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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 279 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Take a trip down the long and international history of Ireland , from the early settlements to the Vikings to the flight of the Irish army to the Congo, this a must see place in Ireland.

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Baile ath Cliath
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Anyone interested in Military history, you should include Collins barracks on your itinerary. Its covers Irish involvement in many of the world’s army’s, British, Spanish, French, Union & Confederate armies of the American Civil war as well as native warriors. Collection includes my examples of weapons & uniforms and is very well curated. There is a section devoted to the... More

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Westerly, Rhode Island
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

You have to hand it to the Irish... all of their National Museums, spread around Dublin with a different focus depending on location, are free. I visited two on this trip: Decorative Arts & History here at Collins Barracks and the Archeological on near St. Stephen's Green. Both are worthwhile to visit. This one should be visited for the exhibit... More

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Dallas, Texas
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48 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Great free museum with several exhibits, from wars to clothing and furniture. The square lay out makes it easy to get around and many curators are around to help as well. Great for kids- stop by floor one and grab a guide for kids to follow along and make notes in as you go!

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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It was my first museum in a long while. Glad went and looked around. I enjoyed it. Really enjoyed the talking statues that would describe a scene.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Excellent display of history through the years. Plenty to see and no rush to do it. Enjoy your time looking around the different exhibits. A suprise around every corner and no entry charge however donations are accepted (It definitely deserves a donation)

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edinburgh
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88 reviews 88 reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The decorative arts and history museum in dublin is set on several floors of the old Collins Barracks in the centre of the city. The museum is wonderfully laid out in several parts show casing all parts of Irish history. It is very informative in both the Irish and English language (other languages are available from the information desk) Well... More

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We browsed the museum with a four year old and had fun exploring the military and furniture exhibits. We spent 2 hours with no problem, but thought we were pushing our luck in a museum.

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Malmo, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This museum is worth a visit big time! You learn about the Irish history and other countries' influence. You will see lots of object, clothes and uniforms. And it's free entrance! By the way, on your way to the museum (you can choose the blue route if you take the Dublin hop on hop off bus) I recommend you to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

For those who love history, this is a must see. And it's free! Arts, war and everything you need to know about Irish history you'll find here.

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