This small, ramshackle museum does little to honour one of China’s great inventions, but scholars and those with a niche interest will get a kick out of the displays demonstrating different forms of printing from 200 BC onwards. Woodcuts and tools from across the dynasties are on display here, the most fascinating being the primitive seal script carvings on tortoise shells. The second-floor exhibition on printing money also features some interesting-looking machinery but boards here are in Mandarin only.
Don’t miss The nearby basement (separate from the main building) is packed with more ‘modern’ printing machinery from 1860 to the present day.
Estimated time One hour.
English provisions None.