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National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History

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Neighbourhood: North City Centre
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Address: Benburb St., Dublin 7, Ireland
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Decorative Arts & History is home to a wide range of objects, which...

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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You definitely need a map as the rooms are twisting. There is so much to see and learn! And such variety. Something for everyone if you are interested in decorative arts. It's... read more

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Watford
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41 reviews
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You definitely need a map as the rooms are twisting. There is so much to see and learn! And such variety. Something for everyone if you are interested in decorative arts. It's quite a hike outside the city centre but I found it worth it. Some of the artefacts are not labelled sufficiently e.g. Illustrative artefacts on the walls of... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Depending on your interests you will find something to fascinate you on your visit. Also there is no charge to access the museum. It is well run and has a lovely coffee shop

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Frederick, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There are about 10 places in Dublin that you need to visit and this is one of them. Wonderful presentation of history. Well-designed exhibits and a nice building. I took a few pictures and could have spend a long time here. I will need to visit again.

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Abergele, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thought this would be a good way to spend a coupe of hours, how wrong. You could spend days in here reading up on all the history and exhibitions. Loved it and had to be dragged out by boss under promise of more Guinness. We'll be back.

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

an interesting museum for those who are interested in history, local habits.... collections are great but the way they are presented is not always visitor friendly!!

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Kent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Depending which exhibition is advertised; Former military establishment; & being renovated. Although it would be better used for Housing. Food much better @ the Botanical Gardens;

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's for sure nice place to visit. We specially enjoyed Military history Galleries. A bit a hard to navigate through the museum. Didn't like the fact that employees started way to early, 20 min), to close the exhibition. In the second wing of Museum we liked Eileen Gray exhibition and Albert Bender collection. Not the top attraction during your Dublin... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited this museum 3 times and I spent around 1.5 hour each time here but I still haven´t seen all of what is on display. The museum is a former English barracks and it hosts art and military collections. Don´t miss the Easter Rising exhibition where you can see lots of original artifacts like the coat that Michael... More 

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Rochester, New York, United States
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My fiancé was in the military and he absolutely loved seeing this. It was a really in depth look at the military history in Ireland. We learned many things about Ireland's history. Many of the Museum's are free and we had many to choose from. So that is nice that they are free. We couldn't see them all but this... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Also known as Collins Barracks museum. This museum is very large there is alot to seefrom fashion to furniture to medals and pottery. Free to enter

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