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Museum Of Typography, Souda

#9 of 24 in Museums in Chania Prefecture
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Dedicated to an art form that probably changed the course of history, Museum Of Typography features two wings and three separate exhibit halls. The interactive tours offer a chance to learn about the development of printing and typesetting, from the Middle Ages until the present day. Wing A features machinery from the earliest days of typography, along with some automatic presses from the 20th century. Other highlights in this section include a foot-operated press and typesetting benches. Step into Wing B to see book-binding, wood engraving, monotype typesetting machines, copper engraving, and silk screen printing machinery. Check the website for seasonal opening hours. PutMuseum Of Typography into our Souda trip itinerary planning tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • We tried to get to this museum by public bus from Chania which takes you to Souda but it is not possible to walk from there so you might as well take a taxi from Chania directly. The price is about...  more »
  • This is one of the best museums about printing and typography in the world and I've seen most of them! The Greek word for typography also means printing so you see both. The equipment is in great...  more »
  • I really enjoyed visiting here. Typography wasn't something I was immediately gripped by but I actually found the museum really informative with varied and interesting exhibits to look round. It was also very reasonably priced and the tour guide was very friendly.
  • Great little museum. Good explanations of the exhibits and demo for the kids. Highly recommended if you appreciate good design, print and typography.
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