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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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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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A wonderful gem of a museum with a fantastic cafe as well.

Since this year is the 100th Anniversary of the 1916 uprising, we sought out this museum as it is on a former Irish military barracks. This museum is a great insight into the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Sweet Home, Oregon
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Toronto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to this museum on the afternoon after arriving (jet lagged and sleepy). It was five minutes from out hotel. While the collection is said to be huge, the displays were a somewhat random selection - for example, in the costume exhibit, they'd shoved a random artefact into each case. Perhaps because we lacked a guide, the museum as a... More 

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Sweet Home, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Since this year is the 100th Anniversary of the 1916 uprising, we sought out this museum as it is on a former Irish military barracks. This museum is a great insight into the military past of Ireland and has many displays which help non-citizens of Ireland get a feel for this important time in this nation's history. The best surprise... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A very interesting informative exhibition in the former army barracks. Lots of photographs and artefacts which brought everything alive. Would highly recommend. Very good cafe on site with good selection of food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Put on your walking shoes and meander from room to room to room. Could spend DAYS here, so much to see. Clothing /uniform exhibits we saw were beautifully displayed. I also love the old building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I could spend days in this museum and still would not get bored. It goes through so much history of Ireland and learned a lot here. I thoroughly enjoyed the free 1916 tour here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Something for everyone. The exhibitions are varied and very well presented. An ideal place for a sunny or rainy day and plenty for the serious visitor, families or people who would like to dip in to Irish life, culture and history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A Free Museum which has a tremendous amount to offer and is a GREAT place to tour on a heavy rain day. It is close to Kilmainham Gaol. This museum is a part of the National Museum is situated in the impressive ex-military establishment Collins Barracks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great museum where you could spend hours! I really enjoyed the history floors and we spent most of our time there before we realised it was nearly closing time and had to get round the rest quickly! The time just flew in. I also enjoyed the decorative arts and ceramics floors. So much to read about and look at.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This part of the National Museum is situated in the impressive ex-military establishment Collins Barracks. It focuses on decorative arts with exhibitions over three floors. Entry is free although donations are encouraged. Exhibitions cover the gamut from silverware to clothing to furniture to ceramics. There's something here for everyone. When we visited there was a special exhibition on a amazing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is AMAZING! We read about it in Rick Steve's guide and with some time to kill in Dublin, we wandered over. It is highly underrated!!! We donated a 10 at then end because it is highly worthwhile to make sure it stays open! The bog bodies, viking and medieval artifacts, and prehistoric information was so fascinating and we... More 

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