China Printing Museum
China Printing Museum's mission is to promote long and glamorous history of Chinese printing. Under the theme of printing techniques, it exhibits representative works of printed items, printing equipment, and related materials from different times, and demonstrates an important role played by printing in promoting culture advancement, social progress, science education, productivity, better life, and global cultural exchanges. Covering a construction area of 8,000 m2 and exhibition area of 4,600 m2, the museum is the largest printing museum in the world. There are four exhibition sections, including ancient Chinese printing, modern printing, digital technology, and underground printing equipment. In addition, it has designated exhibition rooms for bank note and securities printing, stamp printing, printing in Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan, and fine printed items. A key exhibition of the museum is the ancient Chinese printing section, which demonstrates, with pictures, description and items, the history of how Chinese printing developed over time, ranging from the late neolithic age to Qing dynasty. The digital technology section shows development, application and expansion of information processing of Chinese characters, with priority placed on explaining a historic breakthrough from letter press printing to phototypesetting offset printing, which enables us to “say goodbye to lead and fire, and embrace an age of light and electricity”.
Address: No 25, Huabei road, Daxing district (in Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication)
Open hours: 8:30-16:30 (closed on Mondays)
Ticket: free of charge
Directions: Take Bus 410, 456, 610, 631, 631 Express, 954, 957 Express, 968, Huangcun – Xiangyang Special Bus, Daxing New Town Bus 3, 23 or 24, and get off at Qing Yuan Xi Li stop.