Families & Children Fun Activities

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

Family-Friendly 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.

Creative Corner

Families and children can discover the creative world of printing every day at the National Print Museum’s Creative Corner, supported by the Aviva Stadium Community Fund. The Creative Corner 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, stenciling, 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 Creative Corner. See the What’s On section of the website for more information.

 

Art & Crafts Workshops for Children

The Museum runs a number of fun and engaging arts and crafts workshops for children of various ages. Visit our Workshops page to learn what’s on offer.

 

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 in the Creative Corner, 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.

 

Children’s Birthday Activity Tour

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

A child smiles after seeing their name printed on a poster.
A photo of the tabletop in the Education Area, with containers of coloured pencils and crayons, patterned origami paper, scissors, and stickers
Lego print tiles and assembled letters
2 children assemble P22 Blox to create a print.
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