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. All galleries are wheelchair accessible. Closed Mondays (including Bank Holidays, Good Friday, and Christmas Day). Make National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History part of your personalized Dublin itinerary using our Dublin trip planner.
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  • Today eighteen of our members went to the National museum of Ireland at Collins barracks for a guided tour hosted by Catrina who proved to be an excellent professional and gracious host . She was... 
    Today eighteen of our members went to the National museum of Ireland at Collins barracks for a guided tour hosted by Catrina who proved to be an excellent professional and gracious host . She was...  more »
  • Loved visiting this place! It has a diverse offering of exhibits, covering Irish military history, jewelry, furniture, and fashion as well as a collection of Asian artifacts and art. The staff were....  more
    Loved visiting this place! It has a diverse offering of exhibits, covering Irish military history, jewelry, furniture, and fashion as well as a collection of Asian artifacts and art. The staff were....  more »
  • This Museum is Free! What a gem it is too! Lots of exhibits so plenty to see - ceramics, silver, clothing, furniture, jewellery etc. 
    This Museum is Free! What a gem it is too! Lots of exhibits so plenty to see - ceramics, silver, clothing, furniture, jewellery etc.  more »
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  • Great museum! Lots of different exhibits, and much to choose from depending on what you would like to see. We really liked the fashion exhibit and the Asian exhibit in particular. The flow of the museum really works as you go from room to another and it makes sense. We happened to go on a day when there was a big GAA match happening in town so the museum was completely empty and I think that added to the experience as it was more pleasant that way. Definitely go when it’s empty, worth a visit!
  • Really amazing I would say. The place just looks so spectacular from outside - like a palace. Inside, there are a ton of things that you can see. I really liked the war related stuff. And the costumes and furnitures section too. You will always find something that you love. Plus the entry is free and there are free Dublin city maps available at the reception. Very friendly staff as well.
  • The museum is really interesting and it is wheelchair accessible. The lifts are build in the old and beautiful building. Unfortunately most of the multi media pieces do not work. It is worth a visit and could take a whole day.
  • Magnificent buildings. A really interesting way to spend a few hours. The exhibitions are top class. Very informative. And it's free to visit. The restored Asgard is beautiful, make sure to see it and read of it's history.
  • Very informative space about the history of Ireland. Some interactive sections alongside many artifacts, replicas and props to create the story of the war. The history section took us 40 minutes to walk through, with multiple rooms. And at the end finishing off in a room for geology which was also very interesting and designed well. Accessible entrances, elevators and assistance given at the front desk. Free to enter. Good for any age range Recommend a visit for the day

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