Discover 440 years of print works at the Plantin-Moretus Museum in Antwerp. A designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, Plantin-Moretus Museum honours famous 16th century printers Christophe Plantin and Jan Moretus and is located inside their former residence and business, the Plantin Press.
Dating from the same period as Carolus Borromeus Church and Rubenshuis, Plantin-Moretus is one of many notable museums in Antwerp, including Middelheim Museum
and the Modemuseum.
Discover print works at Plantin-Moretus Museum
The impressive house and grounds at Plantin-Moretus Museuem offers visitors a glimpse back into the 16th century. The museum has been tastefully maintained and still boasts many of its original features, and imaginative displays help visitors learn the history of the printing process.
The oldest printing presses in the world can still be found on the grounds at Plantin-Moretus Museum, completely intact and in working order, along with an impressive art collection that features works by local master Peter Paul Rubens. More than 30,000 printed works and old editions can also be found on site at the museum, offering the finest example of European typography found anywhere in the world.
Visiting Plantin-Moretus Museum
Located in central Antwerp in walking distance from the Groenplaats, Plantin-Moretus Museum is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 - 17:00. Visitors can gain entrance to the house and grounds with their admission ticket, while the reading rooms require special permission to visit for research purposes.
Guests at the Park Inn by Radisson Antwerp Hotel are well placed to visit Plantin-Moretus Museum and can reach this and other local points of interest easily with public transport links. After a day of exploring, unwind at one of the many delicious restaurants in Antwerp
before retiring for the night to this modern city centre hotel.