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National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History

Benburb Street, 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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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Benburb Street, Dublin 7, Ireland
North City Centre
+353 1 677 7444
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Reviewed yesterday

Really good exhibits of historical interest. The military and coin collection were personal favourites but there is also painting and photography to see

Thank joelalaric
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I thought the exhibit of the 1916 uprising was well done and very moving. The rest of the collection is interesting although set up a bit strangely. The museum does not have wifi.

Thank Sue S
Reviewed 1 week ago

They have historical exhibits of events, furniture, jewelry, clothing, art, the Irish contribution during the Great War (WWI).

Thank Paul F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Much larger than we would have guessed, several floors with a wide assortment of classic and modern art. While we were there we benefited by a guide discussing some of the pieces as part of a seminar hosted by the museum. We zoomed through in...More

Thank Lawonridge
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing Museum with so much content. you need to leave 4-5 hours to get around all the displays. good for families with small children as well and well worth the time

Thank Lisam1577
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another national treasure. Free to the public. Could spend all day soaking up the history and the beauty.

Thank davidy753
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As an art collector I was really impressed with the museum , was suprised of the extent of the collection, and its free, free, free,,, cant believe the level of art you can see for the price Bravo to the Irish, check out the Irish...More

Thank colby3345
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing exhibit of the Easter Uprsing. Not sure how long the exhibit is there, but worth it if you are in Dublin now. Other exhibits were military based and okay if you like that. Right near Hueston station. Walking distance.

Thank Lydia6306
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the museum to get an overview of Irish history. The museum covered Ireland's military history well, but covered it to the exclusion of the country's social, economic, and cultural history. With the Irish propensity for storytelling, it seems that exploring these other aspects...More

Thank Craig B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking through the gate into the courtyard of the former barracks is an experience unto itself. The collection is incredibly varied and there is so much of it! The luncheon café is lovely.

Thank diannesherryromano
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22 June 2017|
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Response from Craig H | Reviewed this property |
No pics.
5 February 2017|
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Response from sanskrit88 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, admission is free
Carolyn F
24 March 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.