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 all year Mon-Fri 9.00 am-5.00 pm; Sat-Sun 2.00 pm-5.00 pm
Closed Bank Holiday weekends (Sat/Sun/Mon)
Closed 21 Dec-Jan 1
Self-guided tours. Also guided tours for individual visitors and pre-booked groups. 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.
Free tour every Sunday at 3.00 pm (excluding Bank Holiday weekends). No booking required.
Daily guided tours at 11.30 am and 2.30 pm, Mon– Fri. No afternoon tours on Wednesdays.
Garrison Chapel, Beggars Bush Barracks, Haddington Road, Dublin 4.
Tel: 01 6603770.
Adults €5; concessions.