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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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Amazing Architecture and Artefacts

We walked along the River Liffey to the museum,it took about 45 mins,we got a taxi back! My husband was interested in the history and the architecture,i am interested in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We walked along the River Liffey to the museum,it took about 45 mins,we got a taxi back! My husband was interested in the history and the architecture,i am interested in textiles;so here there was something of interest for both of us.The highlight for us was that they were filming in the square,a new TV drama called Rebellion.I would recommend a... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

we found this museum not far from the ashling hotel, cannot believe this museum is free you get lots of info for this go early as its quiet and you get to see lots and lots from an incredible archive

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Truro, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

An imposing building that, at first, is not easy to navigate. The exhibitions are a bit of a rabbit warren but we'll worth exploring. I loved the historical fashions and furniture sections and as I have an interest in Oriental art, was pleased to see that they also had a collection here. I spent 2 hours and then ran out... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This museum, which is housed in an historic large military barracks business oddly combines military history and decorative arts. I found the military history part fascinating and well done, especially as someone with only a cursory knowledge of Irish history. The exhibit focuses not only on 500 years of military conflict on Irish soil, but also the long history of... More 

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Trondheim, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We visit the musem of arts or modern art in most cities we travel to and I do appreciate it, even though I am not (yet) a lover of strange art. But it is beautifully located and definitely worth a visit if you are interested in arts and history :)

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

(1) This is about: Irish decorative arts (furniture, clothing, jewelry, dining pieces, time pieces, and the occasional writing implement, housed in a former barracks. One of four Irish national museums. (2) Admission: Free. (3) Overall Assessment: A superb telling of the history of Ireland since the 1500s (picking up the historical story where the National Museum of Archeology leaves off)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This Museum is FREE. Yes something free in Ireland. I love history so this was just my idea of the best day out ever, I went on my own and I was so happy I did.I just took my time and spent about six hours reading and looking at just about everything, I also had a lovely coffee break in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Best part of the the place in my opinion was the military section on the ground floor. The rest is ok just not my cup of tea, very large facility however

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Wish we could have spent more time. Two days wouldn't be enough for me! At least put this on the Top of Your List to Dublin! Something for everyone in our group to explore and MORE...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It would be easy to spend 5-6 hours in this museum. About 1/3 of the museum is dedicated to Ireland's military history, the 1916 Uprising, the Irish Civil War, etc. The other two thirds is a collection of decorative arts including (but not limited to) textiles/clothing, silver, furniture, and a variety of special exhibits that change seasonally/periodically (or so I... More 

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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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