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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 #44 of 283 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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Bridlington
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131 reviews 131 reviews
15 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We are not really big museum visitors but had noticed this on a map of Dublin and it was one of a few places that we had not been to. Well! The size of the place and the amount of exhibits is just unbelievable. So interesting with the varied displays. We spent 4 hours there and although we didn't linger... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This is a great free attraction documenting Ireland's rich and tumultuous history. The entrance is located right at the Museum Luas stop and it's worth setting aside a couple of hours to take in the history side which has some wonderful exhibitions. It seems quite child friendly as well with workbooks they can complete, an electronic gun range and some... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Very imformative especially if you are interetsed in the conflicts in Irish History, We ran out of time as we visitied on our last day so didn't see all that was on offer!

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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 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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
5 attraction reviews
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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