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National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History

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Neighborhood: North City Centre
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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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Collins Barracks Dublin ...."Pals ..The Irish at Gallipoli"

Collins Barracks is part of the National Museum of Ireland. Its free to enter and has amazing artifacts on show, Our reason for visitng this time was different. Until April Anu... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Ireland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Collins Barracks is part of the National Museum of Ireland. Its free to enter and has amazing artifacts on show, Our reason for visitng this time was different. Until April Anu productions are putting on a wonderful interactive play called "Pals ...The Irish at Gallipoli". I can't recommend it highly enough! If you have an hour to spare you have... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Spectacular place, lots to see and read. If you go though, make sure you make at least 3 hours for the visit unless you are a skimmer and view things fast. I like to enjoy my surroundings.

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Wichita Falls
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Great museum with interesting displays. Staff is a bit surly at times but it is located on the bus tour routes and easy to get to. Just about anything historical can be found here. Give yourself plenty of time

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Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I arrived at the museum only about 40 minutes before closing time on Sunday a week ago. I particularly wanted to see the Gallipoli display, so the front desk and other staff pointed me in the right direction. Then the man watching over the Easter Rising room (I wish I had his name so I could publicly acknowledge him in... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

we ended up at this museum by mixtake but still enjoyed it very much. This museum focuses on the middle history to today. There is lots to see so plan at least half a day. We had lunch here as well and ejoyed it.

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Dublin, Ireland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

went to see a play by ANU productions here caller PALS- THE IRISH AT GALLIPOLI. It is brilliant I highly recommend that if you have a few hours to spare from a wednesday to sunday any week until the end of April go to Anu web site and book it is only 5 euro per person The story and the... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The tram from the town centre stops right outside. An imposing building resonating with its past, very atmospheric. Hopefully have time to view inside on our next visit.

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Had time one day before heading back to Heuston for the train and got off the Luas at the museum. Great exhibition of Irish silver and when I was there a very good exhibit on Irish military. Its a large complex so do allow yourself enough time

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

We found it interesting, worth a walk round. I'd make sure you'd have 3 hours at least to do the the whole thing properly. The museum bring free too is defiantly a bonus.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Another amazing Museum. Every Museum in every city is different so its well worth visiting for the history of Ireland.

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