National Print Museum

National Print Museum

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The National Print Museum is a museum of printing craft skills. It has a collection of over 10,000 objects that covers the whole range of the printing craft in Ireland. The collection consists of printing machinery and artefacts including printing blocks, metal and wooden movable type, ephemera, photographs, books, pamphlets, periodicals and one banner. The collection policy covers from the introduction of movable type to Ireland (in the 16th century) to the present day.

Open Tues-Fri 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Sat, Sun 12.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Closed Mondays, Public Holidays and Bank Holiday Weekends (Saturday-Monday inclusive)
Closed 21 Dec-Jan 1

Self-guided tours. Also guided tours for individual visitors and pre-booked groups (see below). The tour takes you through the history of printing, and the museum’s three part print-shop style exhibition (composing, printing and finishing areas). Caution – parking on site is very limited and parking “clampers” are active.

Guided tours most days at 12 noon (€5 per person)

Garrison Chapel, Beggars Bush Barracks, Haddington Road, Dublin 4.

Tel: 01 6603770.

Admission free.