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Supporting the Museum

Find out how to make a financial or artefact donation to the National Museum of Ireland.


Find out how to make a financial or artefact donation to the National Museum of Ireland.

Would you like to make a financial donation to the National Museum of Ireland? If so, please contact us.

All donations made to the National Museum of Ireland help to support and enhance its collections for future generations.

The Museum is an approved body for the purposes of Section 848A (Part 2 of Schedule 26A) of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997. This allows the Museum to claim tax relief on donations that it receives in excess of €250.

If you’re interested and would like to see further details relating to what types of donations qualify for tax relief please see pages 2-3 of the attached document.

Donating Artefacts

Have you an artefact or a collection of items that you would like to donate to the Museum?

Under Section 1003 of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997 you may donate a heritage item to the National Museum of Ireland and claim a credit of 80% of the value of the item against your liabilities for certain Irish taxes. The taxes covered by the relief are Income Tax, Corporation Tax, Capital Gains Tax, Gift Tax and Inheritance Tax.

You should know that to avail of this scheme the open market value of the item/collection of items must be at least €150,000 and in the case of a collection, at least one item in the collection must have a minimum value of €50,000.

If you would like further information regarding the scheme, please contact us.

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