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House of Printing

THUINCarte wallonie


[en] Description

[en] Informations pratiques


Conference, training course, workshop, event [fr]

Photo gallery

[en] Documentations [fr]

[en] Publications [fr]

[en] Infrastructure

[en] Dans la région ... [fr]


Maison de l'Imprimerie & des Lettres de Wallonie

Rue Verte, 1B

6530 THUIN




Technique   Art   History


[en] Description



A collection of typographic printing machines of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Cases of typographic characters in lead and wood. Typographic composition machines-linotype-intertype-onotype- A re-created workshop for making cloth paper using the vat method, a mallet "pile" driven by a 14th century paddle wheel, rebuilt and still working. A bookbinding and copperplate engraving workshop. A puppet theatre is set up on the upper floor for younger visitors. An underground printing press from the Second World War years has been rebuilt with period parts. All the machinery and equipment works and is used during presentations and on guided tours. Old converted primary school on the ground and upper floors is reserved for puppet shows, and soon it will accommodate a documentation centre, education programmes and other encounters.