Printing House events

Printing House events

Printing House General Events

Schedule

Tour of the Printing House

Letterpress workshop

Plantin
Press
demonstration

Mon

Museum closed

Tue

14:00-

Wed

Thu

14:00-

Fri

Sat/
Sun/
public
holidays

14:00-

16:00-

16:00

*The Plantin Press demonstration
is not given now due to the need to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Event Information

Tour of the Printing House

Letterpress workshop

Plantin Press demonstration

Time required

about 20 minutes

about 30 minutes

Between about 10 to 30 minutes

Place

Printing House

Printing House

Prologue

How to join

  • Reservation required
  • Those who have made reservations are requested to be In front of the Printing House in time for the start time.
  • Reservation required
  • Those who have made reservations are requested to be In front of the Printing House in time for the start time.

The demonstration is not given at present.

Capacity

10 persons
(first arrivals for each tour)

6 persons
(first arrivals)

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Content

  • Guided tour of the Printing House.
  • Instructors will guide visitors around the Printing House.
  • Workshop with letterpress printing experience.
  • Visitors can take home the matter they print.
    *The letterpress workshop program is subject to change.
  • The Letterpress workshop is intended for visitors of elementary school age and above. Preschool-age children will be allowed to participate in The program only if accompanied by their parent or guardian. in such a case, advance reservations are required only for The accompanying adult.
  • Demonstrations are made using a replica of the major printing machine of the 16th century.

Event Information

Tour of the Printing House

  • Time required

    about 20 minutes

  • Place

    Printing House

  • How to join

    • Reservation required

    • Those who have made reservations are requested to be In front of the Printing House in time for the start time.

  • Capacity

    10 persons
    (first arrivals for each tour)

  • Content

    • Guided tour of the Printing House.

    • Instructors will guide visitors around the Printing House.

Letterpress workshop

  • Time required

    about 30 minutes

  • Place

    Printing House

  • How to join

    • Reservation required

    • Those who have made reservations are requested to be In front of the Printing House in time for the start time.

  • Capacity

    6 persons (first arrivals)

  • Content

    • Workshop with letterpress printing experience.

    • Visitors can take home the matter they print.
      *The letterpress workshop program is subject to change.

    • The Letterpress workshop is intended for visitors of elementary school age and above. Preschool-age children will be allowed to participate in The program only if accompanied by their parent or guardian. in such a case, advance reservations are required only for The accompanying adult.

Plantin Press demonstration

  • Time required

    Between about 10 to 30 minutes

  • Place

    Prologue

  • How to join

    The demonstration is not given at present.

  • Capacity

    ---

  • Content

    • Demonstrations are made using a replica of the major printing machine of the 16th century.

An instructor provides a guided tour
around the Printing House.

Please be sure to come and look at all sorts of
letterpress printing processes, tools and machinery.
Simple printing is also conducted.

A workshop-style experience of letterpress printing.

Visitors can arrange the type they choose and print them out on a tabletop printer. There are also many programs conducted through the seasons. Visitors can take home the matter they print.

“Letterpress workshop”

"Coaster making"

Program for participants to make original coasters with words they have chosen printed using a European sans-serif typeface. Offers an opportunity to experience a range of processes, from layout paper work and typesetting to printing.

A demonstration by one of
the Printing House instructors.

Visitors can enjoy watching a demonstration of the major printing press of the 16th century being used.
*An entrance ticker is required to view.

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