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

You will find the best here. Portrait, Design, Drawings. I spent a long time just standing and taking in the breathtaking portraits.

Thank Magsta49
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I really liked the exhibit on fashion, and the re-creations of rooms through the years with the old furniture. It's also got a really informative exhibit on the 1916 rising which I wish I had more time to look at in detail. You could probably...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the Collins barrack and is a fantastic place to visit with great displays of Irish Military History all in a wonderful building a must see very well done

Thank skylane72
Reviewed 1 week ago

The building was originally a barracks, very nice job converting it. If you want to see everything it would probably take a day or more. We viewed the clothing and jewelry, silver, and the barracks life and WWI room. Also had a very fine lunch...More

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful free museum in walking distance from Guinness Storehouse and Kilmain Gaol. Beautiful tapestries and furniture

Thank tfitz812016
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 5 weeks 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 8 September 2018

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 6 September 2018 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

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22 June 2017|
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Response from Craig H | Reviewed this property |
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4 February 2017|
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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.