National Monuments (Amendment) Act, 1987

Removal of national monuments to museums, etc.

7.—(1) Where the Commissioners or a local authority are the owners of a national monument, the Commissioners or the authority (as the case may be) may, if in their opinion they can do so without undue injury to the monument and it is desirable for the protection or preservation of the monument or in the interests of archaeology or for any other reason to do so, and with, in case the authority are the owners of the monument, the consent of the Commissioners, remove the monument or any part of it, and deposit it and keep it deposited in a public museum, or other place, in the State approved of for the time being for the purpose by the Minister.

(2) A monument deposited under this section in a museum shall while so deposited be open to inspection by the public in like manner and to the like extent as the other objects in the museum.