The Estonian Printing and Paper Museum is located in an old industrial compound in Tartu's city center.
The museum is the only memorial institution for this field in the area, and it illuminates the history of printing, the technologies involved, and the chemical and physical processes used to make paper. You can do everything with your own hands: make paper, set up a page of movable type, print the result, and try some 3D paper art.
The Printing Museum lets you look back to the time of the builder of the first printing press, the goldsmith Gutenberg; the spread of the printing press and the written word, and their effect on the Reformation and censorship. By seeing different machines and technologies in turn, and trying them out, you can learn about the development of the art of printmaking - including small nuggets like letters that were common at the time of the first printing of Oskar Luts's Kevade, but are now gone from their native alphabets.
Aside from historical techniques, the museum offers a lot of modern activities, combining digital photography and the power old presses. The museum is a rare environment of knowledge and motivated enthusiasts. The museum also features the reading room Fahrenheit 451.