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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  • Visited with a friend, interesting to see all the artefacts/weapons/outfits etc. Also saw the restored Asgard exhibition (The Asgard yacht was most noted for its gun-running use in 1914). Informative ...  more »
  • The National Museum is in a remarkable setting in the old barracks and the exhibits relating to the Easter Rising are the only ones worth visiting on the subject when in Dublin. The fully-restored Asg...  more »
  • my kids love this place, everything from weapons to household silver to victorian clothing, great way to spend an afternoon, nice little cafe on site too.  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.
  • Fantastic day out, my kids and I loved it. Very easy to reach on foot from Euston Station.
  • 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.
  • 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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