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News, Events | 05 May 2021

14 Henrietta Street nominated for European Museum of the Year Award

Musical Memories event 14 Henrietta Street, Photo by Ste Murray

Musical Memories event 14 Henrietta Street, Photo by Ste Murray

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We’re delighted that 14 Henrietta Street has been nominated for European Museum of the Year 2020.

Organised by the European Museum Forum, this year the awards will take place as an online event on Thursday, 6 May. The European Museum of the Year Award is recognised as a benchmark for innovation and best practices for the sector.

There are 61 nominees for the 2020 awards, and 27 for the 2021 awards, and all will be in attendance at the online event. Run by Dublin City Council Culture Company, 14 Henrietta Street is the only museum from Ireland that is nominated and we feel honoured to be alongside some amazing peer organisations from across the continent.

Watch the video presentation for the award ceremony

Speaking of the nomination and the work of 14 Henrietta Street, CEO of the Dublin City Council Culture Company, Iseult Byrne, said:

“We are delighted that by listening and talking with visitors, historians, local residents and their families we continue to discover new stories, gather memories and add to the museum’s reach through links like these. We do hope many of you and all of our peer museums across Europe will come see us in the very near future.”

14 Henrietta Street

14 Henrietta Street holds 300 years of Dublin history within its walls.

In 2008, Dublin City Council began the 10-year long journey to rescue, stabilise and conserve 14 Henrietta Street, preserving it for generations to come. The conservation project was recognised with a number of awards and the museum opened to the public in 2018.

Tracing the story of the building from it’s Georgian beginnings to its tenement times, we connect the history of urban life to the stories of the people who called this place home.

On our guided tours, we take small groups of visitors on an intimate and evocative journey to the past as it was lived in this very place.

Living history

The museum team continues to actively research the architectural history of the building and social history of its former residents. Through their personal stories and objects, the former residents are at the heart of the house.

A place of engagement and dialogue, 14 Henrietta Street responds to what we learn about the house and those who lived here. We’re excited to continue gathering stories from the house and adding them to the wider narrative of Dublin’s social history through the ever-changing programme at 14 Henrietta Street.

We’re looking forward to welcoming visitors through the doors as soon as it's safe to do so, but in the meantime you can attend an online talk, read stories from the house, or take a look at our new learning resources.