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Ingenious Dublin

Ingenious Dublin

The Little Museum of Dublin presents Ingenious Dublin

Natural wonders, clever inventions and historic industries are the stars of this colourful new exhibition in the Little Museum.

Dublin is a place where scientific discoveries are made with surprising frequency. In this new show, you will discover everything from the story of the Victorian doctor who pioneered the development of the syringe, to how lichen on a rock led to a cure for leprosy.

Curated to honour Mary Mulvihill, who was passionate about sharing the wonders of science, this exhibition based on her book Ingenious Ireland is a celebration of Dublin’s rich scientific heritage.

Playful and colourful, the exhibition will tell the story of Dublin in exhibits that chart its nature, technology, water and medicine. Join us this autumn for a fascinating journey through time and space.

This exhibition is co-curated by Nigel Monaghan and presented in association with the Mary Mulvihill Association. Mary was a pioneering, outstanding exponent of science writing and broadcasting. She wrote and broadcast for a wide variety of media, on a vast range of science- and technology-related topics. Her work was marked by an insatiable curiosity about the natural world and the role of science in understanding it, and by a boundless imagination in telling stories about scientific explorations, both now and in the past.

Ingenious Dublin is coming soon to the Little Museum of Dublin, 15 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2. A place on one of our famous guided tours is included in price of admission.

The exhibition is presented by Santa Rita Estates and hosted in partnership with The Heritage Council & The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport & Media.