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National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History

Benburb St., Dublin 7, Ireland
+353 1 677 7444
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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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Benburb St., Dublin 7, Ireland
North City Centre
+353 1 677 7444
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Impressive building, filled with Irish displays. Not crowded and museum staff member was most helpful--like having a private tour. Worth a stop.

Thank jmckphil
Reviewed 4 days ago

We saw a very interesting installation of military history in Ireland, there was some great stuff in there about the evolving experience of the Irish people, etc. There's a little spot for a coffee break, too. Lots to read and see!

Thank PaulusHookJC
Reviewed 5 days ago

Make sure to carve out time while in Dublin to see this magnificent museum. Located at the Collins Barracks, it makes the visit that much more impressive. Once on the ground of the former Collins Barracks, you can't help but get overwhelmed with the sensation...More

Thank Randall K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Being an Interior Design major, seeing all the nicely displayed set ups of rooms and furniture through the years was great. Also took time to look at clothing fashion displays and silver exhibits.

Thank retiredteacherasst
Reviewed 1 week ago

Paintings from the Dutch school including Vermeer. Good layout and commentary. The gallery has been refurbished lately and is well worth a visit.

Thank golfpatty10
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best way to spend two or three hours, especially if the weather is ominous. Free, welcoming, fantastic.

Thank patient111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The exhibits are professional and expertly displayed. We were given a private tour by a very helpful docent who had interesting tidbits of knowledge to share with us. The museum is free, though a donation is appreciated.

Thank Jane J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is so much to see here. We wandered around for over two hours and still didn't see everything. The displays are layer out well. The hop on hop off bus stops right out front. There is a suggested donation box in the main lobby...More

Thank kbulney
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here yesterday as part of a primary school teachers CPD course. Had never been before and found that there was lots of interesting things to see. Would much prefer to explore it by myself as I found the guide, while knowledgable, was not very...More

Thank Spindle87
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is free and it's full of history. You could spend a ton of time learning in this place. Highly recommended this stop in Dublin.

Thank herbal_healer
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June 22, 2017|
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Response from Craig H | Reviewed this property |
No pics.
February 4, 2017|
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Response from sanskrit88 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, admission is free
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March 23, 2016|
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Response from Noel D | Reviewed this property |
No. Old Collins Barracks down near Heuston Station and Phoenix Park end of the River Liffey on the North side.