Letters, Lives & Liberty at the An Post Museum
Situated in a corner of Dublin's GPO, The An Post Museum houses the exhibition - Letters, Lives & Liberty.
The Letters, Lives and Liberty exhibition explores the influence of the Post Office in Ireland and offers an insight into the role played by Post Office people in the development of Irish society over many years. From stamps and stamp collecting to An Post's copy of the 1916 Proclamation and the little known story of the staff who were actually in the GPO on Easter Monday, the exhibition is a unique way to learn about the importance of the Post Office in Irish life.
The Letters, Lives and Liberty exhibition has lots to offer visitors interested in Irish history and for those who wish to learn more about Dublin and Ireland.
There are short documentaries that detail the local history of Dublin that show how the post office was involved socio-political matters and there are other documentaries detailing the ways in which transport and technology has changed business and everyday life.
The GPO is not only the headquarters of the post office in Ireland, it is the birthplace of Irish communications. On Easter Monday 23 April 1916 it became a key positional point for the rebels during the Rising. Inside in the An Post Museum there is a copy of the Proclamation and a short film telling the story of what happened in the GPO's telegraphroom on the afternoon of its capture.
Military Service Pensions Collection
|This week, after many years of careful research and hard work, the Military Archives are making available on line the Military Service Pensions Collection. This is a major collection of considerable historical importance and, following the launch in the GPO, the An Post Museum will have a couple of items from that collection on display in the Museum over the next few weeks.|
Further information on the collection may be found at http://www.militaryarchives.ie and http://anpostmuseum.wordpress.com
For further details on the how to get to the Letters, Lives and Liberty exhibition click here
Visiting the An Post Museum, part of Dublin's Culture Trail
Admission fee: €2.
For organised groups of at least 10 people, the An Post Museum can provide a short guided tour of the Museum
Bookings for guided tours should be made online by prior arrangement by telephoning us on 01-7057420, by e-mailing email@example.com or by enquiry at the Philatelic & Museum Shop in the GPO.
Opening hours are:
Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm.
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.
The An Post Museum is wheelchair accessible
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Guided tours by prior arrangement
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