The National Print Museum was established to document the history of printing in Ireland and was officially opened in 1996 to retain the skills relating to the craft of printing and to create a permanent working exhibition of printing.
The museum has a collection of over 10,000 objects that cover the whole range of printing crafts in Ireland. The collection comprises printing machinery and artefacts, including printing blocks, metal and wooden moveable type, ephemera, photographs, books, pamphlets, periodicals and one banner.
The National Print Museum runs regular workshops in a variety of print related crafts such as calligraphy, printmaking, batik and many more. A series of lectures is also organised each year.
Facilities include, Gutenberg Café, wheelchair accessible, disabled toilet, bus and car parking (free), special workshops and temporary exhibitions, guided tours available in many languages.
Admission is free. Tours: Adult €3.50, student/senior/child €2, Family €7.
Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm Saturday - Sunday | 14.00 - 17.00 Closed bank holiday weekends
Directions: Take bus numbers 4 or 7 to Northumberland Road and Haddington Road Junction, nearby bus stops (2 minutes) from the Castle Hotel.
National Print Museum