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National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History

Address: Benburb St., Dublin 7, Ireland (North City Centre)
Phone Number: 353-1-677-7444
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Ranked #32 of 218 Attractions in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Decorative Arts & History is home to a wide range of objects, which include weaponry, furniture...
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Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Surrey
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143 reviews 143 reviews
133 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

A bit out of the way but well worth the effort. This is by far the best museum in Dublin. Found it by accident while trying to get back to town from the Museum of Modern Art and they nearly had to kick me out at closing time. There is so much to see and something for everyone. Of particular... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Put this on your "must see" list. It's free, allow a minimum of three hours (four should be comfortable if you move non-stop) and do not wave your arms into the rooms with the furniture exhibitions or you'll trigger the alarms!! (teen felt the urge to check!) I never thought clothes and furniture could be this interesting let alone the... More 

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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I love this museum. We popped in recently as we passed by on one of the open top tour buses. We said to the chap on the desk " we have 30 mins what should we see" and he was very helpful. There is always something to enjoy here . I always love the shelves of "out of storage" (RHS... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This is great stop to see an amazing collection of art from the great masters as well as Irish artist's. It was fee and has a great souvenir shop.

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Athlone, Ireland
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77 reviews 77 reviews
18 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I have been visiting the National Museum for over 50 years on an occasional basis and it seems that with each passing year the stardard of exhibition and display gets higher and higher. Recently we had a visit as a family and we were hugely impressed with the military exhibition. The museum brings history to life in a magical way.... More 

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Northern Ireland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I have been to the museum several years ago and decided it was time for another visit to see the Broighter Gold.......the horde was found about 2 miles from where we live.

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Virginia
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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I visited the museum primarily to learn more about the wars and uprisings for Irish Independence and the Civil War. Excellent exhibits on all subjects, with detailed and informative descriptions. Also toured the clothing exhibit which was very well done, especially as most of the displays could be viewed from front and rear. A tight schedule didn't allow time to... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Had short visit on 13 Nov. while waiting for train in nearby Heuston. Was most impressed. Too much to see in just an hour so will definitely return to complete tour! Great military history section. Brought my history classes to life! A trip here is a must when visiting Dublin. LUAS stop outside, Couldn't be handier.

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Cork, Ireland
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This attraction is well worth a visit and so easy to get to, as the LUAS tram system stops right outside. All you have to do is take the Red Line tram to the museum stop, walk across the road, up some steps (there is also ramp access) and you are there. At present, November 2014, they have on display... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Along with the National Gallery, National Museum of Ireland at Collins Barracks is one of our go-to places when we want something to do in Dublin. And IMO it's one of the best in the world. We've traveled a bit and when we're away we always like to go to a museum of some sort. And few can compare Collins... More 

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