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Printing and Paper Museum

Kastani 48f | In The Courtyard, Tartu 50410, Estonia
+372 5682 8117
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ecstasy from paper

We had a little problem to find this place but be patient. From the first moment we were... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Tomáš G
via mobile
Make your own paper from a t-shirt and print on it

We got a little bit worried when trying to find this place because it is in the middle of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
VytautasVal
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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The Print & Paper Museum displays historic letterpress printing presses and typefaces, incorporates a paper art studio and a gallery where artists from around the world display their works. Most of the machines on display are in working order and sometimes you will see someone working on them. Every visit will include a guided tour, but the museum is best enjoyed by participating in a workshop. These can be arranged on the spot for an additional fee. Workshops range from printing a simple postcard to designing 3-dimensional paper objects. There is plenty to discover here for children, families and specialists alike. The museum is located in an industrial neighborhood, in the inner courtyard of the "Samelin" footwear company. Several old factory buildings nearby have been turned into creative hubs and you will be able to discover excellent dining and shopping nearby. Just ask the museum staff for pointers.
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“personal tour” (2 reviews)
“whole process” (2 reviews)
“make your own” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Kastani 48f | In The Courtyard, Tartu 50410, Estonia
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+372 5682 8117
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a little problem to find this place but be patient. From the first moment we were absolutelly absorbed paper ´s story. We can just recomended to others, there was not any mistake. They do it well with their heards not just for money.

Thank Tomáš G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We got a little bit worried when trying to find this place because it is in the middle of industrial area. But the private tour of the museum was amazing. It showed how paper is made, different types of paper depending on what it is...More

Thank VytautasVal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took a friend here when she came to visit me in Tartu, and we had a tour with Agnieszka. She was very knowledgeable, explained everything very clearly and enjoyably, and showed us how various machines worked. We even got to use some of them...More

Thank brasiko
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

Stopped by the museum and had such a wonderful experience! Our guide was so passionate, and excited and took us through the history of printing. We walked through and got to experience first hand how the print presses worked. I would HIGHLY recommend this -...More

Thank Suanwei Y
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Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Interesting place, owner tells stories nicely, takes attention to how well acquainted visitors are with paper and printing - individual approach. I would recommend to visit as it is hands on museum, where you can even try out paper making and printing.

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Reviewed 24 May 2018

It will be great place to explore if you like prints, but also interesting just for curious people. You can try making paper or printing! there are several workshops which are fun for children and adults. The crew were perfect! Would definitely go there one...More

Thank beni m
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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

The museum is small, but the crew, workshop and machinery make it well worth the visit. The crew give you a very nice personal tour and explanation. Even if printing is not your main interest, then it's still interesting. The museum is very small, but...More

Thank Kleps J
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Friends of mine and me visited this museum! We had fun, best experience so far and we really did enjoy that! Thanks for amazing guide tour, we did appreciate the owner was into it, interested in it and we could try everything! In the end...More

Thank Kateřina W
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

Interesting place with a lot of things to look and to do. You can see many machines for printing (some of them work) or do something with your own hands (paper, postcard, notebook...). Nice people work here, they will talk to you some interesting things....More

Thank veineleissa
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Though very small premises, it’s packed with many ideas for what can be done with paper. The workshops are interesting for all age groups, esp. school students and others who are Interested in design and 3D “off-line” design. Needless to say that the printing machines,...More

Thank Larissa J
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