Printing Museum

In the Printing Museum, which is in Cockermouth, you will find a collection of historical iron presses, housed in a 16th century building, starting with a display describing printing from the 15th century.

The oldest historical press is the 1820 Cogger Press, of which only three exist – the second is housed in the Science Museum in London and the third is privately owned. There is also a composing room, which shows how type was set by hand.

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