National Museum Of Ireland
The Museum of Science and Art, Dublin
was founded on 14 August 1877 by act of Parliament. The decision to establish a state-run museum arose from requests by the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) for continued government funding for its expanding museum activities.
The National Museum of Ireland consists of 4 different museums: Museum of Archaeology - Kildare Street, Dublin 2, Museum of Natural History - Merrion St., Dublin 2, Museum of Decorative Arts & History - Collins Barracks, Dublin 7 & Museum of Country Life - Turlough Park, Castlebar.