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Museum Closures

The health and wellbeing of our visitors and staff is our highest priority. As you’ll be aware we have temporarily closed all of our National Museum of Ireland sites since the 12th March to visitors.

We very much look forward to welcoming you back to our museum sites as soon as possible. In the meantime while we are closed we have five top tips!

  1. Please keep in touch on social media via the following:

  1. Visit our Engage & Learn pages for ideas and activities you can download at home

  1. Explore some of our online exhibitions via these links

  2. Take a virtual tour of our Natural History Museum

  3. Follow the National Museum of Ireland on Youtube:

Reflections on Resilience’ is a new online gallery, which has been curated by the National Museum of Ireland in response to the coronavirus crisis.  Given that the Museum’s exhibitions are not currently accessible, the collections team at the Museum curated ‘Reflections on Resilience’, an online gallery, to allow audiences to connect with our national collection and to take solace and inspiration from the stories of these objects as the coronavirus crisis continues.

The online gallery is now on display on the Museum’s recently refreshed website  and features a diverse range of objects and specimens from the Museum’s collection, from the historic to the more contemporary, that demonstrate our collective resilience in the face of challenges, both from an Irish and global perspective.

Some of the items featured in ‘Reflections in Resilience’ on are on display in the National Museum of Ireland, but many have been sourced from its vast reserve collections, not physically open to the general public. Additional objects and specimens will continue to be added to the online gallery as Covid-19 restrictions remain in place and the doors of the National Museum of Ireland remain closed to the public.

Stay safe, stay connected and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

How to contact the National Museum of Ireland during COVID-19 closure

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