A ceremonial drinking vessel with body and handles crafted from one piece of wood.
The elephant bird is an extinct species of large flightless bird, which once inhabited the island of Madagascar.
A late 17th Century harp, stated to have belonged to Turlough O’Carolan, the Irish Bard.
A 19th century Flax Clove, known in Irish as a Tlú Lín.
What can one small object tell us about status and industry in prehistoric society?
A beautifully preserved fossil crinoid dating from the Silurian period, 443 to 416 million years ago.
A look at two simple tin objects made by Mickey Doherty in the 1950s, a well-known Donegal traveller and musician.
A richly illustrated deck of Italian Tarot cards, made in the 19th century.
A piece of sandstone from Scrabo, Co. Down, and the vanished world it represents.
A Possible Iron Age Anthropomorphic Stone Carving from Trabolgan, Co. Cork
The story of how a hoard of silver jewellery became associated with the “Tara” brooch is a curious one.
This apple snail was collected in Paraguay in the 19th century.
The nineteenth century clay pipe business of the McGuigan family of Broughderg, Co. Tyrone.
A small, inscribed brass ‘shooter’ was used to lock the type on the press used to print the Irish Proclamation of Independence.
A collection of unique and beautiful Irish beads from one of Ireland’s most prolific collectors.
The Fluted Giant Clam was once an abundant and essential resource for Pacific Islanders.
A patchwork quilt cover in a style known as “Grandmother’s Flower Garden” made by Evelyn M. Booth, a notable amateur botanist and naturalist.
This Corinthian helmet was beaten from a single sheet of bronze in ancient Greece.
Celebrating the contribution to Irish archaeology of one of its unsung heroines, Miss Gwendoline Clare Stacpoole.
Fossil of a very large, flightless bird, native to New Zealand and made extinct about 600 years ago.
Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 2pm - 5pm
Closed Mondays, Christmas Day and Good Friday
+353 1 6777444
Get directions to all four sites