We have a Print Museum?

Visited the Print Museum yesterday. It’s in Beggars Bush Barracks, Haddington Road. Hang a left after the Schoolhouse. It’s small but they have some nice machines used in printing history the past few decades.

There’s a guided or unguided tour. In fairness the place is quite small, you can look around in 30 minutes or so but it’s still worth a journey. They also do what look like very interesting workshops that I never have time to get to.


This is the plate for the last edition for the Sunday Press:

Also outside, we have cannons spiked into the ground:

9 Responses to “We have a Print Museum?”

  1. Eoin says:

    Not to sound too curmudgeonly but this is one of Dublin’s real gems.

  2. Daragh says:

    They keep this one quiet! Thanks for the heads up, definitely going to check it out.

  3. Steph says:

    Nice find – fingers crossed I’ll get around to a visit and some workshopping too.

  4. Cristian says:

    I’m a foreigner but I visited this museum in December 07 🙂 .
    I guess it’s not only a museum marketing error, you have to have something in common with the print industry to know about it.

  5. Nice find! I don’t know about the rest of you but it’s news to me that we also have a butter museum!! http://www.corkbutter.museum/

  6. I studied letterpress and printmaking with Sean Sils as part of my Vis Comm course way back in college – I’d definitely recommend people give the course a go – it requires a huge amount of patience and is very laborious, but the end result is fantastic – it has such an amazing, tangible quality about it.

  7. Christian says:

    I was living just around the corner for nearly a year before I realised the museum was there – it’s a great afternoon visit.

  8. Simon McGarr says:

    My mother gives classes in etching and other fine art printmaking here. They have a whole programme of events they run. It is a lovely place.

    And they’d love someone to set them up a blog, I happen to know.