The State Heraldic Museum in Kildare Street, Dublin, was founded in 1909 and was, prior to its closure in 2007, one of the oldest such museums in the world.[1] Up to 2007, it was housed in part of the building occupied by the Office of the Chief Herald of Ireland, in the former Coffee Room of the Kildare Street Club.[2]

State Heraldic Museum
Former museum site on Kildare Street in Dublin
State Heraldic Museum is located in Central Dublin
State Heraldic Museum
Location within Central Dublin
Established1909 (1909)
Location2–3 Kildare Street, Dublin, Ireland
Coordinates53°20′30″N 6°15′16″W / 53.341803°N 6.254515°W / 53.341803; -6.254515
TypeHeraldic museum

Among its exhibits were representations of corporate and civic arms and the heraldic banners of the Chiefs of the Name.[citation needed] It also displayed arms of Ireland which once hung in the Houses of Parliament in College Green, a police notice on information on the 1907 theft of the Irish crown jewels, the funeral hatchment of Daniel O'Connell used on his hearse, the Irish Lord Chancellor's purse, and other items showing the use of heraldry.[2]

The heraldic exhibition items were reportedly due to be moved "before the end of 2007" to make way for a replacement exhibition marking the 400th anniversary of the Flight of the Earls.[3]

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  1. ^ "Regionals: Historical society holding second winter lecture". 20 November 2003. Retrieved 5 January 2024.
  2. ^ a b "Virtual tour of the Heraldic Museum". National Library of Ireland. Archived from the original on 19 November 2007.
  3. ^ "2/3 Kildare Street". National Library of Ireland. Archived from the original on 30 December 2007.

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