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“A little treasure”

National Print Museum
Ranked #72 of 514 things to do in Dublin
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Precious time spent with great men who still love their work.
For a contemporary graphic designer like me, it was very interesting!
A big thank to MrDevlin and to all the staff ;)

Thank vael13
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

So interesting! Wonderful typesetting machines from the past. Still in working order on occasions.
In a great location, lovely surroundings. Café on site. Parking, WC available. Take the tour if you can. It enables you to understand how all the different machines work. Suitable for children of all ages. As there is an activity section for children. Suitable for adults of all ages. The tour takes just about an hour. 2 hours is enough time for the museum and café visit. A great outing. Really felt that I understood the printing process much better after. Often there are free tours, as in Heritage week etc., fee very little otherwise.

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Reviewed April 14, 2012

A delightful small museum highlighting the print industry, with printing presses, typesetting machines, binding equipment, etc.on display. Much of the equipment is in working order, and from time to time they run the old presses. My children (ages 8,11,14) were fascinated by the old machines, and they enjoyed the opportunity to set their name in type and print out a poster. The staff gave a tour of the various equipement, explaining what they did and how they worked. Excellent coffee in the cafe!

1  Thank Tommy087
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Reviewed December 22, 2011

Worth going if they have a special event on... try to get to talk to some of the workers for some interesting info on background to some of the machinery.

2  Thank JudyIreland
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Reviewed June 25, 2011

I decided to go to the National Print Museum because it's right near where I live and I'd heard it's good. It's such a cute little gem of a place. You walk through an almost perfect Georgian courtyard to the museum. It's in a small old church (I think) and it's full of old printing equipment. When we got there they had a a little demonstration going on. Everyone seemed to get a personal tour and got to try the old printers - we had little blocks with our names made (like old-fashioned stamps) and got to print out signs and things. So fun! I think it would be great for kids of all ages. Really nice little day out - you don't need long, but it's definitely worth a pop in.

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