Visit the National Science and Ecclesiology Museum at St Patrick’s College Maynooth
On Culture Night, visit the museum and check out their large collection of scientific instruments & ecclesiastical artifacts.
First discover the large group of scientific instruments mostly associated with Nicholas Callan of which a full catalogue for this collection was published in 1994 ‘The Scientific Apparatus of Nicholas Callan & other historic instruments'. The museum now has the largest collection of scientific instruments on public display in Ireland, most of which were manufactured in Ireland between 1880 and 1920
The second part of the Museum is a collection of ecclesiastical artifacts from the past three centuries including vestments donated by European royalty and a large collection of penal cross and alter stones.