Platin Moretus Museum Antwerp Library

Museum Plantin-Moretus

Last week, I revisited the Plantin-Moretus Museum. The Museum had just reopened after undergoing major renovations.

A unique combination of a 16th century patrician house and a printing and publishing house

The Plantin- Moretus Museum is special. It’s the only museum in the world that’s been classified as a Unesco World Heritage site. That’s because it’s not just a museum, but a unique combination of a 16th century patrician house and a printing and publishing house.

The patrician house displays the exceptional wealth of the Plantin-Moretus-dynasty. You’ll find Flemisch tapestries, works of Pieter Paul Rubens, unique antique furniture and walls decorated with gold leather.

The printing house exihibits the worlds oldest printing press and 6 other presses are still in working order. I bet you’ll be amazed by thousands of type cases on their wooden stands.

But what I loved most are the books that are on display. Medical books give you an insight into medicine from the Middle ages. Atlases show you how people viewed the world they lived in and the first dictionaries catapult you back in time.


Location
Vrijdagmarkt 22
Opening Hours
The museum is open every day from 10:00 to 17:00. It is closed on Mondays.
Price
8 euros
Discounts for visitors from 12 to 25 years, visitors over 65 years and groups of 12 or more people
Official website
www.museumplantinmoretus.be

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