Museum of Printing
Come have fun with us on Saturday, September 29th. PRINT WITH LETTERPRESS at our family-friendly TRAILS & SAILS event! Cast your name in metal type and take a turn cranking a Vandercook press to make a print all your own. You'll take home a keepsake and a story to share with friends and family. And be sure to tour the Museum while you're here! The Museum of Printing is dedicated to preserving the rich history of graphic arts, printing equipment, and printing craftsmanship. Celebrating our 40th year in business, we moved to Haverhill two years ago and are thrilled to be here. Visit our extensive galleries full of letterpress, hot metal, offset, and phototypesetting exhibits and equipment, plus an art gallery, two beautiful libraries, a letterpress studio, and gift shop. Dedicated to keeping letterpress and the book arts alive and thriving, the Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit located at 15 Thornton Avenue in Haverhill.
15 Thornton Avenue, Haverhill, MA, 01832
FROM THE WEST ON ROUTE 495 - Take Route 495 North towards Haverhill, MA to Exit 49 (River Street). At the top of the ramp turn left passing over 495. Thornton Avenue is the first road on your left after crossing 495. The Museum is on your left about 100 yards up the hill. FROM THE EAST ON ROUTE 495 - On Route 495 heading South towards Haverhill take Exit 49/50. The first exit is 50, do not turn there, continue about 3/4 mile to exit 49. At the top of the ramp stay to the left. Turn left onto River Street. In 200 feet turn right onto Thornton Avenue. The Museum is on your left about 100 yards up the hill. FROM BOSTON VIA ROUTE 93 - From Boston take Route 93 North to Route 495 North. Then follow the directions from the West on Route 495 above. FROM NEW HAMPSHIRE VIA ROUTE 93 - Take Route 93 South, about 2 miles after entering Massachusetts take Route 495 North. Then follow the directions from the West on Route 495, toward Haverhill above. FROM DOWNTOWN HAVERHILL - Take River Street north. Travel a little less than 2 miles from the train station. After crossing 495 take an immediate left onto Thornton Avenue. The Museum is on your left about 100 yards up the hill. PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION - There are two train lines to Haverhill, the MBTA Haverhill line and the Amtrak Downeaster. The train station is located on the western end of the downtown area, 2.2 miles from the Museum.