Collection & Permanent Exhibition

The National Print Museum has a collection of over 10,000 objects that covers the whole range of the printing craft in Ireland. The collection comprises printing machinery and artefacts including printing blocks, metal and wooden movable type, ephemera, photographs, books, pamphlets, periodicals and one banner.

The lay-out 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.

Due to space constraints only 30% of the collection is on display at the Museum at any given time.

Collection Highlights