Museum of Typography

The Museum of Typography at Chania on the island of Crete is the only one of its kind in Greece. It was founded by Yannis & Eleni Garedakis, owners of the local newspaper, Haniotika Nea, whose redundant presses are exhibited. The museum opened in 2005 and was extended in 2012 and 2015. Visitors can operate nineteenth century presses and sit at typesetting benches and assemble type by hand, or with the use of linotype machines. There are sections on book-binding, typewriters and the telex system. An exhibition of rare editions ranging in date from the sixteenth century to the nineteenth includes many works illustrating the history of Crete.

Museum of Typography
Chania Park of Local Industries, Building 13-03
73200 Chania
+30 (0) 28210 - 80090

Access for persons with disabilities:For details see website
Infrastructure for Children:
Gift and book shop on Site:yes

June to September:
Tuesday - Thursday, Sunday 10am-3pm
Friday 12am-7pm

October to May:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 12.30-3pm
first Sunday of each month 10am-3pm

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