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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  • As an ex-graphic designer I have always been fascinated by the world of print, and this museum is an absolute must-see for anyone interested in the history and technology of 19th and 20th century prin...  more »
  • amazing place well worth a visit . i loved every minute of it . if i was to have one complaint it would be that i would have loved a bigger place and a little more of the finishing end of the process ...  more »
  • A one of a kind collection of all things typographic - from chases and cases of wood and lead type, to hot metal monotype and all things in between. A great place to visit - highly recommended!  more »
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  • Super interesting exhibition and very kind people! the machines are still working... Lovely building... It‘s absolutely worth visiting...
  • Great museum. Get the guided tour. Always fascinating.
  • Fascinating insight into the history of printing, and ultimately, its decline. Interesting temporary exhibition of Irish Album covers from the 1960's onwards. Some truly awful artwork, but very nostalgic. Oh, and it's completely free. Voluntary donations welcome.
  • Great food and atmosphere
  • Great history tour of old irish print process
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