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. To visit National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History and other attractions in Dublin, use our Dublin travel itinerary maker.
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  • I must have missed something here. There were no must sees in the entire building for me. Left rather quickly.  more »
  • Four of us spent three hours visiting this museum that is packed full of history of battles the Irish have been involved in since the 16th century both at home and overseas. There is so much we do not...  more »
  • Surprisingly interesting this museum that is in the end of the touristic lists of sights in Dublin, maybe because it is free. It has three floors of exhibits, from clothes and furniture to real-size h...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Beautiful old barracks that have been transformed into a museum of Irish history. Well worth a visit. It is easily accessed by the Red Line Luas (Tram Service). Free admission.
  • Brilliant. I only went two hours which was barely enough for one of the galleries so I'm sure I'll come back, this was a great visit.