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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 #41 of 285 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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Gander, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were staying right next store and would walk by getting to the luas everyday. Finally on the last day in Dublin we decided to visit. I am so disappointed that we left it till the last day as it was one of the best attractions in Dublin. We just didn't have enough time to visit the exhibits. The staff... More

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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This is a lovely piece of Irish history. I just wish I could have spent a little more time wandering around as we had to leave after an hour. Well worth a visit and the only charge was for parking and that was only a couple of Euro and right in the Museum.

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This is an easy to get to museum in Dublin city Centre, with great exhibits and all for free. Personally, I much prefer the historical exhibits, but the decorative arts side of things was still quite impressive! Well worth a visit!

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George Town, Grand Cayman
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This is a great museum at no cost. Very large and we were not able to see all of the exhibitions, but we covered the military exhibitions and they were great. I would definitely recommend seeing this museum if you are into military history.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Gives the feel of what it was like as a barracks as well as the history at yr pleasure its free to walk round an a nice cafe with in

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County Clare, Ireland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Have no great interest in decrotive arts but enjoyed all the military displays. Could spend hours and days here. Need at least 2 hrs here. Cld have picnic in the grounds. Fantastic building too.

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York, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

OK, so I have zero interest in decorative arts, so I missed those galleries out entirely! But I do like modern and contemporary history, so the 'history' sections of the museum were perfect for me. Namely the exhibitions Soldiers and Chiefs (on Irish military history - good on ww1 and the struggle against the British, some vehicles and aircraft from... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

I keep taking my kids here, its a fantastic museum, the fact that it was a barracks makes it more intriging. Very well laid out to keep you engrossed for a few hours. The displays are fantastic

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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

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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