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Collecting history: A tour of Academy House & Library

When

Monday, August 19, 2019, 11:00

Where

Academy House, 19 Dawson Street

Tickets

No booking required

This Heritage Week take a tour of the Royal Irish Academy and learn about the dedicated collectors of past times who helped build up its unique Library collections. 

These tours will walk you through the Georgian rooms of Academy House and its nineteenth-century Reading Room and Meeting Room. You will learn about some of the bibliophiles and scholars who spent their time collecting books and manuscripts, which are now part of the Library’s collections. Was it pure research, a Victorian pastime or a bibliophile’s obsession?

This tour has been organised as part of our Heritage Week programme. The tour will last approx. 1 hour. No individual booking required. Group bookings please contact: library@ria.ie / 01-6090620

Tour times:

Monday 19 August, 11am

Tuesday 20 August, 11am

Thursday 22 August, 11am

Friday 23 August, 11am

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