Arms & Armour

Find out about the Museum's collection of military hardware, including swords, pistols, muskets, automatic weapons, and armour of different types.

The collection consists of swords, pistols and long-arms, mainly Irish and English weapons from the 16th to the 20th Centuries, along with some from Europe and the USA.

There is also a sizeable number non-Western muskets and swords collected in the 19th Century. The long-arms include flintlock, percussion and semi-automatic weapons. There are also a number of cannons. The edged weapons consist of swords, daggers, bayonets, pole-arms, some crossbows and clubs.