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Virtual Museum Tours

Virtual Museum Tours

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Posted Tue 14 Apr 2020 3:51 PM
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The island of Ireland has too many museums to count, and even though they are closed at the moment, you can still explore some of our most famous galleries and museums from the comfort of your home with these virtual tours. 

The Long Room - Trinity College



The main chamber of the Old Library is the Long Room; at nearly 65 metres in length, it is filled with 200,000 of the Library’s oldest books and is one of the most impressive libraries in the world. In this video, you get an impression of how big the Long Room is, and what it’s like to walk along the many books and busts.

EPIC - The Irish Emigration Museum

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Ireland has a population of around 6.3 million, but it is estimated that 50 to 80 million people around the world have Irish roots, making the Irish diaspora one of the largest of any nation. EPIC is the Irish Emigration Museum, and definitely a must-see while you’re in Dublin. Click here for the virtual tour.

If you’d like to start searching for your own Irish roots, make sure to take a look at the Genealogy section here on the Community.

The National Gallery

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In the National Gallery of Ireland, you can find a great collection of Irish and European art spanning the 14th to the 20th-century, covering all major schools. Exploring the gallery, both digitally and in real life, is free of charge. Take the virtual tour here

National Museum of Ireland - Natural History

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The Natural History collections comprise approximately two million specimens, and you can explore all 4 floors with this digital tour

The Chester Beatty

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The Chester Beatty is a museum and library in Dublin. Formerly known as the Chester Beatty Library, it was established in Ireland in 1950, to house the collections of mining magnate Sir Alfred Chester Beatty. This virtual tour shows you everything from Egyptian Books of the Dead to contemporary Chinese woodblock prints, and it even has a VR mode! 

Medieval Museum Waterford

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Waterford is Ireland’s oldest city, founded by ancient Vikings. The Medieval Museum is dedicated to rare and incredible artefacts found here, that date from the 13th century. Step into Medieval history by seeing the only surviving piece of King Henry VIII’s wardrobe and the Cloth of Gold Vestments in this virtual tour.

Do you have a favourite museum or gallery on the island?
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J'adore!

J'ai trouvé également des visites virtuelles et même des festivals accessibles en-Line - Merci à Visit Belfast!

J'ai particulièrement adoré le Belfast Film Festival! 🤩

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THE GERARD BYRNE STUDIO - Home of Modern Irish Impressionism - ART GALLERY VIRTUAL TOUR

Ireland's Ambassador to Singapore, Patrick Bourne along with Dr Nigel Taylor, the group director of Singapore Botanic Gardens (2011-2019) invited Gerard Byrne to take up Artist-in-Residence in the Gardens from August till September 2019. The residency resulted in a new collection of lush tropical flora en plein air paintings from Southeast Asia.

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Phot. Gerard Byrne painting en plein air 'Green is the New Black' Singapore Botanic Gardens

'Botanical Fusion' exhibition which displayed Gerard Byrne's new Singaporean collection alongside his botanical works from Ireland and London's Kew Gardens was a culmination of his residency. Curated by The Gerard Byrne Studio, co-hosted by the Singapore Botanic Gardens and the Irish Embassy in Singapore, and supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs, the exhibition ran for then weeks at the People's Gallery, Singapore Botanic Gardens from 6th September to 10th November 2019. It was seen by over 50,000 visitors to the Gardens as part of the commemorative celebrations of the Singapore Botanic Gardens' 160 years in existence.The Gerard Byrne Studio brought the exhibition 'Botanical Fusion' to the artist's home country. The exhibition was launched on 27th February 2020 by Mr Ronald J. Bolger, Honorary Consul - General of Singapore in Ireland. Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the gallery had to close and Byrne's botanical paintings could not be seen by the public.


The Gerard Byrne Studio presents GERARD BYRNE: Modern Irish Impressionist’s first ever collection of lush tropical flora plein air paintings from Asia. Enjoy strolling through the rooms filled with art from the comfort of your home.
Click here for the VIRTUAL TOUR.

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Phot. Artist Gerard Byrne in his studio

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Phot. The Gerard Byrne Studio I Dublin I Home of Modern Impressionism

Located at 15 Chelmsford Road in the heart of vibrant Ranelagh village, only 20 min walk from Dublin's iconic Grafton Street. A unique opportunity to visit one of Ireland's leading contemporary artists' studio in the setting of a contemporary Fine Art Gallery. A display of world class art makes The Gerard Byrne Studio a high-end destination for art collectors and art enthusiasts.


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