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National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History

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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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78 Benburb Street, Dublin D07 HW61, Ireland
North City Centre
+353 1 677 7444
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All reviews collins barracks army barracks eileen gray military section parade ground irish soldiers easter rising luas stop free entry on display few hours interesting exhibits michael collins worth a visit couple of hours rainy day city centre
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Reviewed today via mobile

Only walked around the grounds as the ticket was expensive took some amazing photos And they add the football museum just over the road what was free so we went in their

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank X2409IBbenl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sights are very interesting, people are friendly. Too much traffic! Hope that Dublin will work on more mass transit and bicycle lanes.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank David B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a few days visiting Dublin and this was on our To Do list. It is not the V&A in London but it is free and definitely worth seeing. It is slightly out of the main centre but the MUSEUM tram stop is right by...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank millefleurs2010
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Studied interior design and LOVED Eileen Gray's original pieces in this museum!!! The lighting could be a bit brighter. Definitely a place to visit. Such history throughout.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Carol M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is free and has some great exhibits on military history and beautiful decorative items. The building itself is interesting. Well worth a visit!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TravelIntl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This isn't the V&A, but it is a fabulous museum to just wander through. The building itself, old barracks, are history enough, but the exhibits are fantastic. It seems off the beaten track, but really isn't. I walked from the Temple bar area, about 25...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Thomas F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great collection of well-known and lesser known artists gathered in a surprisingly large gallery. The best surprise was the contemporary portrait-exhibition: excellent!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JanneR27
Reviewed 3 November 2018

Beautiful setting, steeped in history.... exhibitions on military history, especially ww1 very interesting.... lots of other diverse items in the collection... free of course, that’s always good! Cafe. Maybe a bit pricey, but lovely cakes and savouries... very helpful and polite staff on reception.... would...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Diverse and interesting exhibits. Decorative arts (e.g. clothing, jewellery, silver, furniture) curiously mixed with military history and the Easter Rising. All housed in an imposing and evocative building. Badly let down by appalling cafe service; nice coffee & cakes but the staff clearly regard customers...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 309kend309
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Really enjoyed our recent visit to the Museum as did the kids. It was a very informative day with plenty of knowledge and facts to be soaked up. Also really nice that when we were speaking Irish with my children one of the guides on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Francis B
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Response from Craig H | Reviewed this property |
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4 February 2017|
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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.