The National Print Museum collects, documents, preserves and exhibits the history of the printing craft in Ireland.
The Museum has a collection of over 10,000 objects including print machinery and artifacts such as printing blocks, photographs, books, metal and wooden movable type and ephemera.
The lay-out of the National Print Museum mirrors that of a printing workshop with composing, printing and finishing areas. On display is a representative collection of this rich centuries-old printing heritage. Highlights include an original 1916 Proclamation along with a Wharfedale Stop Cylinder Press, the machine similar to that that the Proclamation was printed on.
Location of National Print Museum
The National Print Museum is located in the Old Garrison Chapel of Beggars Bush Barracks in Dublin 4. The ground floor which has the Reception, Museum Shop, permanent exhibition, toilets, and Café is fully accessible. Entry for wheelchairs, prams and buggies is via the Café. For more information visit the museum’s website.
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