The Garda Museum

The Garda Museum
The Garda Museum, Dublin Castle, Dublin 2
D02 PD90
01 - 6669998
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The Garda Museum and Archives are located at Treasury Building, Dublin Castle. Here visitors will find an interesting exhibition about the history of An Garda Síochána and information on policing in Ireland before 1922. The Museum is staffed by a Sergeant and one civilian employee.

What can be found at the venue?
Records or archive, Collection of artifacts, Library, Historic building or site
Significant collections relating to regional crime and punishment organisation or to a particular individual
Among the museum artefacts are photographs and documents outlining the history and development of policing in Ireland in the 19th/20th centuries. The museum library contains a number of very interesting police-related publications.
The museum also houses the Garda College Museum collection: This covers past and present methods of crime investigation, detection and prevention. Museum displays include historic police artefacts along with items from the unique military heritage of the Garda College which first opened in 1814 as Richmond Military Barracks. Visitors have the opportunity to view artefacts from real investigations including counterfeit currency and ATM ‘skimming’ devices, which are important aids in educating the public and assisting in crime prevention
Does the venue have an online collections catalogue?
Details of opening for public access and / or research services
The Museum will be open from 10am – 2pm Monday to Friday; visits will be by Appointment only.
Persons carrying out police related research can be facilitated at the Museum and Archives.
Accessibility and disability arrangements / Covid requirements
None given
Other connected heritage sites, museums or archives
Garda archives are held at the Garda National Repository; also see the Garda College Museum and Visitor Centre, Templemore
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