In the Typewriter museum “Peter Mitterhofer” in Parcines you can see various interesting prototypes of type writers.
The municipality of Parcines gave his most famous citizen a proper memorial by establishing a small museum to his honour on the occasion of Peter Mitterhofer’s 100th anniversary of his day of death. In 1997, four years after its opening, the museum changed residence and moved into the new building “Teisenhaus” in the centre of Parcines. Come and make a virtual walkthrough with us!
On the ground floor of the “Peter Mitterhofer” museum you can discover the world of writing form its very beginnings. Cuneiform scripts, hieroglyphics as well as a Gutenberg Bible can be admired. Moreover there is a diorama illustrating Peter Mitterhofer and his first typewriter prototype. On the 1st floor there is the “military vitrine” with type writers from WWII, as well as the “foreign language vitrine” showing Chinese, Japanese, Cyrillic, Corean, Senegalese and Thai graphic characters. On the same floor there is also the famous prototype “Malling Hansen”, which is considered to be the most precious typewriter ever as well as the highlight of the museum.
We proceed our virtual tour onto the 2nd floor, where a golden Princess 300 and a Royal Gold are exhibited. Moreover there are accounting machines, electric typewriters and a phonograph, which has been constructed by the genius Thomas Alva Edison. Also the IBM72, the previous model of the computer, can be admired in the museum. However, the gallery presents a selection of rare typewriters for blind people as well as a rich variety of typewriters for children from the period of time between 1901 and 1998, such as “La mia prima Olivetti”, “Barbie” and “Mickey Mouse”.
Opening hours and prices:
November 2019 to March 2020:
Tuesday from 10 am to noon
April to October 2020:
Monday from 2 pm to 6 pm
from Tuesday to Friday from 10 am to 12 am and from 2 pm to 6 pm
Saturday from 10 am to 12 am
closed on Sundays and bank holidays
every first Sunday of the month from 2 pm to 6 pm
Guided tours all-the-year (upon request), Audioguides in English
7.00 Euros, family ticket available
phone: +39 0473 967581, email@example.com