National Print Museum, Dublin

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The National Print Museum in Dublin collects, documents, preserves, exhibits, interprets and makes accessible the material evidence of printing craft and fosters associated skills of the craft in Ireland. Opened in 1996, the National Print Museum is a place for printers, historians, students and the general public to see and hear how printing developed and brought information, in all its forms, to the world.
The Museum is fully accredited under The Heritage Council’s Museum Standards Programme for Ireland. On exhibit is a representative display of the equipment and artefacts of the rich centuries-old printing heritage. Items include a replica Gutenberg press (on loan from The Tudors TV series) and an original 1916 Proclamation (on loan until 2016) along with a machine (Wharfedale) similar to the one it was printed on. The National Print Museum's activities include guided tours, exhibitions, workshops, outreach, lectures, demonstrations days, and many other special events.
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  • With some time before the ferry ⛴ back to the UK we had some time to experience this great little tucked away museum. Luckily we arrived just as the tour was starting, which was very informative and h...  more »
  • Excellent tour guide Very informative Hands on vintage printing presses Comprehensive history of printing and its impact on society  more »
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  • Take time to book the official tour ahead of time. The history of not only print, but of the country is found here, told by those with an infectious passion for it. And when the tour is over, the Cafe stands out for it's ambience and amazing selection of cakes, breads, etc. Everything in the National Print Museum is done with care and attention. One of my favorite places to take my friends when they visit. Well worth the trip!
  • I am a retired printer. This museum brought me back 50 years. Wonderful. The history of printing in Ireland will be of interest to anyone who likes social or technical history. The guide there is very helpful also. Long may this museum last.
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