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National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History

78 Benburb Street, Dublin D07 HW61, Ireland
+353 1 677 7444
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Decorative Arts & History is home to a wide range of objects, which include weaponry, furniture, silver, ceramics and glassware; as well as examples of folk life and costume.
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  • Average9%
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78 Benburb Street, Dublin D07 HW61, Ireland
North City Centre
+353 1 677 7444
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The National Museum (otherwise known as the Dead Zoo) had a ton of animals displayed on their shelves. It was extremely interesting as one level contained animals from Ireland, while the upstairs exhibition contained animals from all over the world. This is a great place...More

Thank Faustina B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is a bit out of the way but worth visiting if you're interested in arts and crafts. Many small rooms to explore on several floors.

Thank Carole C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can see this is an exhibition very well worth visiting but had to leave in a few minutes as couldn't concentrate with the interminable loop of the Proclamation being read out on an audio tape. Impossible to concentrate but am told it can be...More

Thank jubbly2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best history museums I have been to. I had never really learned anything about Irish history before and although we only had time to go to the history section we left knowing so much more. The exhibits had really cool displays and...More

Thank 213wink
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So much information - allow plenty of time. Educational and extremely interesting. You will not be disappointed. Make the most of your visit and consider going back and back and back again!

Thank Diane L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This should be a five start rating however based upon the nine errors in descriptions / displays in my limited-tunnel-vision piece of expertise the loss of a star is disappointing. The errors are all around the Military medals and the staff I approached could care...More

Thank RCPO
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of those museums that goes on forever. It really should be done a little at a time, but , of course, as tourists we can't. Do what you can. Judging from others pictures, we didn't even dent the totality of the place....More

Thank Dianne H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy Luas trip across the Liffy River from Central Dublin, interesting exhibits with focus on Irish figures (Ellen Gray) and traditional Irish crafts (clothing, jewelry and glass production) also a very satisfactory cafeteria. The building is an ex-English army base housing the collections that is...More

Thank Dr. Chuck Bauer
Reviewed 6 November 2017

This museum's Decorative Arts and History section is very interesting and has something for all age groups. The curator's choice was beautiful interesting. The collection of Irish Silver is fascinating too. The area re Soldiers and Chiefs may particularly appeal to veterans. The collection of...More

Thank sidewalk1234
Reviewed 5 November 2017

lthough it's unlikely that you'll be able to get 'round all of the museum's which are part of the national museum (there are four in total) and it was the same for the museum of decorative arts. This is a truly beautiful collection, and a...More

Thank Ian M
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Response from Craig H | Reviewed this property |
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Response from sanskrit88 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, admission is free
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Response from Noel D | Reviewed this property |
No. Old Collins Barracks down near Heuston Station and Phoenix Park end of the River Liffey on the North side.