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National Print Museum

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Address: Haddington Road | Garrison Chapel, Beggars Bush, Dublin 4, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 1 660 3770
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14:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 14:00 - 17:00
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In this digital age where information is at our fingertips, the National...

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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Engineers week

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 sure.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 they have the machines running. I would highly recommend it for an afternoon in a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 hour watching the introduction movie and walking around myself watching all the amazing machines in... More 

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Thank Sara J
Warwickshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Tucked away at the back of these former barracks, the print museum traces the history of the printing process and how it has impacted Irish history. Live demonstrations from staff too of letter-press processes. A bit off the beaten track, but therefore not busy and worth the detour if you've an interest in the subject.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

This a great little museum which exhibs the history of print in Ireland and has an amazing selection of print equipment that was used in the print industry in Ireland over the years. At the moment it is exhibiting a history of 1916 and it would be a good visit for parents with children to show them how print was... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Yo can smell the ink and the machine oil. The exhibits are explained and properly sequenced. Its a RARE GEM, and should be more/better appreciated. Its an intense place with history in every step. Go, learn, stay a while.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

Highly recommended place to visit if you want to see another side of Dublin, away from the usual tourist crowd. The guided tour (€3.50 for adult) is a must if you want your visit to be fruitful and more enjoyable, there are two guided tours a day. I came in on a quiet day and had the good fortune of... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

This is a small but very interesting museum. It differs from most museums insofar as most of the exhibits are free standing and accessible. The staff and volunteers are very friendly and answered all of my questions. I intended to have a quick look around but stayed for over an hour.

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Newbridge, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

Our Daughter had to do a school project on the 1916 Proclamation, & was recommended to visit this museum. Yes this isn't the biggest museum in the world but all the same, this was a fantastic experience, and the guy on 'duty' that day went out of His way to give our Daughter as much information as was possible. Pamphlets... More 

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Cork, Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

This isn't a very big museum but it's a great place for anyone interested in printing and book binding. This is the only dedicated print museum in Britain and Ireland. Visitors can experience many different types of printers. They also have one of the few original copies of the 1916 Proclamation

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