The National Print Museum is the only one of its kind in Ireland. The collection is made up largely of letterpress printing equipment, which is a form of relief printing, invented by Johannes Gutenberg in 1439. The invention is one of the greatest known to mankind and 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 main collection is not behind glass or rope, but is instead an example of a working collection – which you will see come to life during this print history tour.
Admission is free but booking is required.