Historic Printing Museum, historic printing works, and graphic workshop
In our modern world, images can be distributed in an instant. But how was it done in the 19th century when there were no laptops or printers? You'll discover the answer during a tour of the Historic Printing Museum.
Behind the façade of a 19th century residence, you'll find one of Maastricht's hidden gems – the Historic Printing Museum. As soon as you step over the threshold, you'll be transported back to the start of the 19th century, as the smell of ink and authentic printing presses reaches your nostrils.
The various printing workshops illustrate the development of printing and engraving over time, while an enthusiastic guide tells you all about the history. The high quality craftsmanship produced by the people working behind and in front of the printing press will be explained in detail, illustrated with prints of famous artists such as Dürer, Rembrandt, and Toulouse-Lautrec.
You'll hear extraordinary stories of Maastricht's printing history; the writing workshops that were long able to withstand competition from printers, and the Regout printing workshop, supplier of images to the ceramic industry in Maastricht.
Behind this residence, in what is probably the best hidden chapel of Maastricht, you'll find a presentation room with a 'Regout workshop' and a selection of art by René Glaser, the museum's initiator. After the tour, you can enjoy a delicious cup of coffee in the covered inner court.
Duration: 1 hour
Price: € 4.50 per person. This price is based on a group of 15 people. It can be booked, however, for any number of participants (starting price € 60.00).