Visit Us

Location

Old Garrison Chapel, Beggars Bush Barracks, Dublin 4, D04 E0C9

Entrance

€5 adults, €4 students, seniors and unwaged, and €10 for families. Children under 5 years receive free admission.

Guided Tour Times

12.00 and 14.00, Tuesday to Friday

14.00 on Saturday and Sunday (excluding bank holiday weekends)

New Opening Hours

  • Tuesday – Friday | 10.00 – 16.00
  • Saturday – Sunday | 12.00 – 16.00
  • Closed Mondays Public Holidays and Bank Holiday Weekends (Sat-Mon inclusive)
  • PLEASE NOTE THE MUSEUM IS CLOSED THE WEEKEND OF 19-20 SEPTEMBER 2020
  • Special hour for vulnerable persons from 10.00-11.00 Tuesday – Friday

Book Your Visit Now

Where possible we advise advanced booking.

Elderly / vulnerable hour

Adult visit (weekday, self-guided)

Adult visit (weekend, self-guided)

Adult guided tour

Family self-guided visit

Family guided tour

Additional child visit (with accompanying adult)

Getting Here

By Car or on foot: Arriving from Dublin city centre, head south from Merrion Square, over Mount Street Bridge, take a left at the junction of Northumberland Road and Haddington Road, and then the second right through the archway entrance to Beggars Bush Barracks. Once inside the Barracks, the Museum is located in the back right-hand corner. Parking is limited within the Barracks and drivers are advised to be observant of clamping signs.

Nearest Dart Station: The nearest DART stations are Lansdowne Road or Grand Canal Dock  – both of which are approximately a five minute walk from the National Print Museum. Please visit www.irishrail.ie for timetables.

Bus Routes: Numbers 4 or 7 to Northumberland Road and Haddington Road Junction. See www.dublinbus.ie for timetables

Nearby Places to Stay: http://www.hotelscombined.ie/Place/National_Print_Museum_of_Ireland.htm

Accessibility

On the ground floor, visitors will find the Reception, Museum Shop, permanent exhibition, toilets, and Café. The ground floor is fully accessible. Entry for wheelchairs, prams and buggies is via the Café.

On the mezzanine level, visitors will find the temporary exhibitions. The mezzanine level is not accessible to wheelchair users.

Unlocking the Museum!

We are delighted to announce that the Museum is reopening from 21 July. During lockdown we’ve made some improvements to the space and the way we do things. We’re not going back to normal, we’re going back to better!

The safety and well being of our staff and visitors is of upmost importance. Much has been done by way of meeting the COVID health and safety requirements and we are happy to announce that we have signed up to the Failte Ireland Safety Charter.

Here’s what to expect from your visit…

Pre-visit

As we are operating at limited capacity, we advise advanced booking to avoid queues. Guided tours are undoubtedly the best way to explore the collection, but they are limited to five persons – so book to avoid disappointment!

Preparations

We’ve gone to great lengths to make the Museum as safe for our staff and visitors as possible, but we do have some asks of you.

  • If you are meant to be in quarantine/self-isolating, we kindly ask that you stay in quarantine/self-isolation!
  • Where possible we ask you to wear a face covering or mask. Disposable masks are available in the Museum Shop should you forget yours on the day.
  • There are QR codes in the exhibition, so it could be handy to download a QR reader in advance but not compulsory.
  • If you think you might like to buy something in the shop, please bring your card as the shop is now contactless. Donations may be made in cash, but all sales are to be made contactless.
  • We will send you a detailed booking confirmation email, so make sure to give it a thorough read!
  • Download the government’s COVID Tracker app https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/news/newsfeatures/covid19-updates/covid-tracker-app/

On arrival

  • There will be two queues – one for pre-booked visits and one for drop-ins. We are timing the visits to start 15 minutes apart, so that visitors can enjoy the new smart flow system without feeling rushed. Pre-booked visitors will be called in at their allocated slot. Drop-ins will be accommodated where possible or when busy we may assist you to make a booking to come back a little later. There are floor stickers 2 metres apart where visitors can wait.
  • On arrival we ask that you sanitize your hands. There are stations throughout the Museum to facilitate regular hand sanitizing.
  • Please check-in with our staff on arrival and listen to their important welcome message. The front of house staff will be positioned behind a Perspex barrier.
  • We will take your details for contact tracing. (Visitors who book online will be able to do this online). All details will be kept in compliance with GDPR.
  • Those attending for a guided-tour will be looked after by a visor-wearing tour guide. Please follow their directions and enjoy your tour.
  • Those taking a self-guided visit will be given a map. This map follows a smart flow system to facilitate social distancing whilst pointing out some of the highlights from the collection. In your interest and in the interest of fellow visitors we ask that you follow this map. It’s also pretty informative!

Throughout your visit

  • Please socially distance. The current guidelines are to stay 2 metres apart from those not from the same household.
  • Follow signage and advice from our staff, who are trained to make your visit as safe and enjoyable as possible.
  • We are usually a very hands-on museum, but at these times we ask you not to touch the collection.
  • We will provide you with a stylus pen to watch some of the videos in the collection.

Other

  • Only one person or one group from the same household may visit the temporary exhibition at a time. Yay, you get the whole exhibition to yourself!
  • Our staff will monitor this closely, so please wait at the bottom to the stairs to enter the space until directed.
  • As space is tight we ask that only one person (or person with carer/child) queue for the toilet facilities at a time.
  • There is no cloakroom facility.
  • We don’t like to ruin the surprise, but there will be a live demonstration and a little letterpress keepsake of your visit. This will have been preprinted and placed in an envelope at least 72 hours before your visit.
  • Our Education Area has been reduced greatly. But do visit the space upstairs, you may find a take-home gift and links to our “print at home” activities.
  • If you take a look at a book in our library, we ask that you place it in the “for quarantine section”. It will stay here for 72 hours before it is re-shelved.

All of these measures, along with others such as regular cleaning and disinfecting, are in your interest and in the interest of our staff.

*Please note that we cannot take large group bookings at this time. Schools keep an eye out for an online alternative coming soon!

The unlocking has been supported by Doggett Group, Westside Press, The Irish Print Federation and Marson Safety.