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 County Armagh gold nugget County Armagh gold nugget
Where can you see the County Armagh gold nugget?  This gold nugget is on show in the gemstones case in the Earth’s Treasures mineral gallery on the third floor, display number 79.  The nugget was found in 1989 amongst loose stones in a stream draining into Clay Lake, which is...

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African Stool African Stool
African wooden stool, First-World-War period Where can you see this African stool? Modern History Gallery; 'Home Rule to Partition' section. Which collection is this African stool part off? Human History; World Cultures. Why is this African stool important? The war that broke out in 1914 soo...

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American Civil War Buggy American Civil War Buggy
This American Civil War buggy belonged to a priest from County Armagh. Father Arthur Michael McGinnis, born in 1835, was from Dorsey, County Armagh.  He left Ireland in 1856 for Philadelphia, was ordained a Roman Catholic priest and sent to the small town of Gettysburg in 1861. America...

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American General Store American General Store
The general store was a basic part of the economy of the early community. As emigrants flocked to the New World, the store provided a source of goods to isolated settlements.The general store was much more than that - it provided a market for local farm surplus which was used to barter for items ...

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Ancient Egypt Ancient Egypt
Over two thousand five hundred years ago, Takabuti was a fine lady, the mistress of an important house near Thebes in Egypt. Her mummy has been one of the museum’s most popular exhibits since first revealed to the public in 1835. Takabuti is located in 'Life & Death in Ancient Egypt' ga...

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Baird's Print Shop Baird's Print Shop
In the days long before photocopiers and digital printers, many Ulster towns had a jobbing printer.  Their job was to cater for the printing requirements of local institutions, businesses, politicians, clergy and local government.They printed everything from billheads, dockets and labels for...

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Basketmaking Basketmaking
Baskets were the cardboard packaging and plastic crates of their day. They provided a cheap, practical, disposable and readily renewable range of containers for industry, home and farm (get closer by clicking the images).Baskets were used to store and transport, apples, potatoes, coal, textiles, ...

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Belfast - Made Duelling Pistols Belfast - Made Duelling Pistols
Where can you see these pistols? In the new Modern History Galleries, Ulster Museum. Which collection are these pistols part of? History Collections  Why are these pistols important? The first recorded incidents of duelling in Ireland date from the late sixteenth century when the code o...

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Belleek Belleek
The Belleek factory was founded in 1857, in an area rich in the raw materials necessary to make porcelain as well as earthenware and stoneware.It originally traded as McBirney & Co and produced a wide range of domestic earthenware.Once technical problems had been overcome the factory began to...

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Belleek Dragon Teapot and Stand Belleek Dragon Teapot and Stand
This First Period Belleek (1863-1890) teapot and stand can be seen in the Belleek case of the Applied Art gallery in the Art Zone.'Opening Up' of East Asia Belleek was founded in 1857, in an area of County Fermanagh that held the natural minerals required to produce porcelain. After overcoming...

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