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National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History

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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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78 Benburb Street, Dublin D07 HW61, Ireland
North City Centre
+353 1 677 7444
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful exhibits, I only wish we had more time there to explore all the areas of the museum. Worth spending a few hours of your time.

Thank Marjorie A
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Nicholas K
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank ItineraryLady
Reviewed 1 week ago

Any one wishing to understand the history of Ireland from the 15th century up to the Easter rising and beyond would not be disappointed. Well presented even for Children to understand

Thank terencemorris
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Arnold D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really great place to learn about Irish history. The uprising exhibition was wonderful. You can spend a lot of time here if you wish to see everything. One of the better museums I have ever been to.

Thank J J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Abrams
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Here is a list of collections that caught my attention - artifacts from: 1. the Anglo-Irish war 2. Hurdy-gurdy 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

Thank cristoph2010
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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. Permanent...More

Thank Maxim S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a great museum for those (like me) who fancy to have a walk through a nice building with different types of art: paintings, historic costumes, household items, and more. Oh and it is free.

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Yes, admission is free
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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.