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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 treasure

This museum is free and well worth a visit. The Rising of the Repulic exhibit commemorating the 100 anniversary of the Easter Uprising was spectacular. The exhibits throughout the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
MagsBlack
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Southfield, Michigan
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Southfield, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum is free and well worth a visit. The Rising of the Repulic exhibit commemorating the 100 anniversary of the Easter Uprising was spectacular. The exhibits throughout the museum were well done and very interesting. They have one of the best Asian arts exhibits I've seen for Tibetan Art.

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Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very interesting exhibition. Helped to clarify what the 1916 Rising was about and how the events took place. Free entry. Closed Mondays even in the height of the tourist season (all National Museums are - we turned up on Mondays, to two museums!).

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Thank Wendy J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you like history, you can spend hours here. I never made it to the decorative arts section due to lack of time but the short glimpse I had looked interesting as well.

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Thank Jean F
Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You could easily spend the day here looking at all of the history. The best thing about it is of course that is is free!

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located on the north side of the river in an old army barracks, the Decorative Arts museum was a nice find. Entry was free, and there are elevators (albeit, widely spaced) between floors. There's quite a lot to see. In a little less than two hours, we'd barely scratched the surface, seeing a couple of general exhibits and the gorgeous... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Free entry and on the tour route this place seemed ideal for a day when finances are stretched. Was not disappointed. Not ideal for people with wheelchairs as there are stairs (there are lifts as well but if you can't do lifts you have issues) and the atmosphere can be quite sullen. The exhibits though range from the artistic and... More 

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Thank Colin B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is very big, you need least 4 hours to visit. The amount of history there is under believable. Its free too

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been here before but not since it added a military side to it and had the Asgard moved there. Brought the kids to it (aged 4 and 12) and got 2 hours out of them before they got bored and wanted to leave so that should tell you something. The architecture and buildings housing the museum are amazing... More 

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County Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I decided to visit the museum as I had some time to spare and it was well worth it. It is free in, you can give a donation if desired. It was so interesting to read avout the military in Ireland since the 1700's and to see the exhibits of the Irish Army. Well worth a visit.

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Sevran, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting and various themes. I really loved the history of furniture and of clothing. I also very much appreciated the temporary exhibition of the works of Emmet Kane! And... This wonderful place is free!!! You just give what you want, or what you can...

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