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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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All reviews collins barracks eileen gray army barracks military section parade ground irish soldiers easter rising luas stop free entry on display few hours interesting exhibits michael collins worth a visit couple of hours rainy day city centre
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on the 15th of December 2018. Free entry. Spent the full day here. It was €10 to park for the day as I broke the trip up with dinner in town. The highlight for me were the furniture displays as this really painted a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ariverrunsthroughit
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being an art person as part of my research job, I was very impressed with this collection. The building itself was worth seeing and the combination of classical and modern art works was well- displayed and curated.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LouRob11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The collection is eclectic, including military history, fashion, country furniture and Asian art. All free, and conveniently located if you're catching a train from Hueston station.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Trilby2004
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 4 hours in the museum and could have spent the same amount of time again - we visited the Asgard and then went on to the 1916 exhibition - this attraction is FREE and is one of the best we have visited. At...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 1981Lillian81
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The military section is actually very interesting to people how likes history or even who doesn't. It counts with real Michael Collins guns and tells a little of the Irish history. You can also see wax people made by the same company which does the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Adeísa E
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Impressive building, wide range of artifacts, especially ancient jewelry, longboat and preserved bodies taken from the Irish bogs.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Hugh F
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

This is an exhibition by rosin de Butleir in collaboration with orher glass artists Temporary exhibition until 31 January 2019. I love glass and this was beautiful. I also visited the Ib Jorgensen retrospective on his couture business. The quality of the garments is awesome!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AMDG56
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Only walked around the grounds as the ticket was expensive took some amazing photos And they add the football museum just over the road what was free so we went in their

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank X2409IBbenl
Reviewed 2 December 2018

Sights are very interesting, people are friendly. Too much traffic! Hope that Dublin will work on more mass transit and bicycle lanes.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank David B
Reviewed 26 November 2018

Had a few days visiting Dublin and this was on our To Do list. It is not the V&A in London but it is free and definitely worth seeing. It is slightly out of the main centre but the MUSEUM tram stop is right by...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from craighS3020GK | Reviewed this property |
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Response from sanskrit88 | Reviewed this property |
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.