The Penrith Museum of Printing Inc is a Not for Profit organisation located in Penrith, NSW Australia dedicated to the preservation of letterpress printing.


​The story of the Museum  begins with Alan Connell, the founder of the museum who had a desire back in 1987 to develop a "working museum" of letterpress printing machinery and equipment.

As the story goes, many years had to pass before Alan's dream was able to be fully realised via a Commonwealth Government Federation Fund Grant. The Penrith Museum of Printing was officially opened on the 2 June, 2001 by Ms Jackie Kelly, M.P. for Lindsay, the then Minister for Sport and Tourism.

A large proportion of the machinery and equipment on display originally started its working life in the Nepean Times Newspaper in Penrith, NSW Australia, while many other items have been donated by present and or past printing establishments.  

The museum is managed and operated fully by volunteers and is a Not-for-Profit incorporated association.

Our mission is to showcase letterpress printing equipment and techniques for present and future generations.


Musuem founder

Alan Connell

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