National Print Museum

National Print Museum information

Location
Dublin , Ireland
Address
Haddington Rd
Garrison Chapel, Beggar’s Bush
Telephone
+353 1 1 660 3770
Getting there
Bus: 7, 8 or 45 from city centre
Train: DART to Grand Canal Dock
More information
www.iol.ie/~npmuseum
Prices
adult/concession €3.50/2
Opening hours
9am-5pm Mon-Fri, 2-5pm Sat & Sun
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You don’t have to be into printing to enjoy this quirky little museum, where personalised guided tours are offered in a delightfully casual and compelling way. A video looks at the history of printing in Ireland and then you wander through the various (still working) antique presses amid the smell of ink and metal.

The guides are excellent and can tailor the tours to suit your special interests – for example, anyone interested in history can get a detailed account of the difficulties encountered by the rebels of 1916 when they tried to get the proclamation printed. Upstairs, there are lots of old newspaper pages recording important episodes in Irish history over the last century.