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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
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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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Everyone should visit

The museums of Ireland are a national treasure and everyone should visit at least once a year. You can learn so much and they are free to visit.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The museums of Ireland are a national treasure and everyone should visit at least once a year. You can learn so much and they are free to visit.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Another gem in Dublin but unfortunately didn't spend enough time in this brilliant museum. I reccomend you spend a full morning or afternoon to fulfil all on offer.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a few hours there recently and would recommend it fully. The area showing the part the Irish have played all over the world in the armed forces is fascinating as is the different arms used by them in combat also is. Very well worth a visit but allow time as there is much to see.

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Manchester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A good variety of displays.informative areas on the 1916 uprising.well worth seeing the exhibits of Irish silver.lovely cafe.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum & its 1916 irish republican uprising exhibition ties in really well with a tour of Kilmainham Gaol so suggest you do them both in the same day as I did, turned out really well. I skipped over much of the arts bit amd just focused on the history sections merely because of personal taste. Everything well kept, worth... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum had some interesting objects. I especially liked the jewelry. It is quite large and needs a few hours to cover.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the exhibition on the 1916 Rising and it is not to be missed. Provides a sweeping overview of the Rising along with priceless artifacts from the event that lead to the formation of the Republic....amazing experience for those interested in the history of Ireland

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great way to spend a few hours in the city. I would say a must do if you are visiting. Great collection and history of our country to be seen here. It's quite a big museum so give yourself a few hours or at least 1 hour to take a quick look around.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Give yourself plenty of time to explore all of this museum, There are 4 different exhibit areas, including Decorative arts, Military, 1916 and Askard. Parking available but also accessible by Luas..

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As others have noted, this is a very large museum with a very moving, detailed section on the 1916 rebellion with lots of items used in the struggle at the time. The decorative arts part of the museum are displayed in a very helpful way so that you can often see both sides of distinctive ceramics and other treasures by... More 

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