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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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Reviewed today

I could of spent an entire day here! Extensive collection of clothing, silver, glass, china, furniture and just about anything and everything you'd find in a house. The building - a former Military barracks is fascinating in and of itself. I had lunch at the...More

Thank LibraryLady106
Reviewed yesterday

An interesting Museum with fabulous exhibits. Free entry. A must if you're interested in Irish History.

Thank eils2010
Reviewed yesterday

a. I am not a huge traditional art museum lover, but do love historic costumes and furniture. b. This place is free, and 10 feet from the tram stop. Left my hubby downtown and took a tram out here - and so happy I did....More

Thank Sharron G
Reviewed 2 days ago

Be sure to visit the special exhibit on the uprising. See the original boat that was key in the activities of smuggling. Hear fascinating history from the docent in the exhibit. There is so much to learn!

Thank jlebsack
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There was hardly anyone there on the Wednesday afternoon I went in July. I totally skipped the Military wing because I just wasn’t interested. The Irish Furniture Through the Centuries and The Way We Wore were my favorite along with the contemporary exhibit (though I...More

Thank alatzio
Reviewed 5 days ago

As far as i remember i saw in museum picture gallery also. It was in spring. Recommend it to my acquaintances.

Thank semelkinairenesi2018
Reviewed 5 days ago

I have read reviews from people who were bored at this museum, but they mostly read as if the people only saw 1/5th of the collections. I say collections because that is how this museum is. It has several completely unrelated collections. It has a...More

Thank sablatt
Reviewed 1 week ago

The building is super impressive, with a huge courtyard. Granted, museums of this sort are not my thing, so I am biased. Museum was practically empty, so not a major attraction, though it was close to the jail, so we walked over. BTW, food in...More

Thank jeffstravels123
Reviewed 1 week ago

Did the bus tour which was great and would have loved to have gone here but it was closed as many places are on a Monday!! Not my fault; I only had one day!

Thank Debra Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed this museum and spent about 3 hours there.There are several floors and a variety of things to see.

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Response from Craig H | Reviewed this property |
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4 February 2017|
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Response from sanskrit88 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, admission is free
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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.