Maison de l'Imprimerie et des Lettres de Wallonie - Print museum
Rue Verte 1b
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The Maison de l'Imprimerie (Print Museum) is a technically active museum. It ensures that the know-how and technical heritage regarding book and print crafts is passed on.
Inaugurated in 1997, it is home to an important collection of printing material.
A great way to discover typography, etching and binding techniques, this museum operates in favour of the popularisation of the technical heritage and know-how, from hand-made to industrial printing, since the days when Gutenberg invented mobile characters up until the invention of offset printing in the 70s.
Visitors will become familiar with these techniques through a friendly and active visit to the museum.
Guides will proceed to make rag paper under the visitor's very eyes, as well as composing manually and mechanically the typographic characters for printing texts and etchings on ancient press machines.
Visitors wishing to do so may try to press small and large format prints, such as a poster on a press machine dating back to 1823.
Workshops and creativity courses are held regularly for children and adults. Duration of the visit: between 1 and 2 hours.
Guided visit: €4 (adults) €3 (children, students, unemployed, pensioners). Special prices for groups
The museum is open on weekdays from 9am to 5pm and Saturday from 9am to 4pm. Closed on Monday. Last admission 1 hour before closing time.
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