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J. F. Schreiber-Museum

Technique and industry
History and tradition
Esslingen am Neckar
Germany
The J.F. Schreiber-Museum is home to the history of the publishing house J.F. Schreiber and its products. The company started business in 1831 with 44 stone slabs for lithography. With this technique it was possible to produce copies of coloured pictures and books more easily. The high quality soon led to economic success, and the publishing house in Esslingen was in business until after 1950. It is famous for its picture and construction sheets, children's books, blackboards for schools and its popular model-making sheets.

The exhibition showcases original drafts, paper theatres, cardboard models and picture books. An illustrator's workshop and a printing house grant insight into the work environment 100 years ago. Another highlight of the museum is the “Wurzelhöhle” (root cave) in which children learn about the most popular children's book of the publishing house “Etwas von den Wurzelkindern” (The Story of the Root Children) by Sibylle von Olfers. Children and adults are invited to create an artwork of their own in the adjoining workshop. On the last Wednesday of the month a creative programme with varying topics is offered. In 2006 the exhibition space was extended by new rooms at the Schwörhaus at the market square, in which special exhibitions about paper are presented.
J. F. Schreiber-Museum
J. F. Schreiber-Museum
J. F. Schreiber-Museum
Opening hours

TUE-SAT 14.00-18.00
SUN, holidays 11.00-18.00

closed: Good Friday, 24-25/12, 31/12
Address
J. F. Schreiber-Museum
Untere Beutau 8-10
Im Salemer Pfleghof
73728
Esslingen am Neckar
Germany
+49 711 35 12 32 41 (Verwaltung/Administration)

48.743617, 9.305922