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National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History

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Address: Benburb St., Dublin 7, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-1-677-7444
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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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Really enjoyable tour around the military exhibitions

Worth a visit to see Ireland's involvement in many wars from the holy crusades to the modern peace keeping duties. Too large to complete in one visit. I will definitely return.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Worth a visit to see Ireland's involvement in many wars from the holy crusades to the modern peace keeping duties. Too large to complete in one visit. I will definitely return.

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Welling, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

We went here as we had originally intended to visit the Old Jameson Distillery but as there was quite a wait we decided to pop into the Museum as it was just down the road from our hotel. As my wife had studied early twentieth century history which included Ireland, this was extremely interesting. We wish we'd had more time.... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Over several years I've passed Collins Barracks, where this museum is located, going to and from business commitments, but at last have found time to visit it. I am very glad to have done so. There is much of interest here, particularly (as far as I was concerned) the 'Soldiers and Chiefs' exhibition, telling the story of the British Army... More 

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Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Visited during the sightseeing leg of a trip to watch the rugby. Considering it's free, this is a cracking way to burn an hour or so. The troubles were of particular interest to me, and they were brought to life, particularly the Easter uprising. Very good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We visited this as part of the easter weekend. It was part of irelands history and found to be very informative and took a lot from it. The egg hunt was finished quickly and from looking form the clues a lot was learned and taken from it. This was not our first visit but we still learned something new from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Attended in March 2015 with an officer of the US Navy. We did a whirlwind tour of modern Irish History focusing on the role of Irish Men and Women in the World's Militaries. The Soldiers and Chiefs Exhibition is a permanent display and well worth the visit. Entry is free and it's within easy walking distance of Heuston station or... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The National Museum of Ireland (department Decorative Arts and History) has found a place in the old Barracks who were named after Michael Collins. The collections are eclectic and extensive and comprise of decorative objects from the 17th century up until now. There is glass- and silverware, jewelry, costumes, furniture, an oriental collection, a two-story high clock, and there are... More 

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galway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Displays are stunning and superb in the extreme. Layout is easy to follow and comfortable. Being on the city's excellent tramline it is accessible and cheap to get to. Overall a joy to visit.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

love this museum , recommend a visit . From the begin of walking across the former parade ground . It doesn't open Monday's , has I found out . Beautiful setting and a great cafe , with homemade fare . Friendly and informative staff . A tram station nearby , so can hop on down town for shopping etc .... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This was a lovely museum with really nice grounds. The actors did a really good job and seemed very realistic.

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