Families & Children

The National Print Museum offers an exciting range of activities, events, workshops and educational resources for families and children.

Family Guided Tour

Through three fun and interactive activities and working directly with artefacts from the Museum’s collection, families learn about a selection of the traditional printing machines, are given the opportunity to experience traditional hand-setting and printing and using the Japanese paper craft of origami learn how to make and decorate their very own printer’s hat.

At the close of the tour, parents can avail of the engaging audio-visual presentation which gives them a unique opportunity to see demonstrations of a number of the printing machines in the permanent exhibition, along with a description of how they work from the Museum’s dedicated active retired volunteers.

For more information on how to book a Family Tour please see our Visit Us page.


Education Area

Families and children can discover the creative world of printing every day at the National Print Museum’s Education Area, supported by the Aviva Stadium Community Fund. The Education Area was handcrafted by a local artist, Andrew Clancy, and is situated on the mezzanine level of the Museum.

All activities are free, self-guided and encourage family learning and interaction. Activities include arts and crafts (ink stamping, light box picture tracing, stencilling, easy origami, drawing & colouring), alphabet games for the tiny tots, activity sheets and reading from our wonderful Junior Library.

We run a number of themed drop-in events at our Education Area – including Love Bugs on 14 February 2023.

See the What’s On section of the website for more information.



Demonstration Days

On Demo Days, the Museum becomes a hive of activity with printing demonstrations from our volunteers, printer’s hat-making, ‘Wanted’ poster printing, self-guided arts and crafts activities at the Education Area, mini children’s workshops in printmaking or bookmaking and face-painting.

See the What’s On section of the website for more information on upcoming Demo Days.


Art & Crafts Workshops for children

The Museum runs number fun and engaging arts and crafts workshops for children of various ages. Upcoming workshops include Lego Print (pre-booking required) on 12 February 2023.

See the What’s On section of the website for more information.


Children’s Birthday Activity Tour

The Museum offers an  activity-based birthday tour for children aged between 6 – 12 years. Please contact admin@nationalprintmuseum.ie for more information. Advance booking of at least 2 weeks is required for all birthday tours.