Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising

The National Museum of Ireland has a long tradition of exhibitions relating to Easter Week 1916. 

In 2016 the NMI at Collins Barracks created the 100th Anniversary exhibition “Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising” – the largest ever display of objects from this period. This extraordinary exhibition, which has been visited by hundreds of thousands of people from across the world, will shortly be coming to an end. 

Many of the exhibited objects had never been on public display before while others, such as the Irish Republic flag which flew over the GPO, were specially conserved. This exhibition offers visitors the unique experience – facing the physical reality of the events of Easter Week through physical proximity to the people and events through their everyday, personal belongings, allowing us to follow the stories of those caught up in the events of that momentous week – combatants, civilians, and survivors alike.

The last date to view this exhibition is Sunday April 19th, 2020.


National Museum of Ireland
– Decorative Arts & History, 
Collins Barracks, Benburb Street,
Dublin 7.

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