The National Museum of Ireland is split between four distinct departments – three are in Dublin, while a fourth – the Museum of Country Life – is aptly located in County Mayo. The various artistic and scientific achievements of the Irish peoples and natural beauty of the Irish nation are heralded within each respective building, with the general foundation of the museum’s dating to the late 19th century.
Given the volume of exhibits and donated materials the National Museum’s founding society were receiving year on year, the expansion to different buildings assorted by Art, Archaelogy and Natural History was inevitable. The results are plain to see today – entire structures stocked with the pick of the finest and most interesting inventories, with new exhibitions regular across all of the departments. Examples include a modern history focus upon founding of the Irish Republic, and ancient history as with exhibitions of Clontarf and Medieval Eire. Best of all, entry to any of the museum’s displays is completely free.
|National Museum of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2, D02 FH48, Ireland.
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