Open Wed–Sun 12:00-18:00 Ticket 8 € / 4 € CALENDAR VISIT US WORKSHOPS TYPA GALLERY RENT ROOMS

TYPA was founded in the spring of 2010 as a private museum to fill the gap within memory institutions and save the last surviving letterpress machines and equipment. Since its establishment, its aim has been to work as a functioning museum and visitor centre. In 2020, we received the ILUCIDARE Special Prize for our innovative approach, which was awarded for our distinctive solution to preserving cultural heritage.

TYPA Centre

According to the Tripadvisor visitors we are in the first place in Tartu among 174 enterprises and 29 museums.

Maintaining the old printing presses is not an easy task – they need light and warmth, tender love and a lot of grease. We offer both private persons and enterprises a chance to support the preservation of the historical printing heritage, adopting a machine from our collections.

How to support us?

For TYPA it is important to preserve and pass on the secrets of letterpress printing. Here you can try different historical printing methods or making paper yourself.

Workshops