Robert Smail’s Printing Works
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Robert Smail’s Printing Works

Oldest working commercial letterpress printers in the UK – a living museum of Victorian history

Things to do

Guided tours

Visits to Robert Smail’s Printing Works include a guided tour in three sections as well as a hands-on element. In the Office you’ll find out about the generations of the Smail family and see some of our fantastic archive. In the Caseroom you’ll be put to work by the compositor – can you pass the first year of your apprenticeship?! And in the Machine Room you’ll see some of our original presses in action.

School visits

We welcome school visits at Robert Smail’s Printing Works. For more information, please see our Learning pages.