The ancient and noble art of letterpress printing is still practised at the Eagle Press.

This method of printing was invented by Johannes Gutenberg in Germany circa 1440, enabling books to be printed using single letters cast in lead.  William Caxton introduced the process to England in 1476.

Although no longer used commercially a number of private presses  and museums still use and demonstrate this method including the Eagle Press at Crich Tramway Village.

We need volunteers to continue preserving this ancient art and would like to invite anybody who may have worked in printing, graphic design or is just curious as to what is involved.

Interested? Please contact Sam Allen on 01773 860773 or email:

Crich Tramway Village is a brand name for the National Tramway Museum (Accredited with Arts Council England), solely owned and operated by The Tramway Museum Society, incorporated in England with liability by guarantee (no. 744229). Registered charity number 313615. Our ICO number is Z6700136.

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