Third Level Tours & Research

Why visit the National Print Museum?

The National Print Museum is an excellent resource for 3rd level students and offers an interactive guided tour of our permanent exhibition which can be tailored to suit the specific course content and learning needs of each group. Strong connections can be made and interpreted through the National Print Museum’s collection with the following 3rd level courses:

Print Management, Graphic Design, Visual Communications, Fine Art, History, Heritage Studies, English, Creative Writing, Media Studies, Journalism, Library studies, Museum studies, Engineering.

For more information and to make a booking enquiry, see our Visit Us page.


Reference Library

The National Print Museum’s reference library is an excellent resource for 3rd level research and project work. This specialist reference library boasts 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 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

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.

Tour guide with Proclamation
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