Cockermouth Museum of Printing

[This museum is closed. —Eds.]

The Printing Museum has a varied and fascinating range of printing presses brought together from all over Britain. The collection is housed in a building dating back to the 16th Century. A tour of the museum takes you on a journey through time, starting with a display describing printing from its 15th Century origins.

The museum houses a fine collection of historical iron presses including 1820 Cogger Press, a Columbian Press, and a 1929 Heidelberg.The automation of typesetting is represented by Linotype equipment from the newspaper industry.

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