Established : 1979
Address : 1324 W Clay St, Houston, TX 77019, United States
Timings : 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Thursday- Sunday), Monday- Wednesday closed
Admission Fee : USD 8 (ages 18 and above), USD 6 (students 6 and above), Free (ages 5 and under, members)
Workshops : Vandercook Repair with Paul Moxon, Linocut Printmaking for Letterpress, Nota Bene: Printing Notecards on a Platen Press, Beginner Block Printing etc.
Exhibitions : Dottie Erwin-Legendre: Paper Expressions, AIGA Get Out the Vote: Empowering the Women’s Vote, Collective Alchemy, Joan Son: Paper Couture etc.
Tour Programs : General Tour, Sacred Words, imPressions, Art & Technology of Printing, Printing Revolution Printing Nation etc.
Suitable METRO Bus Lines : 032 Renwick/San Felipe, 040 Telephone/Heights, 041 Kirby/Polk, 056 Airline/Montrose
The Printing Museum in Houston, with its permanent exhibits, tours as well as workshops, aims to educate visitors about printing; about its history, art and technology. Its permanent collection comprises of over 10,000 items such as some of the earliest printed documents, contemporary limited-edition paper works, fine-art facsimiles (Gutenberg Bible etc.), while the many workshops it conducts are for both adults and children.
The museum is a popular choice for field trips from school as it offers the opportunity to print a copy of the Declaration of Independence on a vintage Columbian handpress, visit craft studios and more. Furthermore, it rents out space for events such as fundraisers, seminars, receptions, meetings etc. At the gift shop, visitors would find souvenirs and items pertaining to printing as well as note card sets, artist-made jewellery, postcards amongst others.