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National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History

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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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78 Benburb Street, Dublin D07 HW61, Ireland
North City Centre
+353 1 677 7444
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So much to see on all floors of the museum The staff were second to none and were very helpful a great visit finished off at their superb cafe

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mo1879
Reviewed 1 week ago

I half expected a very nationalist perspective on Irish history but despite the context of independence from the UK, the story was presented in a very factual and objective way. Very professional and I would love to visit again. Well done to whoever put this...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank springtides
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is part of the National Museum of Ireland, but housing the decorative arts and history exhibits. Much of the history covers the Irish soldiery and the Irish serving in the armed forces of various other countries. The decorative arts section contains some beautiful...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank macedonboy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the museum on a weekday. There was absolutely no crowd. We ate at the cafe on site, which was good. The museum displays are over several floors, and there is so much to see. We enjoyed seeing the furniture and clothing. The museum...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Eat-Wild-Salmon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very pleasant visit, had the museum pretty well to ourselves, very rich collection. Although the building is very impressive, the rooms feel a bit narrow for exhibiting the collection. Also, I didn't find any documents describing the original role of the building, maybe I just...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Stay471498
Reviewed January 5, 2019

Visited on the 15th of December 2018. Free entry. Spent the full day here. It was €10 to park for the day as I broke the trip up with dinner in town. The highlight for me were the furniture displays as this really painted a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ariverrunsthroughit
Reviewed December 29, 2018

Being an art person as part of my research job, I was very impressed with this collection. The building itself was worth seeing and the combination of classical and modern art works was well- displayed and curated.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LouRob11
Reviewed December 28, 2018

The collection is eclectic, including military history, fashion, country furniture and Asian art. All free, and conveniently located if you're catching a train from Hueston station.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Trilby2004
Reviewed December 28, 2018

We spent 4 hours in the museum and could have spent the same amount of time again - we visited the Asgard and then went on to the 1916 exhibition - this attraction is FREE and is one of the best we have visited. At...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 1981Lillian81
Reviewed December 18, 2018 via mobile

The military section is actually very interesting to people how likes history or even who doesn't. It counts with real Michael Collins guns and tells a little of the Irish history. You can also see wax people made by the same company which does the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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No. Old Collins Barracks down near Heuston Station and Phoenix Park end of the River Liffey on the North side.