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Michael Collins' Great Coat

Michael Collins' Great Coat

An ordinary object that belonged to an extraordinary man...

Astrolabe

Astrolabe

The SATNAV of the past...

Life Buoy from the Lusitania

Life Buoy from the Lusitania

What is the life buoy from a luxury ocean liner doing in the National Museum? There's more to this story than meets the eye...

Hair Hurling Ball

Hair Hurling Ball

Hurling balls would have been made as tokens of affection – love tokens...

Samurai Suit

Samurai Suit

Find out more about 'The Way of the Warrior'...