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The Garda Museum at Dublin Castle

The Garda Museum is delighted to welcome visitors. No ticket or cost in required.

The Museum is open from 10am – 2pm Monday to Friday, just ring the doorbell for entry.

We recommend large groups of over 10 people book an Appointment.

Bookings can be made by email to: Museum@Garda.ie.

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The Garda museum is located at the Treasury Building, Dublin Castle, Dublin 2, D02 PD90

COVID-19 Health and Safety measures are in place at the Museum:

  • Physical distance provisions are in place
  • There is a one-way system throughout the Museum
  • Hand sanitising stations are available in the Museum
  • There is a diligent cleaning process in place
  • Visitors over 13 are asking to wear a face mask/covering in the Museum
  • Contact Tracing is in operation

We look forward to seeing you!

The Garda Museum and Archives are located at Treasury Building, 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.

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Photographs taken at the museum are available here

You can contact the museum at telephone number 01 - 6669998 or by e-mail to museum@garda.ie.

There are a large collection of archived photographs available by clicking here.

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The Garda College Museum and Visitor Centre, Templemore

The Garda College Museum and Visitor Centre opened in 2015 with the purpose of informing visitors about past and present methods of crime investigation, detection and prevention. Museum displays include historic police artefacts along with items from the unique military heritage of the Garda College which first opened in 1814 as Richmond Military Barracks. Visitors have the opportunity to view artefacts from real investigations including counterfeit currency and ATM ‘skimming’ devices, which are important aids in educating the public and assisting in crime prevention. Since 2015 several thousand members of the public have visited the Garda College Museum and Visitor Centre along with student Gardaí and serving and retired members. Each group visiting the Museum and Visitor Centre receives an audio-visual presentation which provides information about Irish policing history as well as recruitment and training, and allows for visitors to ask questions. Tours are especially popular with Transition Year students who may be interested in a future career in policing, and members of Active Retirement Associations. Groups are often accompanied on their visits to Templemore by members attached to Community Policing or other units, greatly enhancing community engagement between An Garda Síochána and the public. The College Museum and Visitor Centre compliments and works in cooperation with the new Garda Museum in Dublin Castle.

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