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National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History

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Address: Benburb St., Dublin 7, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-1-677-7444
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: 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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Just seen a performance from PAL omg what a performance . I felt like I was really there and came away so educated about the Irish in gallipoli. So much to see I'm going back... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Just seen a performance from PAL omg what a performance . I felt like I was really there and came away so educated about the Irish in gallipoli. So much to see I'm going back again soon x definitely worth a visit

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This museum is absolutely huge. We spent three hours and hardly scraped the surface. It's a bit outside the city centre but near enough to our hotel at The Morrison. We wish we could have spent more time there!

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Glossop, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Brilliant museum in many ways combining elements of Irish art and history in a fascinating old army barracks . Luas tram stops right outside.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I've a longterm love affair with Dublin, but I confess I fall into the usual trap of 'never seeing what's in front of you'. So I jumped at the chance of a free ticket for this show. It was subtly interactive (I won't ruin it for you) and certainly thought provoking. Although a little disjointed in parts, the actors were... More 

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Fayetteville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This was close to the Ashling Hotel in Dublin , so we could walk there. The museum was very interesting and had a variety of subjects to interest men and women. It had furniture, jewelry, clothing, war history.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Re-enactment outside.... Bracelet made from human hair on display as well as famous fashion designed clothes.... Stunning. Something for all the family here. Free of charge and open very day except Monday from 10-5! Walked there after the Guiness building but caught a bus back to the city centre after... Which is literally rit outside...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The staff at Collins Barracks are incrediably welcoming and warm and a credit to the institution and Dublin. I visited to catch the theatre show PALS by Anu Productions. It was riveting and well worth the journey. I got there a little early so that I could pop into the Eileen Gray exhibition and it was gorgeous. I did not... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I thought I knew the history of Ireland from a military viewpoint, i.e. invasions and uprisings, but I was pleasantly surprised by the content of the museum and it's exhibits. I left knowing more than when i entered - just how one should upon leaving a museum! well worth the visit if you want to learn Irish history. The museum... More 

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The museum was such a great place to visit. It helped me to understand more of Ireland's history as well admire the country's artefacts and decorative arts. My husband really enjoyed the military aspect of the museum as well as the yacht (which I can't remember the name of). The coffee shop was also a great place to visit. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

If you like army and history, I recommend you to visit this huge museum. You could spend hours here. Very interested and enjoyable. Don't miss this place!

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