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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
Phone Number: +353 1 677 7444
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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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Proclaiming the Republic exhibition is detailed and fascinating. There is a wealth ofdifferent forms of material. Very thought provoking

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I found this to be one of the most boring museums I've been to. The building was great, and free entry is always a bonus but I didn't stay longer than 20 minutes. There seemed to be little flow through the exhibits - I wondered if I had started in the wrong place but no I was following the map.... More 

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County Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The 'Proclaiming the Republic' exhibition was new for 2016 and will be in place for 'the foreseeable future ''. The exhibition is located in a newly converted building to the left of the main Musuem. It is expertly put together with a treasure trove of objects. It tells the story of the 1916 Rising , before, during and after the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is free of charge and has beautiful works from major European artists in its permanent collection. However, I feel that some details are overlooked - the entrance is not inviting and some of the rooms need better maintenance.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My hotel couldn't give me a room before 3pm and fortunately this was just up the road.I spent about 90 minutes on the history side.There was an interesting coin collection.After a brief lunch I started on the Soldiers and Chiefs exhibition.This was well laid out and truly excellent.I spent 2 3/4 hours here.There are still more things to see and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Featured the Irish Republic of 2016, and it was indeed very educational. The ceramics part was kind of disappointing, but I can't complain, the museum is free.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very well laid out,well informative,loads to see.highlhy recomend for all ages.tram stop is a 5 min walk.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We passed this museum several time and decided we must visit. The courtyard intrigued us and later found that this was a former barracks. It gave us a great insight into some of Ireland's history. We spend several hours exploring this great museum

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