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National Photographic Archive

2 Kildare Street | Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 603 0200
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Detective Work

The National Photographic Archive is part of The National Library and can be hard to Google unless... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2017
Techymedium
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County Dublin, Ireland
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Free PhotoDetectives historical photos exhibition

The National Photographic Archive is just on the corner of Meeting House Square, is free to enter... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Daniel E
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2 Kildare Street | Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland
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+353 1 603 0200
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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

The National Photographic Archive is part of The National Library and can be hard to Google unless you know what you are looking for? It hosts exhibitions of photos of historical interests and usually these exhibitions are on for a long time, so you get...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

The National Photographic Archive is just on the corner of Meeting House Square, is free to enter and the staff very welcoming/open. The 'Photo Detectives' exhibition currently running (as of September 2017) is quite interesting and nicely presented. Very well worth popping in for half-an-hour.

Thank Daniel E
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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the National Photographic Archive's Hot Press Magazine covers exhibit. It was well presented and visually appealing. This Archive is conveniently located in the heart of Temple Bar and was based on a donation for payment.

Thank laraluvsU2
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Reviewed 3 December 2016

We chanced upon this building with a show on by David Monahan - only one room with photos on 3 walls - all to do with the theme of irish emigrants. We got to meet the photographer by chance so had a really good insight...More

1  Thank 535alisonb
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Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Always a place that I visit when in Dublin for its historic exhibitions. At the moment there is an exhibition of photos taken during and just after the Easter 1916 uprising which I found quite moving. Their collection is vast although not much of it...More

Thank Ian M
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

Easter Rising Exhibition presents old photoes about events happened 100 years ago. Interesting for Irish history lovers.

Thank Sergiy M
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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We were on the "Historical Walking Tour of Dublin". In the Temple Bar area, our guide mentioned The National Photographic Archive Building. At this time their exhibit has AMAZING photographs of The 1916 Rising. Each photograph has a written synopsis that is very helpful. There...More

Thank DonJonovan
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

The current theme is a commemoration of the Easter Rising 1916. The photos really bring to life what was happening in Dublin at the time. Of particular interest are letters written at the time. Admission is free and the visit can be as long as...More

Thank RexMax
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Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

It is like a little photo museum. Free admission. At the moment you can see several photos of World War I. Very interesting and not too big.

Thank Grigeli
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Reviewed 27 February 2016

Right in the centre of Temple Bar, this branch of the National Library holds top-class photo exhibitions, both from their own collections & from other sources. Well worth a visit & it's FREE!

Thank Donal M
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Response from Donal M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it's quite a small gallery. One hour would be sufficient.
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