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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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South Orange, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

We fell upon this when we were killing time until the respectable time of day to have a pint of Guinness. It was fab very informative and not a guided tour,which we prefer. There were military vehicles, helicopter and tons of displays on irish history.it was just brilliant, and Free! Highly recommended

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Minneapolis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is a must go site. Perfect in every way, and historic, informative and fun! A great day stop along the way as you tour Dublin by foot.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Made a special trip to this museum at the end of the day, jumping off the Hop On Hop Off Bus at 4.35pm. Initially I was so pleased to find the exhibition fairly quickly on arrival! I was astonished and very disappointed to be told that the museum was closing at 4.51pm and that I had to leave! The closing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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