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Not exclusively for those with an interest in philately, the An Post Museum offers an historic look into the role of the Post Office in Ireland with its exhibition ‘Letters, Lives & Liberty’, located in a corner of the Dublin GPO.

Divided into three sections, the first ‘The Art of the Stamp’ looks into the history of stamps and stamp making with displays of original stamp printing plates, design tools and an interactive stamp database.

The second section, ‘The Post Office in Ireland’ gives a fascinating look into the workings of the Irish Post Office over the years, with visual presentations documenting the Post Office’s foundation and the intriguing methods used over the years to deliver the mail. Also in this section is an interactive switchboard, recreated and modified to give visitors the opportunity to hear stories from retired Post Office employees.

In the third section, called ‘Easter 1916’, is a thought provoking holographic re-enactment of events that took place in the Telegraph Room as rebels took over during the 1916 Easter Rising, based on eye witness accounts. Also on display are photos of the GPO after it was re-taken by the British Army, and a copy of the Proclamation read out by Padraig Pearse on that Easter Monday.

The An Post Museum gives an authentic account of the development of the Post Office, sure to intrigue visitors with its part in the development of Irish society over the years.

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Monday through Saturday – 10am to 5pm

Closed Sundays and Public Holidays

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An Post Museum, Post, Ireland, Dublin
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Dublin, Rebellion, 1916