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Peter Mitterhofer Typewriter Museum

This special museum at Parcines is dedicated to Peter Mitterhofer (1822 - 1893), inventor of the typewriter

Peter Mitterhofer was born in 1822 in Parcines village and worked as a carpenter, following in the footsteps of his father. In 1864 he developed his first wooden model of typewriter, four more followed in the following years. But he had no recognition at all - only after the death he has been recognised as the inventor of the typewriter. On the occasion of his 100th death anniversary, in 1993 the Typewriter Museum - "Schreibmaschinenmuseum" in German, "Museo delle Macchine da Scrivere" in Italian" - was inaugurated in his birth place, Parcines.

Toady it boasts four floors and around 2,000 exhibits, providing an insight into more than 100 years of typewriting history. The exhibition comprises the timespan from 1864, the historic year of invention, up to the Eighties. By dioramas and modern communication media the visitors get illustrated information about this invention and its history of origins. By the way: The last typewriter was produced in 2011 in India in the last factory for mechanical typewriters.

Two highlights are the Danish "Malling Hansen", dating back to 1867 and one of the most precious typewriters ever, and the very first typewriter invented by Peter Mitterhofer. His 4th model, however, is displayed at the Merano Municipal Museum. And how to reach the Peter Mitterhofer Typewriter Museum? It can be found in the centre of Parcines, a parking place is located at the Piazza della Chiesa (Church Square). Parcines can also be reached by bus no. 213 from Merano.

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Opening times

  • Mon 17 Jun 14:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 18 Jun 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 19 Jun 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 20 Jun 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 21 Jun 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 22 Jun 10:00 - 12:00
  • Sun 23 Jun closed

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Spring 2024 (01/04/2024 - 01/06/2024)

  • 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

Easter Monday 2024 (01/04/2024) closed

1st Sunday of April (07/04/2024) 14:00 - 18:00

Liberation Day 2024 (25/04/2024) closed

Labor Day 2024 (01/05/2024) closed

1st Sunday of May (05/05/2024) 14:00 - 18:00

International Museum Day 2024 (19/05/2024) 10:00 - 17:00

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) closed

1st Sunday of June - Republic Day (02/06/2024) 14:00 - 18:00

Summer 2024 (03/06/2024 - 07/09/2024)

  • 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 July (07/07/2024) 14:00 - 18:00

1st Sunday of August (04/08/2024) 14:00 - 18:00

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) closed

1st Sunday of September (01/09/2024) 14:00 - 18:00

Autumn 2024 (09/09/2024 - 31/10/2024)

  • 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 October (06/10/2024) 14:00 - 18:00

Admission

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

€ 15.00 family ticket

free for children under 6 years
free for everyone every 1st Sunday of the month
free with the Museumscard and museumobil Card

guided tour (10 and more persons, admission included):
€ 8.00 adults
€ 4.00 with the museumobil Card
€ 2.00 students

€ 1.00 audio guide (free via QR-Code)

More information

Visits outside the opening hours and guided tours for groups upon request by phone.

The Peter Mitterhofer Typewriter Museum stays open all year round, closed on Sundays and on public holidays. Every 1st Sunday of the month, the museum is accessible from 2 pm to 6 pm (free admission). On May 19, 2024, the International Museum Day will be celebrated (free admission).

Summer season start 2024 on the 1st of April.

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