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The Maison de l'Imprimerie or Print museum in Thuin

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The Maison de l'Imprimerie, an active technical museum dedicated to the paper trades, is home to a large collection of printing equipment. Come and learn more about this fascinating trade, which has changed so much since Gutenberg et put your ideas on paper. See you in Thuin!

This museum offers an active and convivial visit allowing you to discover typography, engraving and binding.

Facilitators will guide you to the production of rag paper, the manual and mechanical composition of typographical characters and the printing of texts and engravings on old presses.

Make an impression

You can also give printing a try, whether in small and large formats, even get a poster printed on a press built in 1823.

Inaugurated in 1997, the Maison de l'Imprimerie aims at sharing the technical heritage and know-how related to the artisanal and industrial printing industry, from the invention of the mobile character by Gutenberg to its offset in the 1970s.

Creative workshops are regularly organised for children.

Visitors with specific needs
The Maison de l'Imprimerie is part of the sites certified by the official label Access-i (meaning with facilities or/activities adapted to travellers with specific needs). You will find more details on the website to plan your visit.

 

The information provided is an indication only. We advise you to inquire directly with the organisers of the event that interests you before you leave.