The Museum is Temporarily Closed

On May 10, 2016, The Printing Museum suffered smoke and water damage from an electrical fire in the southwest part of the building. All of the Museum’s collections of books, newspapers and works on paper have been moved to off-site storage facilities, and they will undergo assessments by professional conservators. We anticipate being closed through the summer in order to clean and refurbish the museum. We are attempting to find alternate venues for our summer events, including The Montrose Print Market, our first-ever Independence Day Celebration, and the Summer Book Arts Studio. Updates on these events will be posted on our home page. Please check back often for updates on our grand re-opening. The presses will roll again!

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Located in Houston’s vibrant North Montrose District, The Printing Museum is comprised of multiple galleries featuring permanent and temporary exhibitions, a theater, gift shop, and letterpress, book binding, lithography and papermaking studios.

Learn more about the Museum Collections and Upcoming Exhibitions.

For more information about tours, please click here.

Museum Admission

Museum Members: Free
Visitors 12 & Younger: Free
Visitors 13+ $8
Visitors 55+ $6

Additional discounts available for military personnel, college students and AAA members.*

*Discounts may not be combined.
**Family members of Active Duty Military service personnel receive free admission from Memorial Day through Labor Day as part of Blue Star Museums, a program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

1324 W. Clay Street
Houston, Texas 77019

(Just south of Allen Parkway between Waugh Drive and Montrose Boulevard.

(713) 522-4652


Two Museum parking lots hold a capacity of approximately 50 cars. Additional free street parking is also available.

Public Transportation

The Printing Museum is accessible by several METRO Bus Lines:

  • 032 Renwick/San Felipe – Stop at West Gray St. & Waugh Dr., walk three blocks north to West Clay St.
  • 040 Telephone/Heights – Stop at West Dallas St. & Joe Annie St., walk one block south to West Clay St.
  • 041 Kirby/Polk – Stop at West Dallas St. & Joe Annie St., walk one block south to West Clay St.
  • 056 Airline/Montrose – Stop at Montrose Blvd. & West Dallas St., walk six blocks east to West Clay St.

Check the METRO web site for more information and any changes to these routes. This information is for general use only. The Printing Museum endeavors to keep the information as up-to-date and correct as possible. The Museum cannot accept any liability for errors or omissions or for loss or damage arising from accessing or using the content/information provided.


The building and facilities are wheelchair accessible.

Photography Policy

The use of non-flash photography by the general public is permitted in all galleries, unless otherwise indicated. Photographs taken at the The Printing Museum are for personal use only, and are not to be used for commercial purposes. Visitors must receive permission by Museum staff to use tri-pods. Video is not allowed without prior permission.

Dining Options

Several dining options, some within a comfortable walk from the Museum, are available along Waugh Drive, including Whole Foods Market, Pei Wei Asian Diner, Luby’s and Café Express.

Holiday Calendar

The Museum is closed on the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Easter
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving: Thursday & Friday
  • Christmas Day