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Armada

Time/Date - 10:00 - 17:00, Friday 1 January 2010 - Tuesday 1 December 2020

Of the 130 Spanish ships that set out in 1588 to invade England, over 20 of them were wrecked off the North and West coasts of Ireland.


National Museums Northern Ireland has the objects from three of these ships, the Girona which was wrecked at Lacada Point, near the Giant's Causeway, Co. Antrim, La Trinidad Valencera which ran aground in Kinnagoe Bay, Co. Donegal and the Santa Maria de La Rosa which sank suddenly in Blasket Sound, Co. Kerry. This exhibition offers a glimpse into the story of the Armada as illustrated by the objects from the Girona.

Image caption: Gold and Ruby Salamander Pendant

Exhibition information:

  • This exhibition is on display in area 11 of the History  Zone and is free to attend (download the museum map, PDF 290KB)
  • Please note that due to essential maintenance in the history galleries, the Armada exhibition will be closed to the public on Tuesday 12th, Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th August 2014.

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