Museum of Printing at the New England Regional Art Museum

The Museum of Printing specialises in the art and technology of the printing trade as it developed in Australia from the early 1800s through to the end of the hot type era. The Museum is home to the F.T. Wimble & Co. collection of letterpress presses and finishing equipment sold throughout Australia to metropolitan and regional newspaper offices and printeries.


The Museum of Printing collection includes flatbed, platen and proofing presses, lino- and mono-type machines, stitchers, guillotines and bindery equipment, printing inks, line blocks, metal and wooden type, trade manuals, photographs and jobbing ephemera used in the Australian printing trade from the early 1800s to the mid-1900s.