Named one of Ireland’s top five free visitor attractions by Fáilte Ireland, the Museum of Style Icons (MOSI) hosts numerous collections and artefacts relating to Stars of the Silver Screen and many modern day artists - including Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Princess Grace, Princess Diana, Michael Jackson, the Beatles and many more.
spotlight - Some Like it Hot at MOSI
Newbridge Silverware’s Museum of Style Icons (MOSI) in conjunction with auctioneers to the stars Julien’s Auctions of Beverly Hills is set to unveil the most significant exhibition of Marilyn Monroe memorabilia ever to exist. The exhibition will run from Saturday, 25th June until Monday 25th July.
The exhibition at MOSI features film costumes, personal gowns, jewellery, personal writings and sketches belonging to the screen icon. This is a rare opportunity for the general public to view this prolific collection before it goes under the hammer in LA in November. Newbridge is the second and last European stop before this exhibition goes to the US on tour.
Highlights of the exhibition include items such as the sheer beaded and sequinned dress Monroe wore as she sang I’m Through With Love in the award winning film Some Like it Hot, which today is considered one of the greatest comedy films ever. Orry-Kelly won the 1959 Academy Award for costume design for his work on this film.
Other items of note include the cream full-length gown of satin with sheer overlay embellished with faux pearls created by Academy Award nominated designer Beatrice Dawson and worn by Marilyn in The Prince and The Showgirl in which she starred alongside Sir Laurence Olivier.
The elaborate stage costume worn by Marilyn as she sang, After You Get What You Want You Don’t Want It in the 1953 comedy There’s No
Business like Show Business is another highlight. It was created by one of Marilyn’s all-time favourite designers, Academy Award winning designer William ‘Billy’ Travilla, who was a personal friend of Marilyn.
Marilyn, Legend and Legacy Exhibition is one not to be missed.
SOME OF OUR CURRENT EXHIBITS
Audrey Hepburn - Breakfast at Tiffany's
The hot pink cocktail dress worn by Audrey Hepburn when she appeared in the 1961 American romantic comedy Breakfast at Tiffany's opposite George Peppard.
Hepburn's portrayal of Holly Golightly as the naive, eccentric cafe society girl is generally considered to be the actress' most memorable and identifiable role.
The knee length sleeveless dress was designed by her favourite designer Hubert de Givenchy. It is made from silk, decorated all over with fan shaped appliques accented with small rhinestones with a matching pink bow at the waist.
PLAN YOUR VISIT
Monday - Saturday: 9am - 6pm
Sunday & Public Holidays: 11am - 6pm*
Entry is free. However, to enhance the experience, a limited number of spaces are available each day for a guided tour. Tours take place at 10:30am and 2:30pm Monday to Saturday, and 12:00pm and 2:30pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays. To book, please visit the MOSI Tickets Page.
Free parking in our dedicated visitor centre car park
Athgarvan Road, Newbridge, Co. Kildare, Ireland
- Wheelchair accessable
- Tour groups welcome
Only 30 minutes drive from Dublin. Take the M7 from Dublin (main road to Limerick, Killarney and Cork). Leave M7 at Junction 10 signed NEWBRIDGE and follow the sign into town.
Multiple bus operators and services through Newbridge with buses stopping in Newbridge main street approx 10 mins walk. See www.buseireann.ie, dublincoach.ie for timetable, fares and online bookings.
Irish Rail train service available at Newbridge Train Station, station road, Newbridge, approx 20 mins walk to Newbridge Silverware. Taxis at station. Normal Service between 7am and 7pm daily (@ 30mins from Dublin). See www.irishrail.ie for upto date timetable, fares and online bookings.
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