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Museums in Ireland
Irish Museums

Museums in Dublin.

National Museum of Ireland.
 

Dublin
Tel +353 (0)
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On the upper floor is an Egyptian display, if your time is limited you would be well advised to give this a by, there is so much to be seen in the Irish section. One set of exhibits which are not on public display, perhaps for the sake of modesty is a collection of sheela na gigs (Thought to be fertility symbols) these are ladies displaying their feminine charms in an uninhibited way. To see them you need to apply to the curator in advance,

More information about The National Museum.

 

 

 

The National Maritime Museum.
 

The museum is housed in the former Mariners Church built in 1837, there are some five hundred exhibits on display relating to the maritime history of Ireland.

There are many models including a Boyne coracle the S. S. Helga used by the Royal Navy to shell rebel positions during the 1916 rising, and the S S Great Eastern designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunell in 1859 and used to lay the first Atlantic telephone cable in the 1860's.

The National Maritime Museum
Haigh Terrace
Dun Laoghaire
Co Dublin
Tel: +353 1 280 0969)
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The National Maritime Museum is open from 11am to 5pm Tuesday to Sunday, and every bank holiday.