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Museums in Dublin (Part-2)

Part-1 of this article unfolds that Dublin is enriched with history and heritage. Museums are built not only to preserve its heritage but also to acknowledge the contributions of their great personalities. This part will give you the details of various different kinds museums in Ireland.

? National Wax Museum, located on Parnell Square, is possessing full size real
life wax statues of great people of The Republic of Ireland. It is a one such way of paying homage to their good deeds and accomplishments. People belonging to all walks of life and from all professions have been given their due respect. You will witness here wax statues of leaders, politicians, writers, artists, actors etc. There is a chamber which is specifically kept for famous characters from Irish fairylands and horror stories and others.

? Bewleys Museum stands on the Grafton Street. It deals with the history of coffee,
tea and chocolate industry in Ireland. Their collection of documents and scripts take you 150 years back.

? Dublin Civic Museum is not as grand as others yet revealing the history at
length. It is set in the former City Assembly House. It traces the city’s history from the time Vikings resided there to the current date through paintings, pictures, newspaper record and a collection of other objects.

? National Gallery has been built with the purpose of preserving the development
of art through different eras. There are 2000 works from different time periods at display. However emphasis has been given on Irish landscape art and portraits. It was opened for general public in 1864.

? In 1956 Chester Beatty Library and Gallery of Oriental Art was conferred to
the Irish nation. There are almost 22,000 manuscripts, rare books, miniature paintings kept in this library. It has a collection of assorted objects from Western, Middle Eastern, and Far Eastern civilizations. It has no admission fees and is open for the public to wonder at the extraordinary copies of Quran and other Islamic and biblical manuscripts belonging to as early as 2 A.D.

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Museums in Dublin (Part-1)

When visiting a new place you would most likely want to enjoy not only the natural beauty there but also its monuments, museums, parks, gardens and many more to know its past and present better. Once you visit those developments, you get familiarity with its main assets easily. Dublin has also its rich history depicting through its architecture, castles, mansions, master pieces of arts etc.

Sometimes you come across situations when you’re running out of time but your heart desires to keep roaming around monuments to know more about the history. However no one has enough time to go in much depth, this is why there are museums.
Walk in a museum and you live through centuries of history and untold past. From the air to its present architecture contributes in building that picture of the city you are visiting.

Dublin is a country rich in heritage and traditions. Its museums will tell you tales of their glorious past. Besides these history museums, there are also some more specialized museums paying tributes and acknowledging the services of great Irish personalities.

The Natural History Museum in Dublin goes back to 1857. It possess over 2million specimens from all over the world including dinosaurs and many other extinct beings. It’s open throughout the week and there is no admission fee. Then there is the National Museum of Decorative Arts and History. It is relatively recent and it deals with the country’s social economic development.

The National Museum of Ireland located in the country’s capital is a host to the largest Celtic collection. There is also a permanent exhibition related to the Vikings in the museum. In addition to this is a collection of items which take you back to the Rising in 1916 and independence.The greatest tribute to the great Irish names which have contributed tremendously in Irish literature is given in the form of developing The Dublin Writers’ Museum.

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