Find out about rare objects, exciting collections and unusual specimens discovered in the course of The Museum’s Inventory Project.
January 03, 2017
There are more than a hundred ring brooches in the Museum’s archaeological collection but only one has the names of the Magi (wise men) inscribed on it.
December 12, 2016
From Streamstown, Co. Westmeath
November 09, 2016
Example of a nineteenth century metal skillet.
October 05, 2016
Very rare, 4 pence, first-issue Western Australian stamp known as the ‘inverted swan’, from the Duke of Leinster Collection.
September 07, 2016
An example of early twentieth century collecting practices.
August 24, 2016
Metal hook for moving pigs from sty to slaughter.
July 27, 2016
The First World War and the Wicklow lead mines.
June 29, 2016
From Lagore Crannog, Co. Meath.
June 01, 2016
Japanese hand-painted pottery with rich decoration in gold and brightly coloured enamels.
May 25, 2016
Penal cross featured in Joseph Bigger’s 1909 publication Irish Penal Crosses 1713-1781.