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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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A Memorial Plaque A Memorial Plaque
This plaque entitled “The Grievous Return” was made shortly after the Armagh Railway disaster in 1889.  It is a poignant reminder of the tragic disaster which happened 125 years ago.  The train that crashed was a Sunday School excursion and the artist who made the memorial...

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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 fi rst revealed to the public in 1835.Takabuti is located in 'Life & Death in Ancient Egypt' ga...

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Armachiana Armachiana
The heading 'Armachiana', found in several display cases at the Museum, is a general term used to indicate that the information and objects relate to the development of Armagh city and county. Although the site has been occupied since Neolithic times, the city’s foundation is traditionally ...

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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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Barn Owl Barn Owl
Anyone lucky enough to have seen a barn owl in the wild will be struck by beauty and silence of this impressive hunter. Such a sight in is now extremely rare in Northern Ireland with perhaps less that 50 breeding pairs as the birds are susceptible to wet weather, cold winters and loss of suitab...

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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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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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Blacksmith Blacksmith
Blacksmithing was a skilled occupation. As well as shoeing horses, making tools and equipment was an important aspect of the trade. As with other crafts, the number of blacksmiths peaked in the 1800s.Population and industry were rising and most products were locally made. However, as mass pr...

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