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Antwerp, Belgium: The Plantin-Moretus Museum

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Prices are in <strong>euros</strong>.

It is recommended so that you may enjoy the tour fully to bring your own camera and note-taking materials. Group size is limited.

Visitors under 12 €11.00
Card-Holders (Antwerp residents with an A-kaart) €11.00
12 – 25 years of age €17.00
Over 65 years of age €17.00
26 – 65 years of age €19.00

Why MBT charges a small fee in addition to what the museum charges

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.

Pictures taken by your Tour Guide during the tour may be posted on our website or social media to encourage others to take the tour. If you are not agreeable to this, please let your Tour Guide know.

Where we'll meet

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Tour Guides for this museum: Guido Backeljau*
* Tour Guides are assigned by the home-office and may not always be available by request.

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