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National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History

78 Benburb Street, Dublin D07 HW61, 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 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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78 Benburb Street, Dublin D07 HW61, Ireland
North City Centre
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited the barracks in January, it was very different to what we were expecting. After visiting the cafe to warm us up we made our way to the Museum. So much history so much to see. We needed longer to take it all in....More

Thank Marion L
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The museum is in an old barracks and is on a large scale. We just visited the decorative arts section, but there are lots of military exhibits as well.

Thank alanjhd
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A successful museum is one that has something of interest for people of all ages. It is a difficult balance to strike. A great way to keep your visitors engaged is to have portions of any exhibit be interactive, allowing visitors to do something other...More

Thank Shiubee
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed this museum, especially the curators choice, where the people who work in the museum chose one item and explained why it was a particular favourite of theirs. Also the Bender collection was excellent - superb quality and varied exhibits. Spent longer here...More

Thank ashiraboppa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A range of items for all tastes. I particularly enjoyed the sections presenting items taken out of storage....a random mix of things Allentown in the same case.... e.g. a 19th century model steam train next to a 17th century gun

Thank Kaiser_Wilhelm
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed the exhibit on the Franciscans in Ireland and my husband and I really learned a great deal from the exhibit on the military in Ireland. This museum is not crowded and is full of treasures. The cafe and shop are very nice and...More

Thank Ana V
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The arts contained in this building are interesting. But the biggest surprise was learning about Eileen Gray - a real Irish art treasure. She seems to have had a talent in many areas of the arts and does not receive the accolades she deserves.

Thank Karen W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Presented from a military point of view, the history of Ireland comes very much to life. Many illustrative items are on display. The other part, the exhibition of decorative items could be better than the long shelves of precious items, presented as a catalogue.

Thank 344hansv
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is a nice museum, with a setup targeted at national history with many artefacts. For me was also very touching. I would recommend visiting.

Thank Damir R
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

We visited this museum and its grounds on a misty day. Nonetheless, the beauty of the setting and the fascinating exhibits helped maintain our interest and enthusiasm for the arts.

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Response from Craig H | Reviewed this property |
No pics.
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4 February 2017|
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Yes, admission is free
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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.
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