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National Print Museum

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Garrison Chapel, Beggars Bush, Haddington Road, Dublin,
T: +353(0)16603770

The National Print Museum in Dublin City collects, documents, preserves, exhibits, interprets and makes accessible the material evidence of printing craft and fosters associated skills of the craft in Ireland.

The National Print Museum was officially opened in 1996 in the former Garrison Chapel of Beggars Bush Barracks in Dublin 4.

The National Print Museum was established to document the history of printing in Ireland, 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.