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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  • I went on a bank holiday Sunday. It would have been much more convenient to go in the morning but the Museum only opens 1300 to 1700 which is quite short opening hours. There was plenty to see and lot...  more »
  • Enjoyed wandering around the Museum on Easter Sunday. The Proclaiming a Republic exhibition was very thought provoking and relevant considering the time of our visit. Also enjoyed the Way We Were disp...  more »
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  • This is a great stop for kids, historians and art lovers. Venue is free but please contribute at the drop box to help keep it going. Kids love the military equipment on display. Historians will also love that along with the displays that follow a timeline and have a great deal of background posted. The art side is not our normal stop but the collections are impressive for a free visit.
  • It is a museum that contains diverse exhibits from the Irish in various armies around the world to exhibits on silverware. As an adult it is quite interesting to see Irish history and seeing the historic ship the Asgard was very interesting for me. For kids they see a big boat and there are parts of the museum they get to handle which kids like. The museum could do with some more child friendly parts to the museum. There is a temporary exhibit at the moment on dinosaurs and early bird evolution which of course is always a favourite for adults and kids alike.
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