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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.



COVID-19 : Recreational/tourist travel to and from Belgium is prohibited from Wednesday 27 January to Monday 1 April 2021. In accordance with the latest Covid-19 restrictions, most museums, tourist attractions and information centres are now closed in Wallonia, and events cancelled. We do our best to keep our information up to date but it's always best to check with the site you wish to visit before heading there - by phone, email, social media or simply a look at their website - to see their latest opening hours and entry conditions. Some will prefer you to book your ticket in advance. Infos
This information is given for indication purposes only, best to check with the site you hope to visit before heading there - by phone, email, social media or simply by visiting their website.

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