Muzeum Kutná Hora

Gutenberg Printing House

The Gutenberg Printing House

On April 13, 2019 Museum Kutná Hora opened a new exhibition called ‘History of Printing in Kutná Hora’. The exhibition is located on Barborská 30, the main tourist route (opposite the Czech Museum of Silver).

The exhibition is in both Czech and English. Visiting the exhibition will take you approximately 30 minutes. If you are willing you can take part in our workshops and creative training trying out past technologies, allow at least an hour for the experience, advanced registration is required. The Printing Works and the Bindery from the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, presented within the guided tour can be felt with all the senses. Visitors can touch and try out all the historical items exhibited inside, hear the sound of the working type casting machine, and smell printing ink. Visit us to learn more.

The Exhibition of printing was initiated by the family Printing House GRAFIA GRYČ with almost a hundred-year-old tradition, in which printing craft has been passed down from father to son for more than four generations.

The exhibition includes printing and bookbinding machines, printing and bookbinding historical equipment until the beginning of the 20th century. The atmosphere of the turn of the century is very precisely conveyed by 80-year-old photographs from the Kutná Hora printing works and old-time music from vintage radio receivers. From which you can also listen to the audio guide in Czech and English. You will be enchanted not only by the old-time atmosphere but also by the fully functional equipment from the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. The unique American type casting machine Intertype, 180-year-old German Christian Dingler‘s hand press from the year 1840, several Boston-type mechanical printing machines from the USA and other printing and bookbinding items and equipment such as gilding machine, shears or large wheel cutter. You will be able to try out some of them with the help of our guide.

At the register, every visitor or passerby can print their own postcard with a motif of St. Barbara’s Church from 1836 on a 100-yearold Boston printing press as a souvenir. Right here one can put a stamp on and post it to the blue mailbox from the time of the First Czechoslovak Republic from 1918. We look forward to welcoming you to our museum.

If you are willing to spend more time with us trying out past technologies through hands-on workshops and creative training and creating your own original souvenir, allow at least 2 hours for the experience. This exciting tour is available for individuals and groups, advanced registration is required.
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Prices

General Admision

100 Kč (4€) 

Concession (children, students with an ID, pensioners)

50 Kč (2€)

Family ticket (2 adults, max. 3 children)

200 Kč (8€)

Kids up to 5yo with 1 adult

FoC

Opening Hours

10:00am – 4:00pm

every day including Sunday and public holiday 

Saturday

10:00am – 6:00pm

Closed from December 24th to 26th and from December 31st to January 1st

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Contact

KNIHTISKÁRNA
Muzeum Kutná Hora o.p.s.
Barborská 30, 284 01 Kutná Hora
phone: +420 734 157 880
info@muzeumkutnahora.info
www.muzeumkutnahora.info