National Print Museum - Guided Tour

Tour Operator: National Print Museum

What can I expect

  • Guided Tour of National Print Museum
  • Witness an original 1916 Proclamation
  • Print your own personalised poster

National Print Museum - Guided Tour

Learn everything there is to know about the ancient craft of printing with a guided tour of the National Print Museum.

Johannes Gutenberg revolutionised the world with the invention of the printing press in 1439.


You can view one of the most historical printed documents in Ireland being the 1916 Proclamation which was read out on the steps of the GPO (General Post Office) during the 1916 rising and discover the fascinating story in how this iconic Irish artefact was created.


Your tour guide will give you a demonstration showing how printing was carried out throughout the last few centuries.


The main collection itself is not behind glass or rope but instead is an example of a working collection.

You can interact with this collection by composing your very own name in type and printing a personalised poster to take home with you.



Museum Café

Press is the indepenent café located in the museum and all the food is homemade using fresh ingredients from Irish suppliers.

While you're there why not try one of the daily chalk board specials or a cup of Cloud Pickers coffee which is roasted and pressed in Dublin.

59 O'Connell Street Upper, North City, Dublin 1, D01 RX04 Call: +353 1 703 3024 Email:

We've been entertaining visitors to our town since 1988. We're part of the fabric of Dublin City and we take great pride in delivering a real and authentic tour experience to all of our visitors, one steeped in history but one that also celebrates the city as she evolves.