About the event
To celebrate August Craft Month, there will be a new hands-on craft activity in the Museum’s Education Area every week from 8 August until the end of the month. Free of charge and no booking necessary!
Where is it taking place?
National Print Museum
Beggars Bush Barracks
Who is it suitable for?
The National Print Museum aims to be open to all. If you have any access requirements, please get in touch.
On the ground floor, visitors will find the Reception, Museum Shop, permanent exhibition, toilets, and Café. The ground floor is fully accessible to wheelchair users. Entry for wheelchairs is via the Café.
On the mezzanine level, visitors will find the temporary exhibitions. The mezzanine level is regrettably not accessible to wheelchair users.
The Museum welcomes guide and service dogs.
Quieter times tend to be early mornings during the week.
When is it taking place?
August 8th to 31st.
Tuesday to Friday 10am to 4pm.
Saturday and Sunday hours 12pm to 4pm.
Price & do you need to book?
Free. No booking required
The National Print Museum champions print and its impact on the world, to enrich lives. The mission is to promote a greater understanding of the historical significance and contemporary relevance of printing, by exploring its heritage, craft and technology.
The Museum preserves the craft of letterpress printing. Letterpress is a form of relief printing, which was invented by Johannes Gutenberg in 1439. It was the chief manner of printing which prevailed for over 500 years before becoming obsolete, in the commercial sense, in the mid-twentieth century. The invention is one of the greatest inventions of all time.
It allowed for ideas and free thought to travel widely and quickly, the printed page defying and expanding borders.
The National Print Museum is a unique museum. The collection is not behind glass or rope and is instead a living heritage museum –
laid out like a traditional print shop where visitors can experience Ireland’s print heritage in its truest authentic form. We approach conservation of this collection by keeping it alive and engaging audiences in hands-on immersive experiences of the craft.
In 2019, the Museum successfully applied to have letterpress printing included in the National Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage. Workshops such as this one engage younger generations in the preservation of this important traditional craft.
All August Craft Month events are run independently by the event organisers. For questions regarding this event please contact the event organiser directly.