Students and Young People

Take a closer look: 5 objects you can't miss

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  • Asian
  • Childhood
  • Easter Rising 1916
  • Flags
  • Musical Instruments
  • War

  • Arms and Armour
  • Design

  • Ceramics
  • Costume
  • Eileen Gray
  • Fine and Graphic Art
  • Furniture
  • Glass
  • Jewellery and Costume Accessories
  • Lace
  • Metalwork
  • Textiles
  • Science and Technology

  • Numismatics
  • Philatelic and Postal History
  • Scientific Instruments
  • Transport
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    Michael Collins' Great Coat

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


    The SATNAV of the past...

    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

    An ancient love token

    Samurai Suit

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

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