National Print Museum
The National Print Museum offers an educational, interactive and activity-based guided tour specifically designed for 2nd - 6th class primary school children.
The tour is cross-curricular and links into several strands within the primary school History, Visual Arts, Science and English curricula. Your class will travel back in time to experience what it was like to be a young apprentice printer by exploring the National Print Museum’s ‘Print Shop’, which includes the composing area, the printing area and the finishing area.
Children learn about Johannes Gutenberg - the inventor of the printing press, and how newspapers, books and posters were created before the arrival of today’s computers. Through undertaking tactile activities and working directly with artefacts from the museum’s collection, children learn about a selection of traditional printing techniques. They are also given the opportunity to practice the ancient Japanese paper craft of Origami and to make their very own printer’s hat!