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Kilmainham Gaol Museum, Dublin

Gulbenkian Foundation, Best Larger Museum 1996
Gulbenkian Foundation, Best Commercial Museum 1996
Association for Heritage Interpretation, Interpret Ireland Special Judges Award 1997
Association for Heritage Interpretation, Interpret Ireland Award 1997 Guinness Living Dublin Award Overall Winner 1996
Guinness Living Dublin Award Commercial 1996

2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Rising.
It also marks the 20th anniversary of the opening of the permanent exhibitions presenting the history of the Gaol as a penal prison and a political prison.
This presentation on the political history of Ireland continues to engage with hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world:
Opened in 1996 to mark the 80th anniversary of the Easter Rising 1916 today it is firmly established as a “must see” destination for anyone interested in Irish political history.

Honest..intelligent..emotive..provocative….magnificent..splendid…brilliant… I intend to go back…I intend to bring people along with me…That a museum can do this is wonderful…
The Arts Show, RTE, August 1996