Bible persons, places, and historical individuals will be used throughout the tour to enhance your experience. The tour will be interactive with thought-provoking questions being posed by your guide throughout the tour.