Garda Museum

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Garda Museum and Archives
Músaem an Gharda Síochána
Garda Museum, Dublin.jpg
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Garda Museum is located in Central Dublin
Garda Museum
Location within Central Dublin
EstablishedAugust 2017
LocationTreasury Building, Dublin Castle, Dublin Ireland
Coordinates53°20′35″N 6°16′01″W / 53.342964°N 6.266992°W / 53.342964; -6.266992Coordinates: 53°20′35″N 6°16′01″W / 53.342964°N 6.266992°W / 53.342964; -6.266992
Typepolice museum
Public transit accessTrinity stop (Luas Green Line)
Jervis stop (Luas Red Line)
Websitewww.garda.ie/Controller.aspx?Page=2283

The Garda Museum and Archives is a police museum located in Dublin, Ireland, located in the Treasury Building of Dublin Castle.[1][2]

Opened in 2017 and designed by Dara Lynne Lenehan, it covers the history of policing in Ireland (excluding Northern Ireland), including medieval watchmen, the Baronial Constabulary, County Constabulary, the Dublin Metropolitan Police, the Royal Irish Constabulary and the Civic Guard/Garda Síochána.[3][4]

Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan officially opened it in December 2016, but legal disputes meant that the public could not visit until August 2017.[5] It replaced an older museum which had been housed in the Record Tower.[6][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ www.corkdesign.com. "Garda Síochána Museum/Archives". www.policehistory.com.
  2. ^ https://www.emagine.ie/our-journal/the-history-of-the-gardaí-the-garda-museum
  3. ^ "High Nelly at the ready as Garda Museum moves into new home".
  4. ^ a b "Garda History Museum- Dublin Castle". 28 May 2010.
  5. ^ "Garda museum to finally open after months of legal wrangling - Herald.ie".
  6. ^ "Garda museum opens in Dublin Castle - Independent.ie".

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