Guided tours of the National Print Museum’s permanent exhibition are offered to individual visitors and pre-booked groups.
During our interactive guided tour, after a short audio-visual presentation and a brief introduction to the history of printing, a tour guide will bring you on a journey of discovery through the Museum’s three part print-shop style exhibition; the composing, printing and finishing areas. You will also have the opportunity to hand-compose and print during the tour.
Beggars Bush Barracks 1916 Rising Walking Tour
To mark the centenary of the 1916 Rising, the National Print Museum ran a special Beggars Bush Barracks 1916 Rising Walking Tour. Private Pre-booked Group Tours are still available, provided at least 3 weeks notice is given. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
The guided tour of the Museum’s permanent exhibition is available to a range of visitor groups including Secondary Schools, 3rd Level students, Adult Education students, Heritage and Historical Groups, Disability Groups and Social Clubs. The tour is flexible in level of content and duration in order to suit each group’s specific needs and abilities.
(Maximum number 20, Duration 45 minutes)
Activity Based Tours
Activity based guided tours of the Museum are available to Primary Schools, Youth Groups and Families. Using the Museum’s collection and traditional arts and crafts, the tour guides introduce children to a hands-on, interactive learning experience which allows them to discover the world of letterpress printing.
(Maximum number 50, Duration 60-90 minutes)
How to book
Individuals and groups of 5 people or less
We offer two public guided tours of the Museum per day (Mon – Fri) at 11.30 and 14.30. See rates below. No booking required. There is no 14.30 tour on Wednesday afternoons.
The Museum tour guides are students of the 48-week course in Culture and Heritage Studies, a 48-week course.
Each year between courses, from Tuesday 18 September until mid-October, we will not be in a position to offer the daily walk-in tours. Our Front of House Team will happily answer any questions you may have on your self-guided visit!
Self-guided entry to the museum is always available, and group bookings can be facilitated through contacting email@example.com
NOTE: Guided group tours during 4 – 24 March 2019 (inclusive) will be limited as our course guides will be off-site for work experience. Should you wish to book during this period, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire, and we will make every effort to schedule a guide for your group.
Groups of 10 people or more
All groups of 10 people or more people are required to pre-book their guided tour with the Museum’s Education Department. If you have less than 10 people, please join the 11.30 or 14.30 public tour. If you are a group of less than 10 people and would like to have a private tour of the museum please contact email@example.com
Individuals and groups of less than 10 people (fees from 1 September 2018)
- Adult: €5
- Student: €4
- Senior: €4
- Family: €10
Pre-booked groups of 10 people or more (fees from 1 September 2018)
- Adult: €4
- Student: €2
- Senior: €2
Free Public Tour every Sunday (excluding Bank Holiday Weekends)
We offer a free guided tour of the permanent collection every Sunday at 15.00. No booking required.