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Giovanna, the receptionist, was the best we have ever met. She went above and beyond the call of duty to help. She searched and found a wheelchair for one of our party. We have visited the Collins Barracks 2x before and will visit again on...More
This has only been a museum for about 10 years, so it's not on most tourist's to-do list, but you'd be missing out if you didn't.
First of all, the building itself is awesome - it is the former Barracks, and housed thousands of soldiers...More
Take the red tram to museum. Wander up the stairs - and your in this awesome courtyard. Exceptional architecture, wonderful staff. Not may people. A gift shop and - it’s a lovely surprise quiet location
This museum is listed as Decorative Arts and History and this title obscures the fact that it has a large and varied military exhibition which is what we came to see in particular. We spent all the afternoon here just in the military section so...More
Here is a list of collections that caught my attention - artifacts from:
1. the Anglo-Irish war
3. coins, medals and bank notes from different decades and centuries
4. religious items
5. Irish fashion by a Dane
6. small collection of vehicles and...More
Dublin museums are the best places to go when it's raining.
You won't compare Decorative Arts & History museum to any top 10 world best museums but you can tell that about any Irish museum except National Gallery maybe.
Very convenient parking on grounds.