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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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Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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Situated in the old barracks, what a huge building, and free entry, this is a must especially on a wet and damp day. Easily accesible as the "hop on hop off bus" and the tram... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Situated in the old barracks, what a huge building, and free entry, this is a must especially on a wet and damp day. Easily accesible as the "hop on hop off bus" and the tram stop immediately outside. Entering we were unsure of what to expect, but once realising the actual museum is huge, and could have spent many hours... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Chock a block collection of "Stuff" from around Ireland. Furnishings, household items, fashion, etc! Housed in a fascinating former army barracks (British and Irish soldiers at different points in history)! Militararia, too! Out the wazoo!!! Both hubby and I found very intriguing!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Only open 1400-1700 on Sunday, so having walked over from elsewhere and grabbing a bite to eat, we had only 90-minutes here - barely enough time to make it through the military exhibits. But all we saw was very interesting - added information about the Easter Uprising of 1916 and the Civil War thereafter, which was additionally interesting as we... More 

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Decatur, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The Decorative Arts Museum is housed in the Collins Barracks, near Heuston Station. Even if you don't go inside, it is worth a trip to see the buildings and the quiet square. The exhibits were well done and informative. This museum is little over a mile from the O'Connell Bridge. There's also a very convenient Luas (tram) stop right out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

My wife and I took a taxi to this museum because it is located a bit far from downtown. The buildings are very large in this museum and there is much to see. We enjoyed seeing the clothing collection on display, especially those designed by Ib Jorgensen, a famous local designer. The museum also had many things from China, such... More 

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Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

"Decorative Arts" comprises much of the space, but "History" tells a story by providing context to Ireland's past. Compliments to the designers who creatively divided the vast rectangular floors into separate areas that effectively take you into a specific topic. This is a fine place to visit, easily accessible walking or by tram. Also, an exhibit about Ireland's military history... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

When we planned our trip we definitely wanted to visit this however all the maps, guide books etc were hopeless and did not specify that the building was different to the other sections of the national museum of ireland. Luckily we had enough time to walk over there but it felt a shame that other people may miss out because... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

A wonderful museum. Excellent displays. Informative interactive resources throughout. Beautiful historic building that is easy to get to by tram or by hop-on-hop-off bus.

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Huge variety of decorative arts both historic and contemporary. Super exhibitions including the recently opened Ib Jorjenson fashions 1960 - 1996. All free! But you can leave a donation. LUAS leaves you at the front gate and the cafe has reasonably priced high quality food.

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York, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

A lovely museum with exhibits ranging from war memorabilia to a room dedicated to a famous horse! Really imposing setting and very similar to Imma in its eery and quiet surroundings. Great access from the Luas.

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Address: Address: Benburb St., Dublin 7, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-1-677-7444
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > North City Centre
Open Hours:
Sunday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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