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National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History

Address: Benburb St., Dublin 7, Ireland (North City Centre)
Phone Number: 353-1-677-7444
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Ranked #27 of 253 Attractions in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Decorative Arts & History is home to a wide range of objects, which include weaponry, furniture...
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Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
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Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

The National Museum of Ireland is a fantastic sojourn into the past which offers a bit of everything from ancient Egypt through the Vikings and beyond. Admission is Free. The museum is handicapped accessible and easy to navigate. it is also housed in an absolutely lovely building. Just looking around at the ornate decor from the second floor promenade is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Spent a few hours here today an excellent collection spanning many areas of interest. Personally loved the decorative arts exhibits. Great value as completely free. Excellent cafe as well

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Went here with my girlfriend whilst on holiday in Dublin and we really enjoyed it. Excellent museum, and free too! Definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

A very enjoyable tour Through Irish History. Easily accessible by foot, car or Luas. I feel adults and Teens would get the most from this but would also be entertaining for younger children.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Among the three national museums that i visited (this, natural history and archaeology), this was definitely the best. It has loads of historical exhibits about the history of Ireland and of course it is free. It is walkable from city centre (maybe 10 minutes) so it is definitely a must visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We haven't finished looking round this museum yet but will do when we return.We felt it was very well set out in chronological order.So far we've seen the Irish soldiers and chiefs part Very nice cafe there too.Looking forward to returning and looking around the Easter Rising displays among others .not to be missed

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This is well worth a visit for children or adults alike there are thousands of interesting things to look at. Its a great way to spend a wet day with family or friends.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

A bit out of the way but well worth the effort. This is by far the best museum in Dublin. Found it by accident while trying to get back to town from the Museum of Modern Art and they nearly had to kick me out at closing time. There is so much to see and something for everyone. Of particular... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Put this on your "must see" list. It's free, allow a minimum of three hours (four should be comfortable if you move non-stop) and do not wave your arms into the rooms with the furniture exhibitions or you'll trigger the alarms!! (teen felt the urge to check!) I never thought clothes and furniture could be this interesting let alone the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I love this museum. We popped in recently as we passed by on one of the open top tour buses. We said to the chap on the desk " we have 30 mins what should we see" and he was very helpful. There is always something to enjoy here . I always love the shelves of "out of storage" (RHS... More 

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