National Museum Of Ireland - Decorative Arts And HistoryCurrently Closed
The National Museum of Decorative Arts and History is a part of a larger structure. The National Museum of Ireland is funded and operated by the Irish government. The institution consists of four stalwart museums in the city. The National Museum of Archeology, the National Museum of Country Life, Museum of Decorative Arts and History and the Museum of Natural History which are in different parts of the city are all a part of it.
The Museum of Decorative Arts is one of the two very important museums of Dublin. It is a wonderful collection of native art and history. It is a treat for both the culture seeker and the art lover.
The Irish silver collection is certainly worth a glance as many historical documents are preserved here with utmost care. The primitive costumes representing Irish History are held there. This particular exhibit is very popular and interesting. Several manuscripts preserve the tragic details of the independence war of Ireland and many more.
- Temporary exhibitions may be paid.
- Closed on Good Friday, Easter Monday, May Day.
- Museum Light Rail Station
- Smithfield, Blackhall Street Bus Station
- The Boxty House – Irish Pub
- Mayfield Deli & Eatery – International
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During a quick trip with a friend of mine we went to Collins Barricks to see the 1916 exhibition. It's been many years since I've been here and still love visiting. An amazing site in the centre of Dublin, great facilities, great staff and so much to do. While the main exhibitions are decorative and artistic, the information and exhibits on 1916 and the old barracks themselves are world class. A great way to spend a morning.
I really liked the exhibit on fashion, and the re-creations of rooms through the years with the old furniture. It's also got a really informative exhibit on the 1916 rising which I wish I had more time to look at in detail. You could probably spend around 2 hours here, although 1 hour was enough for a brief look around all the exhibits.
Decorative arts doesn’t only include costumes and furniture but it also encapsulates and amazing jewellery, coin, silver and Asian art exhibition as well! The museum is extensive and interestingly wraps around itself, across 3 levels on this remarkable, historic building. No entrance fee and also a cloak room so you can dump your bags and take your time to explore
Fantastic museum detailing hundreds of years Irish history in exhibits that start from a thousand years ago and bring you through 800 years of occupation by Britain right up to independence and modern day. Best of all, it's free. Make sure to visit the Asgard exhibit on the western side of Collins Barracks.
Did everyone see the same place I did? It’s a good thing this museum was free, because otherwise I’d want a refund. The building is huge, and yet somehow there’s precious few exhibits in here. Not up to the same standards as the other National Museums of Ireland... or any museums for that matter. I went on a Friday afternoon, and only saw a handful of other patrons the whole time I was there. The museum is located far from anything else in Dublin, so imagine the disappointment after walking there. Do yourself a favor and skip this one