The Story of the Capital is an exciting exhibition tracing the history of Dublin City. The story is told through multimedia displays, which offer a fascinating insight into the city’s evolution. The city’s treasures can also be viewed.
The building itself is also to be admired. Designed by Thomas Cooley and built as The Royal Exchange for a then-prosperous merchant population between 1769 and 1779, Dublin City Council took ownership of the building in 1851 and restored it to its original beauty.
Visitors to City Hall will have an opportunity to view a rare, recently conserved original copy of the 1916 Proclamation, gifted to the citizens of Dublin in the 1950s by the family of nurse Elizabeth O’Farrell. Talks on the history of the building are available for groups by prior arrangement and a charming café and gift shop on site add to the ambience of this wonderful city treasure.
The Na Fianna Eireann banner which was seized from Countess Markievicz’s home by the British army has been secured on loan from the Royal Collection in London and is presently on display in City Hall. There is also an exhibition on Postcards in the 1916 Rising and a display relating to veteran Richard P. Gogan.
Talks on the history of the building are available by prior arrangement.
Open Year Round
Monday to Saturday: 10:00 -17:15
Visit duration: approx 45 – 60 minutes
Closed: Bank Holidays, Good Friday and the Christmas period (dates may vary).
Admission Prices 2019
Admission is Free
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LANGUAGES: Exhibition in English only. Information leaflets in English, Irish, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Dutch, Japanese and Mandarin.
DINING / REFRESHMENTS: Beautiful recently re-modelled café serving coffee/tea and a selection of delicious cakes and light lunches
PARKING: Paid on-street car parking nearby.
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Fully accessible with accessible toilets.
Located in Dublin’s City Centre, near Temple Bar, Christ Church Cathedral and Dublin Castle.
Dame Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
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