The Printing Works opened in September 2010 as a live exhibit in the attractive village setting of the Cobblestones Museum and we celebrated our 8th anniversary on 25 September.
Our object is to display and demonstrate the technique of letterpress printing, using the type and tools of the trade that have been used for centuries.
The Works is equipped with seven working presses from small table-top presses to two large treadle-powered platen presses. The fonts of type range from text size, through to large wood characters typically used for posters.
Visitors can enjoy a print on one of these presses !
School group visits focus on the equipment and technique of early typesetting and printing
and all students have the opportunity to print. A school resource kit is also provided which covers the evolution of the alphabet, word search and 'Scrabble' packs, and "mind reading" challenges.