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. There are events for families, students and adults. Check the Calendar of Events online for information. Discover the Museum shops located in Collins Barracks and Kildare Street, offering unique high quality gifts. Then, relax in the great cafés for tasty food with hot or cold drinks!
Open Daily Year Round
Closed on 25/26 December and Good Friday
See the website for opening times.
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.
On the North Liffey Quays, across the River Liffey from Heuston Station
Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 7, Ireland
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