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Printing and Paper Museum

Kastani 48f | In The Courtyard, Tartu 50410, Estonia
+372 5682 8117
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Such a great experience!

Friends of mine and me visited this museum! We had fun, best experience so far and we really did... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kateřina W
Great place to know something new about paper

Interesting place with a lot of things to look and to do. You can see many machines for printing... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
veineleissa
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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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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Kastani 48f | In The Courtyard, Tartu 50410, Estonia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 March 19, 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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Reviewed March 10, 2018

My friend and I visited this museum during a week when it was rather a quiet day for museums. As soon as we stepped in we were greeted by the owner of the museum. At first we thought he would nicely sell us the tickets...More

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Reviewed January 13, 2018

I stumbled upon the museum while walking around the Aparaaditehas, and was riveted from the start. Agnieszka greeted me in the museum's main entrance, where gorgeous notebooks and paper products are on display, and for only 2 euros, she gave me an incredible personalized tour...More

Thank Felicia L
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Johannes G, Manager at Printing and Paper Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2018

Thank you so much Felicia for those kind words, we really appreciate it! Just letting you and everyone else know that we have moved from Aparaaditehas. Not far, just few building away to Kastani 48, so make sure to check us out at our new...More

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Reviewed January 11, 2018 via mobile

A small hidden pearl between the other big museums in Tartu that even the locals need to discover (like me :). Loved the hands-on approach of the tour and real working grittiness of the place. Also the fact that the machines are still used, not...More

Thank Liina V
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Reviewed January 10, 2018

We arrived early and got a comprehensive tour with hands-on paper making and press printing experience. Maarja was an excellent guide. The museum showcases various printing machines from different ages and most of them are still in active use. It is also possible to buy...More

Thank mart m
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Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

This place is definitely worth a visit. You will have the chance to see all the different printing technologies throughout time as well as try some print making yourself.

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Reviewed October 6, 2017 via mobile

I recently visited printing museum and the experience I got was more than spectacular. We had a really friendly guide, who showed us the whole place and introduced us to lots of different printing devices and knew lots of interesting facts about paper. They said,...More

Thank Mart L
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Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

Our visit was late in the day and everyone were tired, however the tour guides Maarja and Lemmit left an unforgettable impression for eveyone. The museum is full of working exhibits, opportunities to learn and fun facts. Definitely worth a visit when in Tartu.

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