After lengthy renovations the Penrith Museum of Printing in western Sydney is set to reopen.
The fully working museum will be officially reopened tonight at a special ceremony expected to attract many print industry fans and supporters.
The museum showcases Australia’s rich printing history and was established 20 years ago with most of its equipment coming from the closure of The Nepean Times, a local newspaper founded in the 1880s.
It also recently played a part in the Aussie film, Ladies in Black.
The museum’s presses and other equipment are still fully operational thanks to the love and care shown to them by the museum’s volunteers, who have ensured the museum is one of Australia’s last working print museums.
It also has collections of heritage-value letterpress machines, multiple 100 year old Linotype machines as well as an extensive collection collection of print related books.
The museum has always been popular with tourists, and also offers courses in typography and letterpress printing.
The opening ceremony gets underway from 6pm tonight at the Penrith Museum of Printing. For more information contact Bob Lockley, [email protected] or check out the museum’s website https://www.printingmuseum.org.au/
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