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Garda Museum & Archives

Garda Museum at Dublin Castle

The Garda Museum at Dublin Castle

The Garda Museum and Archives are located at the Record Tower, Dublin Castle. Here visitors will find an interesting exhibition about the history of An Garda Síochána and information on policing in Ireland before 1922. The Museum is staffed by a Sergeant and one civilian employee.

Persons carrying out police related research can be facilitated at the Museum and Archives. Among the museum artefacts are photographs and documents outlining the history and development of policing in Ireland in the 19th/20th centuries. The Museum library contains a number of very interesting police-related publications.

Statutory obligations regarding records management are a priority issue for the Garda Archivist. Garda archives are held at the Garda National Repository.

The Museum is currently closed due to renovations and we hope to re-open shortly.
You can contact the museum at telephone number 01 - 6669998 or by e-mail to

Commissioner's Reports from 1947 to 1991 and a selection of DMP Statistics from 1875 to 1912 are available to view in folder called "Archived Commissioner's Reports" under PUBLICATIONS TAB