National Printing Museum
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The one-of-a-kind National Printing Museum in Porto opened its doors in 1997 and is home to dozens of working printing machines. In the Sala Rodrigo Álvares room, you can find one of the largest printing presses in the world. Visitors can operate the printing presses to get a hands-on feel for the old typographic arts. There is also a cartoon gallery; The National Printing Museum also stages a Cartoon Festival each year with participants from all around the world.


 National Printing Museum
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The museum covers all aspects of the printing process, from pre-press, typesetting, printing to finishing. It demonstrates in insightful detail the history and evolution of newspapers and the printed medium.

Rodrigo Álvares Room

This special exhibition room pays homage to Portugal's first home-grown printer, who in 1497, printed two books in Porto. His two published works are "As Constituições Sinodais", written by D.Diogo de Sousa, and "Evangelhos e Epístulas". Rodrigo Álvares from Vila Real worked as an assistant to the bishop D. Diogo de Sousa.

Temporary Exhibitions Gallery

This temporary display space always exhibits insightful illustrative exhibitions, highlighting social, educational and cultural themes using press and graphic mediums.

Porto Cartoon-World Festival

The Porto Cartoon-World Festival has taken place here each year since 1999. The FECO (Federation of Cartoonists’ Organisations), considers it one of the three most important cartoon contests in the world. Each event has a dedicated theme and attracts hundreds of cartoonists of global stature. The Cartoon Gallery is open 365 days a year and thousands of visitors experience this universal illustrative language.

Daily: 15h00 – 20h00 | Adult: €2.00, Concessionary: €1.00 Porto Card Porto Card: 50%

Getting There

A short taxi ride from Campanhã railway station. Busy major roads in the area make walking there very challenging.

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Bus: 403 | Timetable | STCP Website

Contact Details
206 Estrada Nacional 108, 4300-316 Porto, Portugal. | 41° 08' 36.2"N | 08° 34' 37.1"W
+351 225 304 966| | |  Website

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 National Printing Museum


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