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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 easter rising irish soldiers 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 5 days ago

This isn't the V&A, but it is a fabulous museum to just wander through. The building itself, old barracks, are history enough, but the exhibits are fantastic. It seems off the beaten track, but really isn't. I walked from the Temple bar area, about 25...More

Thank Thomas F
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great collection of well-known and lesser known artists gathered in a surprisingly large gallery. The best surprise was the contemporary portrait-exhibition: excellent!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful setting, steeped in history.... exhibitions on military history, especially ww1 very interesting.... lots of other diverse items in the collection... free of course, that’s always good! Cafe. Maybe a bit pricey, but lovely cakes and savouries... very helpful and polite staff on reception.... would...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Diverse and interesting exhibits. Decorative arts (e.g. clothing, jewellery, silver, furniture) curiously mixed with military history and the Easter Rising. All housed in an imposing and evocative building. Badly let down by appalling cafe service; nice coffee & cakes but the staff clearly regard customers...More

Thank Ken D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our recent visit to the Museum as did the kids. It was a very informative day with plenty of knowledge and facts to be soaked up. Also really nice that when we were speaking Irish with my children one of the guides on...More

Thank Francis B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is another FREE museum and it is worth the visit. It is surprisingly large with an extensive history of Ireland in the World Wars and beyond.

Thank Nyree S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum has small exhibits, so don't be surprised. We went to see the Bog Bodies. Small exhibit, not as spectacular as we had hoped. But worth a visit (it's free to enter)

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Travelled out to visit this museum on a wet Sunday morning only to find it closed and not open until 2pm. I would have thought that Sunday would have been the prime day for visitors to a museum, but apparently not!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was able to visit the Dublin Castle in May of 2017, I know I am super later reviewing but better late than never! We did the Tour inside and it was awesome! I took the tour of the castle with my class and got...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was locked outside with a group of eight people 10 mins after the exhibition was supposed to open, before a member of staff slowly walked up singing to himself and said “you’re going to have to give me a minute.” Think they’d be able to...More

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