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The National Museum, Dublin, Leinster
The National Museum of Ireland has three centres in Dublin and one in County Mayo, with a strong emphasis on Irish art, culture and natural history.
Decorative Arts and History, including the Great Seal of the Irish Free State, is the part of the collection kept at the Collins Barracks site, shown above, a former military barracks named after Michael Collins in 1922. This site, opened in 1997 and also holds the Museum's the administrative centre, a shop and a coffee shop.
The Archaeology and History section on Kildare Street, shown above, has displays on prehistoric Ireland, including early work in gold, church treasures, the Viking and medieval periods, and more modern times. There are special displays of items from Egypt, Cyprus and the Roman world, and special exhibitions are regularly mounted.
The building at Kildare Street is the original site of the museum, opened in 1890 as the "Dublin Museum of Science and Art" in the building designed by Thomas Newenham Deane and his son, Thomas Manly Deane.
SOURCE: Courtesy of Tourism Ireland and Wikipedia Commons.
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