TOUR:

The Bible: A Story of Survival

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This immersive tour lets you step back into the 16th Century and helps you find out how and why book printing changed the course of history. It will leave you literally “impressed” with the value of The Book.

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About the tour:

This immersive tour lets you step back into the 16th Century and helps you find out how and why book printing changed the course of history. Feel how your appreciation for God’s Word is strengthened as you see how Bible translators and publishers risked their lives to preserve its existence and purity. It will leave you literally “impressed” with the value of The Book.

About the museum/location:

The Plantin-Moretus museum is the only museum on the UNESCO world heritage list. This printery, dating back to 1555, was – at its peak – the biggest in the world. It was the epicenter of book printing at a crucial time in history, surviving 9 generations of printers before it became a museum at the end of the 19th Century.

Oldest printing presses -
The actual printery, containing the 2 oldest printing presses in the world, is so well preserved and left unchanged, it makes you feel as if you step inside while the 16th century printers are on a lunch break.

Oldest printing presses - The actual printery, containing the 2 oldest printing presses in the world, is so well preserved and left unchanged, it makes you feel as if you step inside while the 16th century printers are on a lunch break.

Royal Bible -
The museum library contains unique manuscripts and printed Bibles, among which the beautifully handwritten Wenceslas Bible, a rare complete 32-line Gutenberg Bible, and the pride of the printery … the Antwerp Polyglot or Royal Bible.

Royal Bible - The museum library contains unique manuscripts and printed Bibles, among which the beautifully handwritten Wenceslas Bible, a rare complete 32-line Gutenberg Bible, and the pride of the printery … the Antwerp Polyglot or Royal Bible.

Typesetting -
The museum is home to the greatest type collection ever brought together, allowing Plantijn the status of Royal Printer.

Typesetting - The museum is home to the greatest type collection ever brought together, allowing Plantijn the status of Royal Printer.

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