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National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History

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78 Benburb Street, Dublin D07 HW61, Ireland
+353 1 677 7444
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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78 Benburb Street, Dublin D07 HW61, Ireland
North City Centre
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It is a nice museum, with a setup targeted at national history with many artefacts. For me was also very touching. I would recommend visiting.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this museum and its grounds on a misty day. Nonetheless, the beauty of the setting and the fascinating exhibits helped maintain our interest and enthusiasm for the arts.

Thank Renee W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is HUGE. I went through the decorative part at a decent pace and it still took me two hours-- I didn't even get to the historical side! There is lots of history within these walls, and it is presented so very well. Allow...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fantastic museum with permanent collections as well as rotating special exhibitions. I spent a morning looking but could have spent the whole day. They have Irish-dedicated historical exhibits as well as items from around the world. I would recommend "Curator's Choice" and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is well worth a visit and all completely free! So much history, you could really spend all day here. As it's free and close to our hotel we could keep popping in and seeing a different area. Staff very friendly and helpful. Would definitely...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did a free tour of this museum about the 1916 uprising. The guide was awesome and gave so much information related to the exhibit. It's also free!

Thank Tracey S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a perfect afternoon trip while the outside weather was bad in Dubllin, even though we couldn"t get up close to the gardens. d

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The gift shop closes are for an hour so check your time or you miss out purchasing items from the gift shop

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent place to spend a few hours on a cold rainy day. We went to see the Fonthill Vase since my family is from Fonthill Ontario.

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

This is a special place to visit if you like history, uniforms, war stories and weapons. There are other sections but not interesting for me. Highly recommended!

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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.
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