Kurt Cobain’s personal collection is going on display in Ireland

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An exhibition of Kurt Cobain’s personal possessions has been opened by his family in Ireland.

The intimate collection features never before seen items owned by the Nirvana frontman, who took his own life in 1994.

The items range from his childhood drawings to handwritten song lyrics, plus the last car Cobain ever owned.

The exhibition, Growing Up Kurt Cobain, is being hosted by the Museum of Style Icons in Newbridge, County Kildare. It was opened on July 17 by the rocker’s daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, and his mother Wendy and sister Kim, who have helped curate the show.

The decision to open the exhibition at an Irish museum will highlight the Cobain family’s historical connection to the country. "With this exhibition we hope to bring the focus back to Kurt’s roots, vision, and artistic genius to inspire everyone not to lose their creativity and childlike wonder," said Kim.

Frances, who was just a year old when her father passed away at the height of his fame in 1994, said: “I have always been the most intimately informed of who my father was by my grandmother and aunts. I am so ecstatic that their view of who Kurt was gets to be celebrated with Nirvana fans the world over.”

Growing Up Kurt Cobain runs at the Museum of Style Icons in Newbridge until September 30. For more information, visit newbridgesilverware.com