The unique in Greece Museum of Typography is found in Chania, not far from the city, in the Park of Local Industries in Souda and constitutes the vision of life of its founder, Yannis Garedakis, founder and editor of the newspaper “Haniotika nea”.
The Museum of Typography officially opened its gates in May 2005.
Museum collection includes hard to find, cast iron printing presses and other instruments as well as tools and objects that present the development of typography from birth, in the days of Gutenberg, up to our days. Rare books and newspapers as well as our precious lithographies travel the visitor in the art of Typography.
The effort for the enrichment of the museum with new exhibits and the contact with people of Typography are continuous. In April 2012 the museum was extended in a new wing adding in its collection exhibits that are related with the development of graphic arts, as well as two important exhibitions regarding the evolution of typography and the history of writing.
Operations: Monday to Friday 9.30-13.30 (except wednesday) & Wednesday 18.00-21.00