On this page, you can explore ten key objects which are linked to the 1916 Easter Rising. Click on the object image on the map or use the scroll down arrow below. You will find military items and documents, which were used by the rebels in 1916, as well as everyday objects such as Terence Simpson’s bicycle.
Each object page features a short description of the object and, at the bottom, a link to related objects in the National Museum’s Easter Week and Historical collections. You can see most of the objects on display in the Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising and in the Soldiers & Chiefs exhibitions at the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History.