Madeira Press Museum

Opened in August 2013, Madeira’s Press Museum is located in the Town Library of Câmara de Lobos. With an area of about 2,000 m2, the mission of the new museum, in combination with the National Press Museum, is to display, make inventory and recover the heritage of the graphic industry and press in the Autonomous Region of Madeira, as well as promoting cultural activities.

The collections in the museum have about four dozen machines and considerable typographic, lithographic, cinematic historical heritage, and another associated with the area of Press and Communication, which features some original equipment and machines from the 19th and 20th centuries, among which is a machine for manual printing, manufactured by Golding & Cº, Boston, in 1886, an Intertype, made in England in 1911, by Harris-Intertype, Ltd. and a rotary printing press machine, unique in the history of the press in Madeira.