Penrith Museum of Printing re-opening

The Penrith Museum of Printing is hosting guests for its official reopening, taking place on November 21.

 

The Museum's most recent claim to fame was appearing in the Ladies in Black movie. A scene showing the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper being produced in 1959 by actor Shane Jacobson as a linotype operator was filmed in the building.

 

The Museum was born out of the closure of a local newspaper, The Nepean Times, founded in the 1880s. The museum still has many of the original presses still in working order. Manned by volunteers in Sydney, they note that it is the only fully-functional museum of its kind in Australia.

 

The Museum also offers the wider community courses in typography, letterpress printing and discussions on the importance of printing to society.

 

The Penrith Museum of Printing is located within the grounds of the Penrith Showground / Paceway complex, which is located on the corner of Mulgoa Road and Ransley Street Penrith, NSW 2750.

 

The Opening Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, November 21, arriving at 6pm for a 6.30pm commencement.

 

Those interested can R.S.V.P. to [email protected] by November 9.

 

The Museum is also currently seeking volunteers, and are open to members of the general public as well as printers. The current volunteers says it will be key to the Museum’s success to pass on the skills of the current crop of volunteers to a younger generation.

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