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An Post Museum at the GPO Dublin houses the exhibition Letters, Lives and Liberty. This little museum is full of fascinating detail about Irish postal heritage - from stamps and mail boats to letters and revolution.

Inside  the museum you will find user friendly digital touchscreens that will allow you to access the entire range of Irish stamps since the foundation of the Irish State. Here you can see the minute details  enlarged to reveal the design and influences behind the development of each one of these tiny works of art. 
 
You can discover how the Irish Post Office has remained central to Irish life and learn how it has gone from strength to strength with each generation and explore its connection to the global community.  There are videos that contain information on the local  history of Dublin and how the GPO developed to become once of Ireland's oldest working institutions. 
 
You can see bicycles and hand carts that letter carriers and postmen used to get the mail out to its destination. There are a number of videos that offer you the opportunity to see how  changes in technology have affected the way in which society communicates and how the Irish Post Office has adapted to continue its service of bringing letters, parcels and information to everyone. 
 
In the  1916 Rising section visitors can see a copy of the 1916 Proclamation and a Pepper's Ghost re-enactment, based on eye-witness accounts, of events in the Telegraph Room in the GPO on Easter Monday. 
 
An Post Museum has something for everyone looking for a new and different story about Irish heritage. 

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