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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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History lovers, easily missed, a great place to visit and it's free!

My daughter and I stayed within a 5 minute walk of this museum (at the Ashling Hotel) and nearly missed it due to it's location off the main road. It's a brilliant walk through... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Whitewino
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Staffordshire, United Kingdom

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My daughter and I stayed within a 5 minute walk of this museum (at the Ashling Hotel) and nearly missed it due to it's location off the main road. It's a brilliant walk through history. I'd definitely recommend it as it's not only a beautiful building and old military barracks, it's very deceptive of what it actually has on offer.... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I personally was not that impressed with the museum but that is personal choice. If you are interested in military history then you would probably love it.

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Thank Nell333
Dublin, Ireland
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32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an army barrack and is now used as a museum. Unfortunately, we went during the off season so some of the exhibits were closed for renovation or whatever. The cafe was great! I prefer going during the off season because no one was there!

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Thank Amena317
Barnard
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50 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed the visit to the museum and entry was free!! So much to see you need more than a day to visit.

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Thank Samantha G
Cork, Ireland
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this Museum at it has the history of Ireland under one roof and it is free it is a great place

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Thank patrickmartin2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a chance meeting with the grandson of the owner of the Asgard boat in 2014. This prompted me to visit it's display in Collins Barricks. The story of the Asgard is a very interesting one. The boat is on display in an out house within the courtyard/car park. We also then went into the main museum and visited... More 

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Thank Aoife O
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there around 1030am, it was quite empty and sort of creepy at the What we wore gallery. However, it got busier as time went by. Would be less creepy if you visit the What we wore gallery when there are others around. It would have been better if there were more descriptions of the items so that we... More 

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Thank Timjee
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is only one venue of the National Museum but the only one that we visited due to limited time. We toured the military section and followed the history of Irish involvement in various wars through the ages. A real eye opener in regard to suffering and persecution.

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Thank Caw57
Dublin, Ireland
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67 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I haven't looked up the information about the National Museum before visiting, so I wasn't really sure what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised with the musuem, there are many different exhibitions, from fashion and furniture, to coins and more historical artefacts, so there's something for everyone. The exhibitions are very well put together, the only problem is that there's... More 

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Marblehead,MA
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We discovered this huge museum on the Hop-on Hop-Off bus tour. It is housed in a huge building once barracks for the British soldiers. We especially enjoyed the extensive collection of Irish silver as well as the clothing exhibit "The Way We Wore". There is definitely something for everyone here and more than one can see in an afternoon.

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