The Portuguese Printing Press Museum (Museu Nacional da Imprensa) has dozens of machines that are in operation which visitors can handle so that they can immerse themselves in the old world of manual printing techniques, from pre-printing, printing and finishing.
There is a room here which pays homage to the first Portuguese printer, Rodrigo Álvares, who printed two books in Porto in 1497.
In the Temporary Exhibition Gallery there are always displays of social, cultural or educational interest. There is also an International Cartoon Gallery and the Porto Cartoon World Festival, a renowned international event, which takes place here every year.
The museum, which was inaugurated in 1997, is located next to Palácio do Freixo. If you would like to have a guided tour of the museum, there is an Educational Service that takes care of it. This will help you to understand the history and evolution of newspaper printing processes.
Location: Estrada Nacional 108, 206, Porto
Opening hours: every day from 3 pm to 8 pm.