TYPA is open to visitors Wed–Sun 12:00–18:00. Full-price ticket: €13, discount ticket: €7. From 02.05.2024 are starting tours every full hour in Estonian and English

The ticket includes a guided tour of the museum. During the visit, you will learn the story of the birth of printing in Europe, get to see our collection of wooden and tin types, and hear about different printing presses and the art of binding.

If you wish your visit to be as memorable as possible, try participating in one of our workshops. These can be organised upon request, but we definitely recommend scheduling them in advance.

From 02.05.2024 tours start every full hour in Estonian and English.
Tours start at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm and 5pm.

In addition, with pre-booking we can provide tours in Russian and Ukrainian.

For groups (from 5 people) please make a booking beforehand.

We can also admit groups of visitors outside normal opening hours, including during evenings. If you are planning a group visit or want a personalised tour, please book the visit in advance by contacting us at typa@typa.ee.

In our museum gallery, we regularly hold exhibitions from a variety of international artists and of collections from various museums. The gallery can be visited free of charge.

13 €
-children older than age of 5
-students up to age of 26
-retired persons
-persons with disability
-ICOM workers
7 €
-children up to age of 5 (included)
-people with profound disability and their escorts
-escort for the visually impaired person
-Estonian museum workers
-IFJ press card holders
-retired print workers (agreed in advance)
-Ukrainian refugees

TYPA centre has joined the Goodwill Agreement and we make everything we can to prevent the virus from spreading and to keep our employees and visitors safe.

At a service provider who has joined the Goodwill Agreement, you can be sure that:

  • The visitor’s code of conduct and information on the Covid-19 virus prevention activities implemented by the service provider are available for all clients;
  • all employees are aware of the guidelines for preventing the spread of the virus and follow them in their daily work;
  • the indoor ventilation system is working properly;
    there are enough disinfectants, they are available in places visible to everyone;
  • frequently touched surfaces are cleaned and disinfected regularly;
  • employees and guests are required to wear a mask or alternative personal protective equipment in accordance with applicable national regulations;
  • the possibility to maintain the necessary distance both with each other and with the service providers is ensured;
  • people with signs of illness are not allowed to be in public places or in the service area;
  • people who have come into contact with a client or employee with signs of illness are informed of the exposure without disclosing personal data;
  • the service provider participates in COVID-19 prevention webinars organised by Enterprise Estonia.
Read about our workshops

TYPA gallery hosts regular temporary ehxibitions from local and international artists. Visiting the gallery is for free.

Upcoming exhibitions

Fancy experiencing all that TYPA Centre has to offer from the comfort of your own sofa? Sit back, join us for a video call and TYPA will take you on a journey into the history of paper and print.

Virtual tours

TYPA is located in Kastani 48f, Tartu, in the courtyard behind Samelin boot factory. Parking is for free next to the building or in the public parking lot next to Aparaaditehas’ culture factory.

In our workshops you can make paper like ancient Chinese, try the letterpress printing with the press invented by Johannes Gutenberg, or develop the photos using cyanotype technology.

Find out the workshop that sounds the most interesting to you and get in touch with us.

See you in TYPA!


Maintaining the old printing presses is not easy – they need warmth and light, tender love and care and a lot of oil. We offer both private persons as well as businesses the unique opportunity to support the maintaining and preserving the historical heritage of printing, adopting some of the machines in our collection.

Adopt a printing press