National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History, Dublin

Categories: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
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4.4/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web
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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  • Went the day we arrived in Ireland. We were a little tired from traveling from the states but this place was great. You must stop at the café they have there. The cake and coffee is excellent. 
  • For the visit of the National Museum one should take time in any case. Convey a very well designed and structured home with impressive sections, which connect to a good whole - and a lot about the culture of a proud people.
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  • One more beautiful building in Dublin, full of history. To learn all about the rebellion for independence, completing 100 years in 2016. Near Guinness Storehouse, with free admission!
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  • The most extensive classical art collection in Ireland. Arguably, the Gallery's best piece is Caravaggio's cinematically painted 'Betrayal of Christ'. There are many other fine works including those by the Spanish artist Goya, several works by William Turner, Johannes Vermeer's 'Lady Writing a Letter' and works by Irish artists such as Louis Le Broquy. The Gallery is filled with priceless art and well worth a visit.
  • Home to Harry Clarke's Unhappy Judas. Free admission. Wheelchair accessible. Cafe. Red line Luas stops outside. Bike racks on site.
  • A friend of mine recommended we take a visit. I could not believe the size of the place!! There is so much to see here and hear at this museum. We did not get to see the 1916 exhibit because the queue was ridiculous. However there is so much to see that we intend to return again soon.
  • The building is fantastic, and the collections also very interesting. A bit off the centre of town but definitely worth a go if walking to Phoenix Park, for example. 40 minutes is enough to go through everything, if big details are not of interest.
  • Very large museum with a lot to look at. Their military exhibit contains a lot of things and lots of information. Admission by donation so it's worth checking out if you have the time.
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