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State Heraldic Museum
Músaem Araltach an Stáit
Established 1909 (1909)
Dissolved 2011
Location 2–3 Kildare Street, Dublin, Ireland
Type Heraldic museum

The State Heraldic Museum in Kildare Street, Dublin, was founded in 1909 and was prior to its closure one of the first and oldest such museums in the world. It was housed in part of the building still occupied by the Office of the Chief Herald of Ireland, in the former Coffee Room of the Kildare Street Club.

Among its many exhibits were representations of corporate and civic arms and the heraldic banners of the Chiefs of the Name.

It also displayed arms of Ireland which once hung in the Houses of Parliament in College Green, a police notice on information on the theft of the Irish crown jewels in 1907, the funeral hatchment of Daniel O'Connell used on his hearse, the Irish Lord Chancellor's purse, and many other items of heraldic interest.

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