Home to a wide range of objects

The National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History is located at one of Dublin’s most impressive, historic sites. This former military barracks is home to two fascinating and completely diverse collections. Decorative arts encompasses silver, ceramics, glassware, furniture, clothing, jewellery and coins while the military history collection tells of Ireland’s military and revolutionary past.
Exhibition highlights include The Irish Wars 1919 – 1923, which forms part of the permanent exhibition ‘Soldiers and Chiefs’, but it has been substantially reimagined as part of the Museum’s Decade of Centenaries Commemorations. For more information and history about Irish soldiers, visit the exhibition Soldiers & Chiefs – The Irish at War at Home and Abroad from 1550 to the present day, and Eileen Gray, exploring the life and work of the iconic 20th century designer.
The museum offers a year-round programme of workshops, talks and tours for all ages and a changing programme of temporary exhibitions on historical and contemporary themes.

Please see www.museum.ie for updated information.

There is also a café and gift shop onsite.

  • Ideal fun filled day out for families
  • Number of events for families, children, adults hosted in the museum
  • Special exhibitions throughout the year
Open Year Round

Opening Times

Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00–17:00
Sunday & Monday: 13:00–17:00
Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday

Details about re-opening and FAQ are included here- https://www.museum.ie/en-IE/About/Rediscover-your-Museum-Phased-reopening-of-the-Nat#Visitor


Admission Prices 2020:

Free admission

Useful Information

Check out their range of facilities, services, accessibility, and other useful information.

DINING / REFRESHMENTS: Museum Café offering snacks and hot and cold drinks

SHOPPING: Museum shops located in Collins Barracks and Kildare Street, offering a wide range of interesting and unique high quality gifts for the entire family

PARKING:Parking Available, Pay & Display

ACCESSIBILITY: All galleries are wheelchair accessible.

Getting There

On the North Liffey Quays, across the River Liffey from Heuston Station

Map Location: 53.348780, -6.287363
Contact National Museum of Ireland– Decorative Arts and History

Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 7, Ireland

Eircode: D07 XKV4
T: +353 (0)1 677 7444
E: marketing@museum.ie
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