Mackenzie Printery & Newspaper Museum

The museum was the former home of firebrand editor William Lyon Mackenzie where he began his political career with his newspaper. Now the Mackenzie Printery & Newspaper Museum is dedicated to printing techniques from the 18th to 20th centuries. They have a wide variety of equipment and provide hands-on demonstrations.

Mackenzie Printery's collection imparts wide knowledge to the guests with proper demonstration on how the old printing machines worked.

A visit to the Mackenzie Printery museuum will be a great experience. Its worth a stop when traveling from Niagara Falls to Niagara on the Lake. Its takes about 45 minutes for a tour in the museum.

Louis Roy Press, Canada's oldest printing press, is inluded in the Mackenzie Printery's collection. It is the oldest wooden press in Canada. The press was used to print Ontario’s first newspaper “the Upper Canada Gazette or American Oracle.

Mackenzie Printery & Newspaper Museum

All of the equipment in the Mackenzie Printery's collection are still fully operational. Guests can take part in a hands-on experience by learning how to hand-set moveable type and operate two heritage printing presses.

The Museum has a remarkable collection of working presses that are owned and maintained by Mackenzie Heritage Printery Committee, while the Niagara Parks Commission owns the building.

The Mackenzie Printery & Newspaper Museum remains open from May to October.

Admission Price:

ADULT (13+ YEARS) --> $6.42
CHILD (6 - 12 YEARS) --> $4.42


Mackenzie Printery & Newspaper Museum
1 Queenston Street, Queenston,
Ontario. L0S 1L0, Canada


The Mackenzie Printery is currently closed for the season and will re-open May 11, 2019.

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