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National Print Museum

Haddington Road | Garrison Chapel, Beggars Bush, Dublin 4, Ireland
+353 1 660 3770
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Suffragette City

The permanent exhibition of all things print related are well worth a visit but from now until the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
tonyfitzsimons
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Fantastic!

The museum is reallly interesting, the place is wonderful and the volonteers who welcoming me are... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2018
Charlotte F
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The National Print Museum champions print and its impact on the world. The Museum aims to promote the historical significance and contemporary relevance of printing by exploring its heritage, technology and craft. It is a unique museum and the only printing museum of its kind in Ireland and the British Isles. The collection is not behind glass or rope, and is instead laid out like a traditional print shop and brought to life on a regular basis. In this digital age, the Museum affords the opportunity to step back in time and discover the invention of the printed word and its impact on the world. Visitors can enjoy the main exhibition and temporary exhibitions free of charge. There is a small fee of €3.50/€2.00 for a guided tour, where you get the opportunity to role up your sleeves and print your own letterpress poster! Keep an eye on the website for demonstration days, workshops and other special events.
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Haddington Road | Garrison Chapel, Beggars Bush, Dublin 4, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The permanent exhibition of all things print related are well worth a visit but from now until the end of September there is the added bonus of an exhibition on the struggles of Ireland's Suffragettes, in print and in photographs. A fascinating addition not to...More

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Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

The museum is reallly interesting, the place is wonderful and the volonteers who welcoming me are so kind! It was really cool!

Thank Charlotte F
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

We had one last day in Dublin when our plans for another museum fell through. I'm glad they did! This museum (located in a lovely part of town that we hadn't yet visited) is a little gem - and it's free! We saw one of...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

As an ex-graphic designer I have always been fascinated by the world of print, and this museum is an absolute must-see for anyone interested in the history and technology of 19th and 20th century printing. A lovely converted cut-stone barracks building houses a fantastic collection...More

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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

amazing place well worth a visit . i loved every minute of it . if i was to have one complaint it would be that i would have loved a bigger place and a little more of the finishing end of the process . otherwise...More

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Reviewed 11 February 2018

A one of a kind collection of all things typographic - from chases and cases of wood and lead type, to hot metal monotype and all things in between. A great place to visit - highly recommended!

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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Have visited more than once on multiple occasions and am fascinated every time. Such an interesting and magical place. There are a lot of different printing presses, even from Heidelberg. For history lovers, there's also an original copy of the declaration of independence. Sometimes there...More

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

This museum is an excellent spot to spend an afternoon learning the history of print or taking part in a workshop. I attended a Letterpress printing workshop here which was extremely interesting and enjoyable. We all came away at the end of the course with...More

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Reviewed 15 January 2018

This place is a must visit for any printing enthusiasts! Though it can be difficult to find once you get there it really is worthwhile. Though I missed the tour Sarah was kind enough to take me around and explain more about the machines (most...More

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Wonderful rich resources of the history of printing. Original copy of the declaration of independence and a guided talk on its creation. I have been to several workshops, book binding, modern calligraphy and family print workshops. All fantastic.

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Hello! The legend, Alf McCormack is indeed still volunteering at the National Print Museum! You can generally find him here on Demo Days or Reminiscence Evenings. Let us know if you would like us to pass on a message or get... More
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