Due to Covid-19 regulations
the Penrith Museum of Printing
will be closed until Sunday, 1st August.
We regret any inconvenience to our loyal patrons,
but we'll re-open as early as possible if allowed
The Penrith Museum of Printing
Winter months opening hours:
Sundays from 10 am or by arrangement and for groups during the week (please contact us first)
All COVID19 precautions will be implemented, ie Social Distancing, Sanitiser on arrival, registering your attendance, cleaning etc.
Tours will also recommence by appointment.
Contact us: 0415 625 573
The Penrith Museum of printing would like to announce the signing of several new Sponsors.
This is particularly exciting as we have been without any new sponsors since the start of COVID. We have not been actively pursuing businesses due to the hardship during that time.
We, like all small Museums have been feeling the pressure with virtually no revenue but costs do continue.
A big thank you to:
via Aleks Lajovic
via Peter Orel
via Debbie Bright
MISTBIT Pty Ltd
via Angus Scott
via James Cryer
via Warwick Roden
via Ian Wolf
via Stephanus Peters
via Emmanuel Buhagiar
The Penrith Museum of Printing thanks the LIA for giving air time at a recent dinner with representatives from all types of Printing establishments.
The Museum has been taking bookings for tours in the last few Months which has been very pleasing. If you are contemplating a tour please give us a call. We need your support. If you would like to be a Sponsor please give us a call 04 1562 5573 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We received also generous donations from Ball and Doggett and the Focus Group
20 YEAR Penrith Museum of Printing
Left to right: Ralph Bennett, Michael Page, Jan Page, Stephen Boyd, Reg Boonzaier, Walter Saldo,
Graham Elpick, Bob Lockley, Dennis Cox, John Berry Robbert Braat, Keith Jacobs, President George Gearside, James Cryer. Not on photo: Anita White, Nichanan and Stephanus Peters, Alfred Harms
Penrith Museum of Printing celebrates 20 years
This Month 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.
Again a successful tour
The Penrith Museum of Printing had the boys in town. This time it where the "Boys Day Out group" from the Hurstville Presbyterian church.
Read below their "thank you" letter.
Dear George and fellow museum team members,
On behalf of the BOYS DAY OUT guys who visited the museum on 1 April 2021, I just wanted to say THANK YOU for a wonderful, information filled and often humorous visit to the museum. We learned a tremendous amount about the printing industry and were thrilled to see all the equipment being demonstrated and explained in detail. The passion you guys have for your profession is amazing!
We had a wonderful time visiting and will look forward to coming back again in the future as new members join our group and will certainly be recommending a visit to the museum to our friends. Thank you all for a Great Team effort!
Kind regards John Thoms
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