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National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History

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Neighbourhood: North City Centre
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Address: Benburb St., Dublin 7, Ireland
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 14:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Decorative Arts & History is home to a wide range of objects, which...

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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Get your walking shoes on and walk Dublin in a weekend

Went over to see the family, do some tourist things and watch Leinster at the Avila stadium. What a great weekend. Crispy sunny weather. The tourist highlight of which was the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went over to see the family, do some tourist things and watch Leinster at the Avila stadium. What a great weekend. Crispy sunny weather. The tourist highlight of which was the very special and moving exhibition on the Easter Uprising. Great depth of information and use of technology to bring this period to life. Well done! Followed that with Oysters... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very nice small museum (we are use to THE Toledo Museum of Art, USA) nice variety with young adults & Art major, took about 1-2 hours

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The history focused on military and Easter Rising. Both those sections were great but wish there was more emphasis on history. There are only so many decorative chairs or dresses that I can look at.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a find for us. Dublin's museum of decorative arts is fascinating and housed in a former barracks which has been beautifully and imaginatively transformed. There is so much to see that it would need almost a whole day and there seems to be something for everyone - the building also houses the army museum. There is a good... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited The National Museum of Ireland Collins Barracks yesterday, it was our first visit and we only had two hours before it closed. This museum is definitely a full day's outing. Only had time to do the Military section and it is really interesting and we probably rushed due to time pressure. There are 29 galleries over four levels. It... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent museum of the arts and history. The museum is housed in a former garrison barracks, so the layout is rather unique: long corridors instead of large rooms. Be sure and get a map upon entering. The galleries are numbered, so with the map in hand, and following the numbers, you'll visit all the galleries through the four levels without... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

It was humbling experience and eye opener to visit and view the colonial history of Irland and the evidence of bloody struggle for indpendence.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

I spent 2 and half hours here but only saw about half of what was on display. I'll have to go back to see the decorative arts half. The history segment is largely military based (which makes sense as the museum is a former barracks) but is still varied, with sections on life in barracks, family life, Irish fighting abroad,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Located close to the Luas tram line, this free exhibit is a must for those interested in Irish history. I was impressed and surprised by the military exhibits detailing the participation of Irish people from time of the Empire all the way up to peace keeping duties. This was something never detailed in the history books when I was in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

the displays were excellent. attends very knowledgeable and willing to spend time discussing exhibits

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