Exhibition Highlights

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Exhibition Highlights

 The Museum collection comprises over 70,000 objects ranging from the proverbial (Viking) needle to an anchor.  Among the highlights are: 

  • A magnificent three-wheeled, heinkel motor car made in Dundalk in the late 1950s;
  • the first Olympic Medal won by an Irishwoman (a Bronze won by Ardee’s Beatrice Hill-Lowe in archery in the 1908 Games in London);
  • Oliver Cromwell’s shaving mirror;
  • a leather jacket or jerkin worn by King William of Orange at the Battle of the Boyne
  • items collected by Sir Francis Leopold McClintock, discoverer of the fate of Franklin and one of Ireland’s greatest explorers.
  • a multi-award winning exhibition marking the industrial and engineering history of county Louth
  • the magnificent Coulter poppy.