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Location

Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum
1816 10th Street
Two Rivers, WI 54241

Contact us at info@woodtype.org or 920.794.6272

Hours of Operation

Summer Hours

May 1 to October 31
Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm; Sunday 1pm to 5pm
Closed Monday


Winter Hours

November 1 to April 30
Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm
Closed Sunday and Monday


Closed the Following Holidays:

Thanksgiving: November 24
Christmas Eve: December 24
Christmas Day: December 25
New Year's Eve: December 31

Admission

General Admission - $5.00
Senior Citizens (age 65+), Military Veterans and Children 12 and under - $3.00

Accessibility

All public areas of the museum, including entrances, are wheelchair accessible.
Motorized wheelchairs are permitted.

Tours

Whether guided by a museum affiliate or browsing at your own pace, a visit to Hamilton is sure to leave you with a wealth of wood type knowledge. Self-guided tours may be taken any time during regular business hours.

Guided museum tours are offered daily at 1 and 3 p.m. Learn about historic and decorative wood type from one of the world's largest collections, take a journey through the machines and tools that were used to manufacture wood type, and see working pressrooms where we teach and continue to produce letterpress printed pieces.

For more information, please call 920.794.6272 or email info@woodtype.org.

Group & Bus Tours and Hands-on Experiences

As a working museum we have many ways to experience and explore wood type. If you are interested in scheduling a group tour for 15 or more people it must be arranged at least 3 weeks in advance.

Please review Group & Bus Tours for details on choosing the tour that best suits your group. Contact the museum staff at info@woodtype.org or 920.794.6272 to schedule your group tour or to request assistance with selecting a tour.

Workshops

If you are interested in taking a public workshop please check the museum calendar, which is continually updated. We also offer private full-day workshops for 6-10 people. Many colleges, universities, design agencies and individuals choose this option. You must contact the museum at least 4 weeks prior to your tentative schedule. Contact the museum staff at info@woodtype.org or 920.794.6272 to arrange your workshop date and get more information.

Private Full Day Workshop for Non-students (age 18 and over):

This full day workshop cost is $125 per person. This option begins at 9 am with a guided tour of the museum. We then teach the basics of letterpress printing on Showcard presses. Each workshop participant prints until 4 pm. Participants then clean and pack up their work, and the workshop ends promptly at 5 pm. We provide ink, type, and 25 sheets of 12"x18" paper for each person. You are welcome to bring paper of a different color, stock or size. You may have your paper delivered to the museum before your workshop, but be sure it's cut to size before shipping.

Fee: $125 per person
Duration: 8 hours
Age Level: 18 years old and older
Audience size: 6 to 10 people

Private Full Day Workshop for Students (age 18 and over) & Faculty:

This full day workshop cost is $100 per student/faculty. This option begins at 9 am with a guided tour of the museum, where students will learn about historic and decorative wood type from one of the world's largest collections, take a journey past the machines and tools that were used to manufacture wood type, and see working pressrooms where we teach and continue to produce letterpress printed pieces. We then teach the basics of letterpress printing on Showcard presses. Each student prints until 4 pm. Students then clean and pack up their work, and the workshop ends promptly at 5 pm. We provide ink, type and 25 sheets of 12"x18" paper for each student. You are welcome to bring paper of a different color, stock or size. You may have your paper delivered to the museum before your workshop, but be sure it's cut to size before shipping.

Fee: $100 per person
Duration: 8 hours
Age Level: 18 years and over
Audience size: 6 to 10 people

Multi-day Workshop

If you would like to spend more time at the museum we can arrange a workshop at the museum that lasts more than one day. With so much wood type to choose from many groups want the opportunity to print for a few days or even a week. Please contact the museum staff at info@woodtype.org or 920.794.6272 for assistance with creating your own experience.