National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History, Dublin

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National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History houses a wealth of important artifacts, including weaponry, furniture, costumes, and crafts. This museum serves as a branch of the National Museum of Ireland and was founded in 1997. In the main exhibits, admire arts, crafts, and wares, including a collection of Irish coins and currency. You can also see Etruscan vases, King William's gauntlets from the Battle of the Boyne, and a pocketbook of famous Irish revolutionary figure Wolfe Tone, among many other cherished pieces. Explore the cultural history of Ireland through beloved works of art that once served functional purposes. Make National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History part of your personalized Dublin itinerary using our Dublin trip planner .
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  • August 14, 2017
    The museum is a must see when in Dublin . The rich history makes this place great and worth the see . Entrance is free and the attractions are many .All the staff are super friendly and are willing to...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Eileen Gray exhibition was spectacular and timeless, if you love furniture clothes art this is place no one should miss. Remember good walking shoes. Recommend  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    This museum is pretty hard to find, take the Red Line who s stop before it can see make life easier... More even if the exhibits are interesting, no connection is made between the two parties. The military part, m very interested, we learn that the Irish have participated in a lot of conflicts and staged are very realistic. The cafeteria in front of the Museum is quite expensive but it was very very good.
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  • June 1, 2017
    Worth a visit. Since it's free, there is no reason not to go here. Vastly improved from the last time I was here, A pretty good and interesting collection. I personally thought that the Asgard was one of the coolest parts of the museum, with a whole boat in a museum building on its own. I would recommend visiting this museum.
  • June 25, 2017
    Fantastic day out, my kids and I loved it. Very easy to reach on foot from Euston Station.
  • May 25, 2017
    For people who love history..this place is awesome..u can spend ur whole day in it without getting bored and its so much fun to learn about the historical achievments and so much more
  • March 30, 2017
    Well worth a visit to learn a bit about the history side of life. Been here quite a few times and i enjoyed every experience. The luas stops right at the front gates so there is no real walking to be done to get to this place.
  • January 28, 2017
    Excellent museum. It's huge, takes a few hours to get around it all. Has so much you can learn. Will defo be back and would highly recommend visiting here. It's amazing what they have here and the 1916 museum is fantastic. Very heartwarming to see

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