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National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History

Benburb St., Dublin 7, Ireland (North City Centre)
353-1-677-7444
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Ranked #42 of 281 Attractions in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Art Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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Saratoga Springs, NY
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The use of the former military barracks for this museum was brilliant! The displays were curated beautifully.

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Gorey, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

On entering the building, you can feel the history already! The staff were very friendly and offered many leaflets about exhibitions currently on in the Museum. The ladies / gents were well maintained. We visited particularly to see the 1916 Memorabilia and Historic Tour. WONDERFUL! Really well laid out tour and very informative. Thank you to everyone involved in the... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Another great spot to visit, that is if you like to visit museums. This was one of the main army barracks in the city of Dublin. As a reservist in our Defence Forces, I even had the opportunity to parade on the great square in the main area of the barracks. This is a great place to bring the whole... More

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Limerick, Ireland
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Wonderful couple of hours spent in the museum. Can't wait to go back. We just covered the military section WW1 and the 1916 rising. I thought that the period of the war was very well curated and naturally interwoven with the events in ireland. I was very keen to see the Eileen Grey exhibition and that too was great. There... More

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South Orange, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The Rising exhibit is a must see! It explained so much of the events of Easter week 1916. Very well curated.

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Vanersborg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This was a lovely museum! We especially liked the exhibitions about the Irish history. There was a good mixture between written information and things to look at. We only spent about 2 hours in the museum and then we didn't have time to go through it all and study all of the information. There was also a really interesting exhibition... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Dublin is a city that is absolutely packed with museums. It would be impossible to see them all in one trip, which means if you love museums like i do, difficult decisions have to be made. I chose this museum, because I really do love Irish history and I was particularly interested in their exhibition about the Easter Rising. I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This museum is a must see when taking in the various cultural sites in Dublin. There is so much to see for everyone & the kids can interact with some of the items on display. My son loved all the military items, especially in relation to the rising. You would almost feel like the museum houses a few different exhibitions... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This museum has a thorough republican exhibit. Letters, buttons, journals, art work. It also has a jewellery exhibit and Japanese silk screen exhibit. There was also an impressive exhibit of the tools and dress of war down through Irish History. At the end of this exhibit they have The coat Michael Collins wore in the infamous ambush that killed him.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

I decided to spend my free day in Dublin at the National museum and I wasn't disappointed. The setting is the old military barracks that were in use until the early 90s and are old and quite impressive in their own right. The museum is free but they do ask for a 5 euro donation. I learned much about Irish... More

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