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"Black art" up close – the Print Shop

As a print workshop and experimentation laboratory, the Print Shop is the museum education facilitation venue of the Gutenberg Museum. It is the site of a large number of special tours and workshops for children, adolescents, and adults. As a very unique space for projects it also offers the opportunity to experience the history and stories of printing up close and personal and to experiment with own script or printing materials.

Visitors of all ages, both amateurs and trained printers, can immerse themselves in the "black art" at the Print Shop. Various lead and wooden letters, toggle lever presses, rotogravure presses, and proof presses invite visitors to creatively experiment and explore, while professional offers complement the scope of services. The Print Shop is also glad to handle print orders (business cards, documents, gift cards, etc.).

Numerous event formats, from childrens' birthdays to holiday programs, allow children and adolsecents to explore the world of printing. From allowing visitors to independently become creative with words, images, or scripts to offering a practical introduction to the venerable printing profession – the print workshop turns creative (print) wishes into reality.

Opening hours & admissions

Opening hours

Mon 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tue 9 a.m. – 5 a.m.
Wed 9 a.m. – 5 a.m.
Thu 9 a.m. – 5 a.m.
Fri 9 a.m. – 5 a.m.
Sat 10 a.m. – 3 a.m.
Sun closed

And upon appointment.

Closed days 2022

Jan. 01 New year's
Feb. 26-March 01 Carnival
April 15-18 Easter
May 01

May Day

May 26-28

Ascension Day

June 06

Whit Monaday

June 16-18

Corpus Christi

Oct. 03

German Unity Day

Nov. 01

All Saints Day

Dec. 19-Jan. 01

Christmas Shutdown


Our prices are based on the size of the visiting group and the desired facilitation offer (workshop, tour, combination package). 

Our Annual program 2021 lists all offers with prices


Susanne von Hübschmann and Kurt-Martin Friedrich
Management Print Shop / Museum education
Gutenberg Museum
Liebfrauenplatz 5
55116 Mainz

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E-Mail: gm-druckladenstadt.mainzde
Telephone: +49 6131 – 12 2686
Fax: +49 6131 – 12 3488

#drucklust - The annual programme 2023 - 03/2024

View into the Print Shop of the Gutenberg Museum. Gutenberg-Museum, Mainz, Foto: Carsten Costard
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