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1853 Dublin Exhibition

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The Great Industrial Exhibition in 1853 was held in Dublin, Ireland. In its day, it was the largest international event to be held in Ireland. The Irish Industrial Exhibition Building, located on the grounds of Leinster House, housed the entire fair. It lasted from the 12 May to 31 October, Queen Victoria accompanied by the Prince Consort and the Prince of Wales, paid an official visit on 29 August.[1]

On May 12, 1853, when the exhibition opened, the architect, John Benson, was granted knighthood.[2]

Read the official catalogue of the Great Industrial Exhibition[3]

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