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.
A diptych sundial from Co. Monaghan, dated 1839
Perpetual calendar and speed chart engraved on tobacco box, dated 1729.
A collection of painted and stained glass fragments has helped piece together the remains of a shattered history and a lost museum.
Rebecca O’Neill traces the remarkable career of Jane Stephens, one of Ireland's pioneer female scientists.
Joanne Hamilton tells the story behind a pair of identical bone-handled cut throat razors, made in Clonmel and reportedly the possession of Hugh Hamill, a 1798 rebel.
Sharon Weadick examines two tau croziers, unique in the National Museum’s collection and recorded as Coptic in origin.
Sylviane Vaucheret introduces specimens collected during the voyage of HMS Challenger, an expedition often considered the origin of modern oceanography.
Set of six prints depicting scenes of travel by Bianconi car in mid-19th century Ireland
A brightly coloured glass sphere, of the type often hung in the windows of homes in England in the 18th Century to ward off evil spirits and witches.
A submerged village near Onnens, Lake Neuchâtel reveals its secrets and offers a compelling insight into long-forgotten traditions of European Neolithic society.
An ancient rock, thought to be of great value, brought across the ocean from the New World over 400 years ago…
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