The National Print Museum is open from Monday – Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm and Saturday – Sunday, 2.00pm to 5.00pm.
Entrance is FREE unless it is a tour. Tickets for a guided tour cost €2.00 per child/student/senior citizen, €3.50 per adult, €7.00 per family and teachers are free of charge.
The Gutenberg Café is open from Monday – Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm.
The National Print Museum is home to a fascinating collection of artefacts and objects relating to printing history. This unique Museum offers a range of age-appropriate guided tours for all educational levels. Through a tactile presentation, pupils will begin a journey of discovery through the different stages of printing, from the inventions of Johann Gutenberg to the early modern technology.
Working directly with artefacts from the Museums collection, pupils will have the unique opportunity to hand-set and print their names on a Farley Proofing Press. Primary pupils will enjoy the challenge of creating a special printers hat using origami techniques while the Post-Primary pupils will uncover the story of the printing of the 1916 Proclamation and examine the original copy on display in the Museum. Also available to older student groups is a short audio-visual presentation during which they can observe demonstrations of many of the machines in the Museum’s collection. Worksheets are provided to all groups and additional teacher resources are available on request.
For further information please contact Gretta Halpin, Education Officer, The National Print Museum, Beggars Bush, Haddington Rd, Dublin 4. Ph: (01) 6603770.