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National Print Museum

Haddington Road | Garrison Chapel, Beggars Bush, Dublin 4, Ireland
+353 1 660 3770
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The history of Printing in Dublin

I did not know about this museum until my wife, who is a Genealogist, was researching information... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2017
Dublin, Ireland
A rare find

As the world goes digital it is such a thrill to see the old world of the printer bought to life in... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
Leura, nsw
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In this digital age where information is at our fingertips, the National Print Museum affords the opportunity to step back in time to discover the traditional craft of letterpress printing and appreciate the importance of the invention of the printed word. Entrance to the Museum is free of charge. Opening hours: Mon-Fri 09-17.00, Sat-Sun 14-17.00 and closed bank holiday weekends. See the website for details of regular guided tours.
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Haddington Road | Garrison Chapel, Beggars Bush, Dublin 4, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

I did not know about this museum until my wife, who is a Genealogist, was researching information about her family who worked as printers in the 1800s. She asked me to come along to the National Print Museum to discuss the history of printing and...More

Thank DJCass
Reviewed 4 October 2017

As the world goes digital it is such a thrill to see the old world of the printer bought to life in this museum. Old printing machines and all the accessories are displayed in MINT condition, preserved by dedicated folk forcibly retired from the industry...More

Thank Camelotto
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Well-informed guides gave us a great insight into a fascinating world which unfortunately is slipping into memory with the digital age. A hidden gem in Dublin and worth more attention. John McE

Thank JMcELesYvelines
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Delicious food, diverse menu, wonderful attention to detail and beautiful presentation. Will likely return before the end of our trip.

Thank Andrea H
Reviewed 8 June 2017

I visited as a volunteer with Writing Words. The Museum volunteers, who are all experts from the old printing world, brought the museum to life with demonstrations on the machines. They also told entertaining stories from their work days.

1  Thank Fiona O
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Wonderful museum, excellent exhibits, enthusiastic, friendly and knowledgeable tour guide - couldn't have asked for much more. You really need the tour to understand everything on display. Would have been great to see some of the machines working but understand that this has to be...More

Thank splenetic
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Very interesting. Hard to imagine how much work eent into every printed page.Looking forward to returning to see some of the machines in action.

Thank anicetipp
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

A lovely visit today during Engineers Week. The volunteers were great at showing the small kids how to do a simple printed poster and how to make a printer's cap. Also great explanation of the old printing presses by retired printers. Would recommend it for...More

Thank irishtraveller20162
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Fascinating little museum at the back of the former Beggars Bush barracks, it shows some of the machinery involved in the old days of printing. It is interesting any day, but especially good if you manage to visit on one of their "PrintFest" days when...More

Thank PapermanDublin
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Visiting Dublin by myself and planning on only ever walking I wondered whether the walk to the museum would be worth it! The museum is small, yes, but it's definitely worth the visit and a walk from the city centre! I spent close to an...More

Thank Sara J
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