Niagara Parks' Mackenzie Printery

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1 Queenston Street, Queenston, Ontario, Canada, LOS 1LO
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1-877-642-7275
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The Best Hands-on Museum in Upper Canada

The restored home of rebel publisher William Lyon Mackenzie reveals 500 years of printing technology, amid the authentic ambiance of a period print shop. Rarest in the museum's collection is the Louis Roy Press, oldest in Canada and one of the few original wooden presses remaining in the world! A hands-on experience is encouraged with a working linotype and 8 operating heritage presses.

A joint venture was established in 1990 between The Niagara Parks Commission and a volunteer non-profit Printery Committee concerned with the preservation of printing equipment.


Seasonal - Please check www.niagaraparks.com for hours of operation.

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