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Demonstrations and Regular Events

Demonstration

1 - Daily demonstrations of the Gutenberg printing press
All year round there are demonstrations on the hour at 10 and 11 am and at 12, 2, 3 and 4 pm of the Gutenberg printing press in the basement of the museum.
No prior booking is required. Just turn up in the museum basement at the given times and enjoy the show!
On a replica of Gutenberg's original printing press visitors are shown how books and documents were printed during the day and age of Johannes Gutenberg, the inventor of moveable lead type. Any questions you may have are answered at the end of the demonstration.

 

2 - Daily film screenings

A film suitable for visitors of all ages on the life and inventions of Johannes Gutenberg is shown at regular intervals in the projection room on the ground floor of the Gutenberg Museum. The film is in German and screened at 9.40, 10.40 and 11.40 am and at 1.40, 2.40 and 3.40 pm (Tuesday to Saturday), on sunday at 11.40 am and at 12.40, 1.40, 2.40 and 3.40 pm. Films in English, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch and Japanese are shown on request. Please ring the main desk on +49-(0) 61 31 – 12 26 44.

3 - The educational museum workshop (Druckladen)

Our educational printing workshop (Druckladen) gives interested parties and individuals the chance to get to grips with letterpress and gravure printing. Roll your sleeves up and try your luck as a typesetter or printer! School parties and groups can also print on our historic presses (weekdays by prior arrangement). Tel.: +49-(0) 61 31 – 12 26 86.

Monday, 09:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.

Printing and Composing at the Druckladen of the Gutenberg-Museum (for small groups). Composition by means of wooden letters; relief printing; method of rubbing. Further projects by arrangement. Costs: workshop fee; booking is required; tel.:+ 49 (0)6131 – 12-2686.

Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. – 04:00 p.m.

Printing for Individuals and Small Groups and Printing Orders at the Druckladen of the Gutenberg-Museum. Our experts help to make private prints; printing orders according to prior agreement; booking is required; tel.: 49 (0)6131 – 12-2686.

Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 04:00 p.m.

Printing and Composing at the Druckladen of the Gutenberg-Museum (for small groups). Composition by means of wooden letters; relief printing; method of rubbing. Further projects by arrangement. Costs: workshop fee; booking is required; tel. +49 (0)6131 – 12-2686.

Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 04:00 p.m.

Printing for Individuals and Small Groups and Printing Orders at the Druckladen of the Gutenberg-Museum. Our experts help to make private prints; printing orders according to prior agreement; booking is required; tel.: +49 (0)6131 – 12-2686.

Friday, 01:30 – 05:00 p.m.

Printing and Composing at the Druckladen of the Gutenberg-Museum (for small groups). Composition by means of wooden letters; relief printing; method of rubbing. Further projects by arrangement. Costs: workshop fee; booking is required; tel.: +49 (0)6131 – 12-2686.

Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 03:00 p.m.

Open Workshop at the Druckladen of the Gutenberg-Museum; for individuals and small groups (maximum number of participants: 5). Printing of own or available motifs, composing by means of wooden letters. Special material on enquiry; workshop fee.

Children may even celebrate their birthday at the Druckladen; for further information:  tel.: +49 (0)6131-12-2686

4 - Guided Tour for Children (in German)

This guided tour for children from 6 years onward consists of a printing demonstration including type-founding and a little tour through several sections of the museum. No reservation required. Participation fee: Euro 2 per child (+ admission).

Every second Saturday of the month (2:00 - 3:00), meeting point at the museum cash desk at 2.00 pm.  

 

 

5 - Offers for Families

Die Mobile Druckwerkstatt in Aktion.

Family Sunday - Exciting Museum Tour and Mobile Print Shop

3:00 pm  

About Dancing Letters and Colourful Pages

Exciting museum tour for little children (aged 3-6) and their parents (in German), meeting point: at the museum cash desk 

3:00 - 5:00 pm

Mobile Print Shop in the foyer of the Gutenberg-Museum

Participation fee: Euro 4 per child (tour and printing), parents pay reduced admission: Euro 3,50 

Family Morning

Every first saturday of the month (subject to change) workshops addressing different topics; the workshops are accompanied by a guided museum tour (in German). Only entrance fee.

Please take notice of our current events calendar!

 

6 - Guided Public Tour

with the guides of mainzplus Citymarketing. Fees: adults: Euro 5, reduced Euro 4; children Euro 2.50 (+ admission)

Please contact: mainzplus Citymarketing:

Brückenturm am Rathaus

D-55116 Mainz

phone: +49 (0)6131 - 242-827

e-mail: tourist(at)mainzplus.com


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Guided Tour for Children (in German)
10. May 14:15 - 15:00

Category: Education
Guided Tour for Children (in German)
14. June 14:15 - 15:00

Category: Education
Reif für Kultur: Stärkung aus der Natur - Kräuterbücher im Wandel der Zeit
27. June 14:30 - 16:00

Category: Education
Guided Tour for Children (in German)
12. July 14:15 - 15:00

Category: Education
Guided Tour for Children (in German)
09. August 14:15 - 15:00

Category: Education
Guided Tour for Children (in German)
13. September 14:15 - 15:00

Category: Education
Guided Tour for Children (in German)
11. October 14:15 - 15:00

Category: Education
Guided Tour for Children (in German)
08. November 14:15 - 15:00

Category: Education
Reif für Kultur: Schriftstärke, Drucktechnische Improvisationen
21. November 14:30 - 16:00

Category: Education
Guided Tour for Children (in German)
13. December 14:15 - 15:00

Category: Education

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Sybille Brennberger u. Susanne von Hübschmann
Leitung Druckladen/ Museumspädagogik
Tel. 06131 - 12 26 86
gm-druckladen(at)stadt.mainz.de



 
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