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“Lots to see and interesting but......” 3 of 5 stars
Review of National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History

National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History
Benburb St., Dublin 7, Ireland (North City Centre)
353-1-677-7444
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Ranked #40 of 276 attractions in Dublin
Type: History Museums, Art Museums
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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.
Dorset, United Kingdom
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“Lots to see and interesting but......”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

There is a lot to see here and it is interesting. Te building itself and the parade ground, great to see. However, they need to make some serious improvements to lay out and internal directions. It feels like they've tried to spread the exhibition to ensure they use every wing in some way.
You should go, but prepare to get lost.
Don't recommend the cafe though. Seriously short changed at the till but no apology given and surly attitude. Food not good and over priced.

Visited January 2013
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NM I, Social Media Executive at National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Thank you for your feedback. It’s unfortunate that you were disappointed with your visit to the National Museum of Ireland: Decorative Arts & History. This site of the National Museum of Ireland has a broad remit and is based in the repurposed Collins Barracks. It has given us the great opportunity to display history and decorative arts in a location of historic significance, but it has also created challenges which arise from not being a purpose built museum. We continue to strive to overcome those challenges and the challenges posed by the current economic restraints.
If you would like a guided tour of any aspect of the museum you might contact the National Museum of Ireland at marketing(at)museum.ie and we will organise a curator lead tour subject to their availability.
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“Well worth a visit - lovely afternoon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

The Barracks are a lovely building and well worth a visit. The exhibition was free which was great - they accept donations. The exhibition on at the moment (Jan 2013) was very interesting. Had a cuppa in the cafe afterwards, they had a great selection of food just far too pricey for us to pay for.

Visited January 2013
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“Visit museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Hadn't been to this place before enjoyed the museum and the building is beautiful a lot of different things to view and donations are appreciated. It's the least you can do it is free in

Visited January 2013
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Ennis, Ireland
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“Great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

luas stops right outside and free entry :) Only mistake i made was going late in the evening and not seeing have of it. Very interesting what i saw tho and hope to go back again soon.

Visited October 2012
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“Irish history in one stop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Collins barracks has a lot to offer , there's plenty of information on irish military history with loads of displays and some hands on displays for the kids.

Well worth the visit child friendly and free of charge with on site free parking

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