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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