The Printing Museum

1324 W. Clay Street, Houston, TX 77019 - United States





The Printing Museum is comprised of multiple galleries featuring permanent and temporary exhibitions, a theater, gift shop, and letterpress, book binding, lithography and papermaking studios. Antique printing presses, rare books, prints and historic newspapers give you an opportunity to experience ways that people have used printing technologies to transform our lives. Moments in history— from the invention of paper and moveable type to the struggle for a free press in the young American Republic to important advances in printing and publishing in the 20th century, you will witness how each successive technological innovation was instrumental in leading to a greater exchange of information and ultimately to a more literate society.


General Admission on Saturdays 11AM – 5PM with Guided Tours at 1PM.

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