The Penrith Museum of Printing is open on Saturday and Sunday
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
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
Latest from the Penrith Museum of Printing
BUSY BUSY BUSY at the Penrith Museum of Printing
The Composing and Typesetting department have been remodelled to allow visitors to be up close and personal with the handset process and to allow 3 Linotypes and 2 Intertypes to be displayed. Three of these machines will be running for our tours, as well the Ludlow (Headline setting machine) is also operational.
Visitors may even get their chance at setting type exactly as they did in the year 1450. This work was completed by a working bee recently, so a special thank you to George, Ralph, Keith, Robbert, Denis, Graham, John, Reg and Stephen.
The "Spy Ring" comic from early ww2 times has been reset by Keith, another big thank you. The Vertical Miehle is also operational again, so work can commence on to print the Comic.
Walter has revised our video for visitors which can be played during the weekend showing all machines running.
There is still some work to do on the Composing Room and several printing machines need a coat of paint rather than Ink!!
George has repainted several pieces in the composing room which look terrific with new Black paint and Gold lettering.
Anyone who has the urge to help restore please let us know, you don't need to be an Operator as it's mostly clean and paint and quite satisfying.
Stephan has been busy on our Website and it has been paying dividends with visits increasing significantly.
Graham has also been hard at it with Promotions on Vintage Radio and on the Seniors Magazine, from which booking enquiries have jumped in the first week of March.
Two tours have been confirmed with interest from other groups starting to build again.
COVID has certainly made life tough for all Museums but hopefully we see some light at the end of the tunnel.
Our Museum has a COVID Safe procedures in place.
Looking for that special gift for someone special this Christmas? How about a Gift Certificate from the Penrith Museum of Printing?
The Museum is now offering Certificates for an Adana Letterpress Printing Course. Learn the basics of Letterpress Printing on a hand -operated printing machine.
No prior experience needed, and all equipment is supplied.
Certificates by email, as a .pdf for printing yourself, are available or if you prefer as a hard copy. The certificates cost just $125 and are valid for twelve months. Payment is accepted via PayPal, or Direct Credit prior to course starts.
Order them by email email@example.com or call us on 0415 625 573
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