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National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History

Benburb St., Dublin 7, Ireland
+353 1 677 7444
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Decorative Arts & History is home to a wide range of objects, which include weaponry, furniture, silver, ceramics and glassware; as well as examples of folk life and costume.
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Benburb St., Dublin 7, Ireland
North City Centre
+353 1 677 7444
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Reviewed yesterday

When we visited there were a significant number of rooms closed for improvements. I was hoping to see the Caravaggio, but apparently that was a one of the closed areas. Still, there were some impressive works making it worth a visit.

Thank worldfamousjeff
Reviewed yesterday

My kid refused to leave the place at closing time, specifically History part. Decorative Art is also worth to visit, amazing building itself and place history all mixed together making the great mixture for time travelers.

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Impressive building, filled with Irish displays. Not crowded and museum staff member was most helpful--like having a private tour. Worth a stop.

Thank jmckphil
Reviewed 6 days ago

We saw a very interesting installation of military history in Ireland, there was some great stuff in there about the evolving experience of the Irish people, etc. There's a little spot for a coffee break, too. Lots to read and see!

Thank PaulusHookJC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure to carve out time while in Dublin to see this magnificent museum. Located at the Collins Barracks, it makes the visit that much more impressive. Once on the ground of the former Collins Barracks, you can't help but get overwhelmed with the sensation...More

1  Thank Randall K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Being an Interior Design major, seeing all the nicely displayed set ups of rooms and furniture through the years was great. Also took time to look at clothing fashion displays and silver exhibits.

Thank retiredteacherasst
Reviewed 1 week ago

Paintings from the Dutch school including Vermeer. Good layout and commentary. The gallery has been refurbished lately and is well worth a visit.

Thank golfpatty10
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best way to spend two or three hours, especially if the weather is ominous. Free, welcoming, fantastic.

Thank patient111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The exhibits are professional and expertly displayed. We were given a private tour by a very helpful docent who had interesting tidbits of knowledge to share with us. The museum is free, though a donation is appreciated.

Thank Jane J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is so much to see here. We wandered around for over two hours and still didn't see everything. The displays are layer out well. The hop on hop off bus stops right out front. There is a suggested donation box in the main lobby...More

1  Thank kbulney
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22 June 2017|
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Response from Craig H | Reviewed this property |
No pics.
4 February 2017|
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Response from sanskrit88 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, admission is free
Carolyn F
23 March 2016|
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Response from Noel D | Reviewed this property |
No. Old Collins Barracks down near Heuston Station and Phoenix Park end of the River Liffey on the North side.