Petition to Save the London Type Museum

The London Type Museum is the most comprehensive type museum in the world. Its collections are vast, representing nearly all of the world\'s written languages in their historic printed form. It is a timeline in letters, a record of printed history from the earliest days through the present. It is also the last place where Monotype technicians continue to manually cut typefaces. Visitors to this unique working museum have been able to watch as type is cast, view presses in action and engage in hands-on workshops. The importance of the museum as an educational resource and source of inspiration for today\'s designers is immeasurable. These valuable collections are now in danger of being broken up and dispersed to the Science Museum and the V&A, where they will likely be placed in storage. This petition will be presented to the Trustees of the Type Museum as evidence that the public does not want to see this unique museum closed. Please show your support!


A group of supporters and former staff have organised the Type Museum Society with the aim of securing a future for these collections. Visit for more information.



No comments yet.

join the discussion

Recent signatures

  • username

    social bookmarking service, Russian Federation

    1 year ago Comments: JJuKBp I truly appreciate this article post.
  • username

    Andréas Schweizer, Switzerland

    2 years ago Comments: The Type Museum is a central piece in the printing european museum network. Monotype heritage and archives must be acessible for the professional and the public. Without the Type museum, UK will be the only european coutry without a printing museum.... Andréas Schweizer directeur Association pour le Patrimoine Industriel (API) Maison du Patrimoine Industriel et des arts graphiques 25 rue du Vuache CH-1201 Geneva Switzerland
  • username

    Martyn Thomas CBE FREng, United Kingdom

    2 years ago Comments: The type museum is internationally important. Surely the UK is not so destitute that we cannot find the funding to reopen it?
See more

Petition highlights

There are no highlights yet.