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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  • Fantastic military museum which paints a clear and vivid picture of Ireland’s military past. Being in the barracks alone was also very interesting. Would be great if there could maybe be some... 
    Fantastic military museum which paints a clear and vivid picture of Ireland’s military past. Being in the barracks alone was also very interesting. Would be great if there could maybe be some...  more »
  • A short walk along the River Liffey from town, opposite the Guinness factory (sort of) abd you will find yourself at the museum. For the princely sum of a short walk, you will be at the museum... 
    A short walk along the River Liffey from town, opposite the Guinness factory (sort of) abd you will find yourself at the museum. For the princely sum of a short walk, you will be at the museum...  more »
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  • Excellent museum with free admission. Asks for a small donation which is optional but recommend as they do work hard and are all friendly. Lots to do. Lots to see. Spread over 3 floors with some beautiful designed exhibitions. Little miffed the coffee shop has gone as would have loved a coffee,cake and a sit down as a lot of walking around the building. The large reception are would be a beneficial place for a coffee area as this is where everyone enters & exits through. Just a food for thought!
  • Wonderful place to visit while in Dublin. Easy access with the Luas (public train—fairly cheap) and free to the public. So many beautiful and informative things to see—and the place is HUGE. You could easily spent an entire day there, and they have exhibits covering everything from the military history of Ireland, to its geology, geography, arts, and fashion. Not to mention the building it is located in is both historic and beautiful. Greatly enjoyed my time there.

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