partschins mitterhofer schreibmachinen museum
partschins mitterhofer schreibmachinen museum

Typewriter museum “Peter Mitterhofer”

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 tour 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, Korean, 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".

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Opening times

  • Sat 13 Aug 10:00 - 12:00
  • Sun 14 Aug closed
  • Mon 15 Aug closed
  • Tue 16 Aug 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 17 Aug 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 18 Aug 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 19 Aug 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00

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Summer 2022 (04/01/2022 - 10/29/2022)

  • Mon 14:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 12:00
  • Sun closed

1st Sunday of April (04/03/2022) 14:00 - 18:00

Easter 2022 (04/17/2022) closed

Easter Monday 2022 (04/18/2022) closed

Liberation Day 2022 (04/25/2022) closed

Labor Day / 1st Sunday of May (05/01/2022) closed

Republic Day 2022 (06/02/2022) closed

1st Sunday of June (06/05/2022) 14:00 - 18:00

Whit Monday 2022 (06/06/2022) closed

1st Sunday of July (07/03/2022) 14:00 - 18:00

1st Sunday of August (08/07/2022) 14:00 - 18:00

Feast of the Assumption 2022 (08/15/2022) closed

1st Sunday of September (09/04/2022) 14:00 - 18:00

1st Sunday of October (10/02/2022) 14:00 - 18:00

Admission

€ 7.00 adults, young people (16-18 years)
€ 6.30 adults (with guest card), students
€ 6.30 seniors 65+, groups (more than 10 persons)
€ 2.00 children and young people (6-15 years)

€ 15.00 family ticket

free for children under 6 years

free admission from April to October for everyone
every 1st Sunday of the month (2 pm to 6 pm)

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The museum stays open also in winter. Closed on public holidays.

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