Seven tips for your visit to the Plantin-Moretus Museum

<p>There&rsquo;s lots to see and experience at the redesigned Plantin-Moretus Museum. Step into the world of pioneering publisher Plantin and his in-laws, the Moretus family. Seven&nbsp;tips for an extra special museum visit.</p>

1. Discover the museum at your own pace 

Use your imagination. You won’t find endless texts and labels in the renovated museum. Would you like to know more about Plantin? Then borrow the free visitor’s guide. This booklet contains additional information about the publisher.

2. Use the free museum app

The Antwerp Museum App is the ultimate guide to exploring museums in Antwerp. It is loaded with exclusive content and curated tours.

3. Browse through replicas of old books

There are copies of famous Plantin publications in some of the rooms. You can browse to your heart’s content in Dodoens’ book on herbs, the Gutenberg Bible and other works.

4. Dress up in clothes from Plantin’s time 

There are clothes ready for you in Room 7. A great opportunity for a selfie! 

5. Do your own printing, or learn etching or bookbinding

Book a workshop with the family and get into action with paper, metal letters and an ancient printing press.

6. Relax on a bench in the courtyard

This tranquil oasis in the city centre is full of plants that were popular in the 16th and 17th centuries. 

7. Pick up some souvenirs in the museum shop 

You will find books about the museum and typography, as well as gift items such as bookmarks and cards. The craft printing from Kastaar is particularly original.

You can find more details at www.museumplantinmoretus.be.

Contact



+32 32 21 14 50
http://www.museumplantinmoretus.be

Book now

Opening Days

Special opening days

Special closing days

Individual visitors

Price per person:

Reduction rates

Card holders

City Card: .

Groups

Prices

Schools

Prices

Others also viewed

Related content

Fun tips for a rainy day

Fun tips for a rainy day

What do you do if it’s raining outside but you don’t want to stay indoors? The Antwerp residents don’t let a shower or thunderstorm stop them from doing what they want to do. If you’re prepared to brave the bad weather, you will see that there’s plenty to keep you occupied, with an umbrella in hand, if necessary. We are happy to inspire you with sheltered and less sheltered tips.

Discover Antwerp

Discover Antwerp

Shorter days and longer nights… Yes, autumn is here. But don’t worry, because in Antwerp we always make sure that every day and every night is simply unforgettable, with fun parties in unexpected places, concerts in palaces and exhibitions and culinary highlights in the city centre. And just when you think you’ve seen it all, we have another surprise up our sleeve for you. Book the Discover Antwerp package, spend the night in Antwerp and make the most of your stay with the Antwerp City Card that is included.

The top 10 coffee bars within walking distance of Antwerp must-sees

The top 10 coffee bars within walking distance of Antwerp must-sees

Antwerp is truly heaven for coffee lovers, with coffee bars on practically every street corner. But how are they different from each other? Where to find the ultimate cuppa that suits your taste and what is the story behind it? Coffee roaster Koen Bleuzé shares his top 10 favourite coffee bars and explains his choices.

Winter in Antwerp: Christmas market

Winter in Antwerp: Christmas market

It hardly needs saying: the Christmas market should not be missed during the festive season. Christmas cheer and heaps of original gift ideas guaranteed!

Nine tips for Winter in Antwerp

Nine tips for Winter in Antwerp

Experience the perfect winter holiday in Antwerp this year! From 10 December to 8 January, you will find every ingredient for a memorable festive season in the heart of the city. Not sure where to start? Then take inspiration from our list of nine top Winter in Antwerp attractions.

Winter in Antwerp

Winter in Antwerp

Winter in Antwerp is the ultimate winter holiday and so much more! Between 10 December and 8 January, the entire city centre is enveloped in a cosy atmosphere on squares and shopping streets, with the christmas market, an outdoor ice rink, a winter bar, original and fun shops, additional retail Sundays and lots of surprises. Book your stay now!

The Port House

The Port House

Antwerp’s latest architectural jewel is the Port House. This funky and innovative building, with roots in the past, is the new headquarters of the Antwerp Port Authority that accommodates over 500 employees. You can also plan a guided tour of the building and enjoy the panoramic view over the port and the city.

Antwerp in 24 and 48 hours

Antwerp in 24 and 48 hours

Whether you’re coming to Antwerp for a hefty helping of culture, to soak up some history, to shop or to enjoy Antwerp’s culinary delights, you’ll find them all within reach. Antwerp may be compact, but it has a great deal to offer. Get all you can out of it by using the Antwerp City Card as your guide. The card (valid for 24, 48 or 72 hours) will open the nicest, tastiest and most surprising doors of the city for you, for free or at a discount. Discovering is now up to you. Have fun!

Antwerp City Card

Antwerp City Card

Get all you can out of Antwerp! Are you interested in exploring all of Antwerp? Then use the Antwerp City Card as your guide. The card will open the nicest, tastiest and most surprising doors of the city for you, for free or at a discount. What’s more, you can choose how long you want to use it. The best of Antwerp Antwerp has so much to offer that it would take a lifetime to discover everything. But you only have a weekend or a midweek. That is why we selected the best the city has to offer: the Cathedral of Our Lady, the Rubens House, the MAS museum... and what’s more, your Antwerp City Card entitles you to free admission to all these attractions. You can also use public transportation free of charge as long as your Antwerp City Card is valid. Besides this, you can also cheaply rent a bike, receive a discount in the chip shop and use your free ticket for the hopNstop shuttle (do take it at least once!).

Museum Plantin-Moretus

Museum Plantin-Moretus

This museum is the continuation of the Of the Officina Plantiniana, founded by Christoffel Plantijn in 1555, as the first industrial printing works in history. Granted by Unesco in 2005, the museum demonstrates the entire book production process from the 15th to the 18th century.