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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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  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
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Benburb St., Dublin 7, Ireland
North City Centre
+353 1 677 7444
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Reviewed 3 days 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
Reviewed 4 days ago

I learned more here about Ireland's history than most of the places I visited. The set up is easy to negotiate. There is no fee. Great and easy to understand information. They have a great collection of weapons used in the many wars over the...More

Thank Rowenby
Reviewed 5 days ago

Free! No lines or crowds when we visited right on the tram line at the train station end so easy to get to

Thank ShepBaptiste
Reviewed 6 days ago

A wonderful place to visit, it is almost overwhelming in the size and scope of its "overflow" exhibits (and it still doesn't have everything on display) this is definitely worth a visit especially if you are interested in more recent historical objects (like China Plates...More

Thank melodig17
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were delighted to see the Eileen Gray exhibit, not sure when that will close. She was a famous woman designer and architect who challenged the male-dominated avante gard of the thirties in Paris. Never knew she was Irish.

Thank Carl F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pre-booked for the Vermeer exhibition which was excellent. The gallery which is free has well laid out halls with paintings from a wide range of genres and containis gems by many well known artists with other works by other less well known but excellent painters....More

1  Thank Jetandpearly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is has the most comprehensive collection of gold horde items in the world. It is connected with the Viking display as well. All the gold that the monks buried in the bogs when they saw the Vikings coming is amazing.

Thank hqalley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I only could give 5 star to this museum. A good location (near heuston station), a free admision and a diverse exposition well worth it. You have like 25 rooms full of history from the past to the present

Thank Hugo L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this awesome place by accident. I'm really glad we were able to walk around this fabulous place. They have an entire section dedicated to the 1916 uprising. This place should be on everyone's "to do list."

Thank metmary1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is "cannot miss" spot when in Dublin. Great architecture and fantastic exhibits. Really worthwhile for all ages.

Thank coachee1313
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Response from Craig H | Reviewed this property |
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Response from sanskrit88 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, admission is free
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23 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.