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Glasnevin Trust Museum

Allied Workspace completed the fitout of fire rated screens to lobby and atrium areas at the Glasnevin Trust Museum in 2010. The Museum, operated by Glasnevin Trust, is a self-funded €11m museum showcasing the social, historical, political and artistic development of modern Ireland through the lives of the 1.5 million people buried in Glasnevin Cemetery – Ireland’s national necropolis – including Daniel O’Connell, Éamon de Valera and Michael Collins.

The three storey museum hosts three main feature exhibits and a restaurant: The City of the Dead an immersive exhibition in the basement of the museum. It covers the burial practices and religious beliefs, as well as the meticulous record-keeping, of the 1.5 million people buried in Glasnevin.

The Milestone Gallery houses a succession of special exhibitions on key historical figures, starting with Glasnevin’s founder Daniel O’Connell. It also houses “the Timeline“ a 10 metre long digitally interactive table containing details of the lives and relationships of hundreds of the most famous people buried there.

The glazed Prospect Gallery offers periodic historical exhibitions over a panoramic view of the cemetery, along with information on its marvellous array of funerary monuments and historic graves. A 70 seat restaurant, the Tower Café, offers morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea.