CLOSED FOR THE WINTER
WE’LL BE OPEN IN March until OcTOber, 2024
FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS 11AM to 3PM
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SOME HIGHLIGHTS OF 2023 INCLUDE…
MAKING IMPRESSIONS TALK At St Bride Foundation
St Bride Foundation in London invited five printing institutions from Great Britain and Ireland to open their doors to share their stories, culture and treasures held within their walls.
With talks from the National Print Museum Dublin, Norwich Printing Museum, The Bodleian Bibliographical Press, Cambridge Museum of Technology and the St Bride Library and Print Workshop, this lecture shines the spotlight on the rich tradition of letterpress printing heritage in our Isles.
DID you see us on the BBC news?
In May the Norwich Printing Museum captured the attention of the BBC with the news when they discovered that we’re on the search for a new home for our historic print collection…
WHEN WE’RE OPEN AGAIN IN 2024
YOU CAN FIND US AT THE
BLICKLING ESTATE, NORFOLK
Norwich Printing Museum is a rarity being one of the few remaining working printing museums in the UK.
The museum was born from a collection of printing machinery, type and bindery equipment from the early days of Jarrold & Sons Ltd, which was first established in Suffolk in 1815.
Our new fully-working Museum in Residence opened at the Blickling Estate in July 2021 with the aim of exhibiting part of our unique collection of printing machinery and artefacts and to pass on the traditional skills of the compositor, printer and bookbinder through regular demonstrations and specialist courses.
In 2019 the museum became a registered charity (number 1186762) and is now governed by a board of trustees and dedicated to the preservation of historic printing machinery and the advancement of training and education in the history and processes of printing, book binding and allied skills, with special emphasis on the endangered craft of letterpress.
The bulk of the collections are currently in storage, but in 2021 the museum was offered space at the National Trust’s Blickling Estate, a stunning Jacobean house near the market town of Aylsham in Norfolk. Now open once again to the public, the Historic Print Shop.
We are passionate about preserving precious heritage skills and it is our aim to ensure that future generations can learn about the history and processes of hand composition, printing, bookbinding and of the allied skills.
AND OUR AIMS
To advance the education of the public in the history and processes of printing, book binding and allied skills with special emphasis on the endangered craft of Letterpress. As well as:
i) the provision and maintenance of a museum
ii) preservation of historic printing machinery
iii) the provision of a working hub to develop printing and bookbinding skills and training in heritage skills
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