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Located in the hometown of Johannes Gutenberg, the founder of the printing press, this museum displays a recreation of his original printing press and a collection of other exhibits.
Liebfrauenplatz 5, 55116 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
+49 6131 122640
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is undergoing refurbishment, so much may change. The earlier development of print in China and Japan is interesting. The vault for the earlier mediaeval books us stunning, to show the transition from hand written to print, but after that the museum rather lost...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Gutenberg museum is very interesting though does feel a little bit of a higgledy piggledy layout. The old Bibles were one of the best parts of the museum.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was one of my to do list for ages and finally I was able to visit. It is very rich with history, original copies and information. However, it is strange that the English language presentations are rare.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit to see the evolution of the hand written books to those that could be reproduced en mass. One downfall of this place is that there is no picture taking allowed unless you are in the lobby.

Thank Gabriele H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Giant collection of early printing presses and books. Movable type sets, You must see this historic museum in the city where it was invented.

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Gutenberg press made communication to a much larger audience much easier. Instead of handwriting individual copies of a document or book, multiple copies could be made and distributed. This museum honors both the man that developed the printing process with movable type, and the...More

Thank Bob C
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Plan to spend all day here! there is a vast amount of exhibits covering European and Asian history of alphabets, type, paper making, manuscript books and related crafts. The Gutenberg Bible is on display in a strong room. There are demonstrations and films of making...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2018

If it wasn't for this mans ingenuity and brilliance we would still be being preached at by the clergy for all our news and views. A really interesting museum with lots I didn't know about the birth of printing and the man who started it...More

Thank Doug C
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Highly recommended - the demonstration of the Gutenberg press is a must - it was excellent and done in German and English when we visited. One of the guide books was not available in English and some of the exhibit signage is German only but...More

Thank Robert P
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We got to see a demonstration about how the first printing press was used, how the letter molds were designed and manufactured, and individually set to print each page. The demonstration was in German but easy to follow along. Each floor had more documents and...More

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Response from mule54 | Reviewed this property |
It could be one hour or several. It is very comprehensive with lots of signage.
9 November 2017|
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Response from Adam C | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Angela D | Reviewed this property |
Not Mondays.....and especially take note of public holidays, which include a number of church holy days that may not be marked in other countries.