The Printing Museum

1324 W. Clay Street Houston, TX 77019 Map It
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  • Address:
    1324 W. Clay Street
    Houston, TX 77019
  • Phone:
    (713) 522-4652

The Printing Museum exhibits the documents and tools that illustrate the relationship between a free press and a knowledgeable society.

Through the permanent exhibits, The Printing Museum narrates the story of written communication and the ways in which the technologies of printing have transformed our lives. The galleries trace significant developments from ancient Mesopotamian clay tablets to the Chinese invention of movable type to Johann Gutenberg's printing press. American history is dramatized through newspaper accounts of major events from the American Revolution to the Civil War. Texas history is told through the life of the state's first printer, with a press he owned and a display of the documents and newspapers he printed.

The Hearst Newspaper Gallery demonstrates the emergence of modern printing, and the exhibit of historic newspapers documents pivotal moments in recent history. The Museum also presents rotating exhibitions highlighting fine art prints, rare books, and artifacts.

Museums and Attractions

  • Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10am-5pm
  • Admission: For admission and tour rates, please visit our website at
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  • Requirement for Chaperone/Student Ratio: 1/10
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Facility Info

  • Exhibits Space
  • Description The Printing Museum is delighted to offer its unique facilities to outside parties. The Museum is an ideal setting for receptions, corporate meetings, seminars, and community events. Any individual or group is eligible to apply for use of the facility for special events.
  • Exhibits 2
  • Reception Capacity 300
  • Space Notes The rental facilities at The Printing Museum include the J.V. Burnham Print Gallery, New Gallery, Reception Gallery, Theater, and Classroom. The entire Museum may also be rented for private events and will include access to the Museum’s collection of historic presses and documents. Please speak with the Rental Events Coordinator about exhibitions on view on the date of your event. The New Gallery accommodates 50 guests seated at tables, or 100 guests standing. The J.V. Burnham Print Gallery accommodates 40 guests seated at tables, or 90 guests standing. In each gallery, assembly seating can be arranged to seat 75 guests in rows. The Theater has 65 fixed seats, and the Classroom accommodates 10 guests seated at tables. The Rental Events Coordinator will meet with the client to discuss the event and make recommendations regarding setup.
  • Theatre Capacity 65
  • Audio/Visual true
  • Facility Buy Out For Special Event true
  • Banquet Capacity 100
  • Number of Rooms 3
  • Classroom Capacity 10

Meeting Rooms

J.V. Burnham Print Gallery
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 675
  • Width: 26.5
  • Length: 25
  • Banquet Capacity: 40
  • Reception Capacity: 90
New Gallery
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 742
  • Width: 30.5
  • Length: 24
  • Banquet Capacity: 50
  • Reception Capacity: 100
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 830
  • Width: 38.5
  • Length: 21.5
  • Theater Capacity: 65
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