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Museum Plantin-Moretus

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The Museum Plantin-Moretus is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that showcases the history and legacy of the Plantin-Moretus printing dynasty. The museum is located in the former residence and printing workshop of Christophe Plantin and his son-in-law Jan Moretus, who were influential printers and publishers in the 16th and 17th centuries. The museum displays a rich collection of books, manuscripts, printing presses, typefaces, portraits, paintings, and furniture that illustrate the cultural and intellectual life of the era.

The ticket price for the Museum Plantin-Moretus is 10 euros for adults, 8 euros for seniors (65+), and free for children and young people under 26. There are also discounts for groups of 10 or more people, and for holders of certain cards or passes. You can buy tickets online or at the museum entrance.

The Museum Plantin-Moretus is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed on Mondays and some public holidays. You can check the website for the latest information on opening hours and closures.

The Museum Plantin-Moretus is located in the historic center of Antwerp, near the Cathedral of Our Lady and the Grote Markt. You can easily reach it by public transport, bike, or on foot. The nearest tram stop is Groenplaats, and the nearest bus stop is Melkmarkt. There are also several bike parking spots near the museum entrance.

The Museum Plantin-Moretus has a lot to offer for visitors of all ages and interests. You can explore the rooms where Plantin and Moretus lived and worked, admire the original printing presses and typefaces, browse through thousands of books and manuscripts, learn about the history of printing and publishing, and enjoy the artworks by Rubens, Bruegel, Van Dyck, and others. You can also visit the beautiful courtyard garden, where you can relax and enjoy the scenery.

Some tips to make your visit more enjoyable are:

  • Plan your visit in advance and book your tickets online to avoid queues.
  • Download the free app or audio guide to get more information and stories about the museum exhibits.
  • Check out the temporary exhibitions and events that are regularly organized at the museum.
  • Visit the museum shop, where you can buy souvenirs, books, prints, and other items related to the museum theme.
  • Take advantage of the free Wi-Fi and lockers available at the museum.

The Museum Plantin-Moretus also offers guided tours for groups and individuals. You can book a tour online or by phone, or join a walk-in tour on certain days. The tours are available in different languages and cover different topics related to the museum. The tours last about an hour and cost 5 euros per person.

There are some prohibitions that you should respect when visiting the Museum Plantin-Moretus. You are not allowed to:

  • Take photos or videos inside the museum without permission.
  • Touch or damage any of the exhibits or objects.
  • Eat or drink inside the museum rooms.
  • Smoke or use electronic cigarettes inside or outside the museum.
  • Bring pets or large bags into the museum.

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