The Best Hands-on Museum in Upper Canada. The restored home of rebel publisher William Lyon Mackenzie reveals 500 years of printing technology, amid the authentic ambiance of a period print shop.

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    Guided Tour


Fully Operational Louis Roy Press

Fully Operational Louis Roy Press

Rarest in the Mackenzie Printery's collection is the Louis Roy Press, oldest in Canada and one of the few original wooden presses remaining in the world! A hands-on experience is encouraged with a working linotype and eight operating heritage presses.

A Historical Landmark

A Historical Landmark

The site was the former home of "responsible government," where firebrand editor William Lyon Mackenzie began his publishing career with his newspaper, the Colonial Advocate, dedicated to political reform. A life sized wax replica of Lyon Mackenzie still inhabits the building.

Revisit the past

Hours of Operation


(13+ years)


(6 - 12 years)

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Heritage Trail Pass

4 Heritage Sites



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