Why visit the National Print Museum?
The National Print Museum hosts a variety of exciting art and craft workshops throughout the year such as Introduction to Letterpress, Printmaking (including Drypoint & Chine Colle, Linocut, Japanese Woodblock and Monotype), Calligraphy, Bookbinding, Artist’s Bookmaking, Batik, Origami, Silk Painting and Card making.
The Museum runs a free lecture series throughout the year, where a number of experts present on a broad range of topics relating to the history and development of printing and associated crafts, contemporary letterpress and printing in relation to important historical events in Ireland.
For information on any upcoming lectures please visit our Events Calendar.
Have you ever seen a museum come to life? Suitable for all ages, a Demonstration Day at the National Print Museum is the perfect opportunity to witness the fascinating traditional craft of letterpress printing in practice as our volunteer active retired printers and typesetters share highlights of and captivating stories about the Museums’ collection and their time in the industry. To get a feel for what you will see and who you will meet at one of our Demonstration Days visit our Collection and Permanent Exhibition page to view one of our many Collection Highlights video shorts.
To find out when our next Demonstration Day is on please visit our Events Calendar.
The National Print Museum’s reference library is an excellent resource for 3rd level research and project work. This specialist reference library boosts an impressive and extensive collection of books, pamphlets, journals, periodicals, handbooks, catalogues and newspapers relating to the history, technology and practice of printing, typography, bookmaking, papermaking and other associated crafts. Also included in the collection are books, items of ephemera and photographs showcasing various styles of printing and print houses of old. The library has an online searchable catalogue which can be accessed via the link below:
Making an appointment
The library is a reference library only and no items may be borrowed or removed from the Museum. To access the library you can make an appointment by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Prior to your appointment, please provide a list of the items you have identified in the catalogue that would like to access. A table will be set up with all items ready for you on your arrival and WIFI is available within the Museum.
Creative Community Workshop Progromme
for the Active Retired - September/ October 2014
We would like to invite individual active retirees from the local community to explore their hidden creative talents by engaging with the National Print Museum through a short series of free beginners’ arts and crafts workshops, which will include Introduction to Letterpress, Bookbinding and Calligraphy.
Participants will take part in the programme through a series of five visits to the National Print Museum, which will take place over a two-week period from the end of September into early October (Positive Aging Week). The Creative Community Workshop Programme is open to active retirees who reside in the locality of the National Print Museum and the Aviva Stadium (Beggars Bush, Lansdowne, Ballsbridge, Sandymount, Ringsend and Irishtown).
Places are limited and will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. The programme is free of charge to all participants with lunch provided.
If you would like to take part in our Creative Community Workshop Programme please contact our Education Officer:
This programme is supported by the Aviva Stadium Community Fund Scheme.