National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts and History, Collins Barracks

National Museum of Ireland- Decorative Arts and History, Collins Barracks could be said to be the National Museum of Ireland’s largest Irish artefact, having had a unique history all of its own in another life. It now completes the picture for the National Museum in Dublin and joins the two already famous buildings in the possession of the Museum. On display, you’ll find silver, ceramics, glassware, weaponry, furniture, clothing, jewellery, coins and medals. All of these displayed with imagination in innovative and contemporary galleries, which entice you to go further, look harder and examine more closely.

In the Curator’s Choice exhibition there is amongst other treasures, an ancient Japanese ceremonial bell, which dates back over 2000 years. Explore the histories of soldiers and their families in Soldiers & Chiefs: The Irish at War at Home and Abroad since 1550. Examine the decade of disturbance between 1913 and 1923, from the Dublin Lockout, through the Easter Rising to the end of the Civil War   in The Easter Rising: Understanding 1916.

Admission to the National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History is FREE.  

Collins Barracks,
Benburb Street, 
Dublin 7

Phone: +353 1 6777444                                                                                                               

Fax: +353 (0) 1 6777450                                                                                                               

Opening Hours:                                                                                                         

Monday: Closed (incl. Bank Holidays and Good Friday).
Tuesday to Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: 2pm – 5pm

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