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The unique in Greece Museum of Typography is found in Chania, not far from the city, in the Park of Local Industries in Souda. It constitutes the life vision of its founder, Yannis Garedakis, founder and editor of the newspaper “Haniotika nea”.

The Museum of Typography officially opened its gates in May 2005. The museum collection includes hard to find, cast iron printing presses and other machines, 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 by adding a new wing with collection exhibits that are related to the development of graphic arts, as well as two important exhibitions regarding the evolution of typography and the history of writing.

During guided tours children and adults have the opportunity to print on the old printing presses.


Address  Address:

Chania Park of Local Industies Building 13-03

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Telephone number  Telephone:

(+30) 2821080090

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Operating Days & Hours  Operating Days & Hours:

Winter schedule (1 October 2017 – 31 May 2018)
Tuesday – Wednesday and Friday 12:30 – 15:00
and the first Sunday of each month 10:00 – 15:00

Summer schedule (1 June 2018 – 30 September 2018)
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday: 10:00 – 16:00
Friday: 12:00 – 19:00
Monday and Saturday: Closed

* Group and school visits take place daily by appointment. To arrange your visit please contact (+30) 28210 80090, (+30) 6974020861 or


Admission Fee  Admission Fee:

•  General admission: 2,00 €
•  Reduced: 1 € (Students, persons above 65 years of age, families with more than 3 children, unemployed, Press)
•  Free entrance to children under 15 years of age and people with special needs


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* The above information, are subject to change without prior notification from the institution. In any case, has no responsibilities about any occurred changes.

 Last update 03/05/2018