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The Penrith Museum of Printing 

opening hours:
Sundays from 10 am or by        arrangement and for groups during the week (please contact us first)

All COVID19 precautions have been implemented, ie Social Distancing. 

Tour bookings will be taken from December either on line or phone

Contact us: 0415 625 573 

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2022 looking good with many tour bookings

Tour bookings are flying in for the Museum, so if you want to secure a spot please fill  in the form and submit now to secure your preferred date. Also for Poster courses, print courses and typography courses. We would like to welcome several new members of late and look forward to their input into what is going to be an exciting year for the Museum. Sunday is open for business so please feel free to call in and have a chat with the enthusiastic members who can give an insight into the wonders of print. We will show you what must be one of the longest running processes without significant change in any industry, putting words into print for around four hundred years. Machines in running order from 1841 to the 1930's. Witness and have a go at handsetting words letter by letter,  how did they do it!

Come and see a very worthwhile collection of historical operating and demonstrated equipment, a little different to a static display.

We look forward to your company soon.

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OPEN FOR VISITORS

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Tours have recommenced with two groups, one from the Northern Beaches, which we really appreciate as the distance they travelled was considerable with two busses.

At this time we have more than 150 guests booked through tours. The Museum has been deep cleaned, machines all fired up, COVID protocols in place. During the last few months, whilst we may have been closed, we certainly weren't idle, there has been a great deal of behind-the-scenes activity.

"Special thank you to COMCUT for supplying the perspex cover for our model letterpress web press"

1. The museum has secured new Sponsors and renewed existing Sponsors. Check the Supporters page for a complete breakdown. On behalf of the Museum we thank and welcome their support. The work on this outstanding result was performed by Member Walter Sadlo, who tiresley pursued their support, a very big thankyou to Walter.

2. The web site has also been worked on, with automation added to the following:

  • Become a member: just click, populate and submit.

  • Book a tour: just click, populate and submit.

  • Buy a miniature Gutenberg press: just click, populate and submit

  • Become a Sponsor: Just click, populate and submit.

Now that all sounds easy, but I can assure you a lot of hard work went into making this happen with the help of an external IT expert. Plus a huge effort from, Walter Sadlo. This now makes our website very automated and Stephan's role as our website master a little easier. 

3. All machines, including the Vertical Miehle, are all running, thanks to Ralph, John, George, Keith, Bob and Steve.

4. Graham has been busy with publicity in the lead up to reopening with items published in local media.

5. A Proposal to the fire Museum has been submitted and will be reviewed by their Board in November

20 YEAR Penrith Museum of Printing

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Penrith Museum of Printing celebrates 20 years 

This year we turned 20 years young showcasing over 600 years of the art of the printed word from Gutenburg in the year 1450. We started out as a very small Museum and over the past Twenty years gradually grew to one of the only working Print museums in Australia. Where we showcase hand setting type, letter by letter to the Linotype machine producing lines of type. Then to printing from an 1841 hand operated press and several other presses all operational and demonstrated to the public via group tours and weekend visits. The dedicated team that keeps the dream alive celebrated with the cutting of a cake by our longest serving volunteer.

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To avoid disappointment please send us a email or call for bookings, 0415 625 573 or

email: pmop@printingmuseum.org.au

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Buy a Mini Gutenberg press 

and help our presses keep running

more information click here

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