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Visiting the museum with a group

Guided tours, creative workshops, printing demonstrations and day programmes: come to the museum with your group and make the visit more lively or varied with our group options.

Are you visiting the museum with a group and would like a guided tour or workshop?
You can book it via Experience Antwerp.

Book a guided tour or workshop

Guided tours

Christophe Plantin - manager of the year 1572

guided tour for adults

Christophe Plantin was an intellectual with a flair for business. Shortly before 1550 he moved from France to Antwerp. Five years later he started his own printing press, which he built into the largest in the world.

Leading Ladies Tour

guided tour for adults

The house and the family-owned company survived for three hundred years. This was largely the work of a group of strong, emancipated women.


guided tour for adults

Try the Guerrilla tour, in which your progress through the house is peppered with juicy stories, creative interventions, and cool and fun facts about the family and the printing business.

creative workshops and printing demonstration

Workshop Master Bookbinder

Workshop for schools and groups

You will learn the basic techniques and bind your very first book. There’s plenty of choice: a private diary, notebook, photo album…

Workshop Master Printer

Workshop for schools and groups

Arrange letters in mirror image in a composing stick, make up a complete page and print it on a genuine press.

Workshop Master Etching Drypoint

Workshop for schools and groups

In the workshop you first view book illustrations, prints and drawings. Then you’ll learn how to make an drypoint etching as you get to work with plexiglass, ink and a centuries-old etching press.

Our printer at work - printing demonstration

for groups, families and schools

Ever wanted to know what life was like in the Officina Plantiniana? Once you’ve had a visit and printing demonstration daily life in the printing press won’t hold anymore secrets for you.

Workshop or guided tour measure made

Measure Made

Do you have a group or class with special needs or questions? Do you have a special request or are you working on a project? We are happy to make an adapted program for you, tailored to your group.

Without a guide

Group visit without a guide

Every visitor wants to visit the museum in optimal conditions – understandably enough. This is why groups and schools reserve in advance. That way, we can coordinate group visits more smoothly.

Audio play brings museum to life

The museum comes to life with an audio play.

City walk

Follow in Guicciardini's footsteps

city walk

Go back in time with an experienced city guide, to the city of Antwerp in the 16th century.

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