The History of the Gardaí: The Garda Museum

An in-depth look into Ireland's police service!


Ireland’s policing and security service, An Garda Síochána, have a long and colourful history spanning over 200 years. The gradual evolution of An Garda Síochána marks a pivotal time in Irish history, overseeing the birth of a nation, multiple civil wars, and political unrest.

Capturing a Legacy

To commemorate this vast history, An Garda Síochána teamed up with Emagine to create a stunning museum in the heart of Dublin Castle.

Working closely with renowned Interpretative Exhibition Design Consultant Dara Lynne Lenehan and An Garda Síochána, the museum was carefully conceptualised and developed over a twelve-month period. Emagine worked to design beautiful graphics throughout the museum, to highlight the multi-dimensional history of An Garda Síochána.


The museum hosts a series of audio visual pieces which depict the historical story of An Garda Síochána, and the visitor is led through the museum by graphics which detail the early days of the Gardaí, right up to the modern day service.

The result is a vibrant, interactive museum that successfully captures the legacy of An Garda Síochána.

This is only a quick look into one of our biggest and most exciting projects of the year, we’ll be updating this with a big Case Study of the Garda Museum where you can read about our process in more detail!

Emagine's print partner, Academy Signs worked hard to deliver amazing print graphics for the museum.