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See the core exhibitions that display the best of the Decorative Arts and History collections.


Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising

Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising

The National Museum of Ireland at Collins Barracks marks the centenary of the 1916 Rising with an exciting new exhibition.

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Recovered voices; the Stories of the Irish at War, 1914-15

Recovered voices; the Stories of the Irish at War, 1914-15

Detailing the stories of 21 Irishmen and women, the exhibition uses original objects and interactive material to illustrate the human impact of the war on their lives.

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21st Century Irish Craft

21st Century Irish Craft

This exhibition showcases examples of the best of Irish ceramics, glass, furniture, wood turning, jewellery, accessories and silverware.

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Twenty Seven Years of the work of Irish Woodturner Emmet Kane

Twenty Seven Years of the work of Irish Woodturner Emmet Kane

This exhibition showcases the life and work of Emmet Kane

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Ib Jorgensen – A Fashion Retrospective

Ib Jorgensen – A Fashion Retrospective

From the 1950s to the 1990s, Danish born Ib Jorgensen was one of Ireland’s leading fashion designers.

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Asgard

Asgard

Discover the historic Asgard yacht. Learn about the 1914 Howth Gun Running & Irish Volunteers. Meet Erskine Childers & Roger Casement.

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Soldiers and Chiefs - The Irish at War at Home and Abroad from 1550 to the present day

Soldiers and Chiefs - The Irish at War at Home and Abroad from 1550 to the present day

Explore Irish military history. Visit Collins Barracks to meet grenadiers, mercenaries, and musketeers. Trace the Wild Geese across Europe.

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Reconstructed Rooms: Four Centuries of Furnishings

Reconstructed Rooms: Four Centuries of Furnishings

Step through Four Centuries of Furnishings. From Georgian era to contemporary Irish furniture design.

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Eileen Gray

Eileen Gray

Meet Ireland's pioneer of 20th Century design and architecture. Explore modernism through her interiors and furniture. Includes Chrome Table & Non-conformist Chair.

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A Dubliner's Collection of Asian Art - The Albert Bender Exhibition

A Dubliner's Collection of Asian Art - The Albert Bender Exhibition

Learn about the Museum's Asian art collection and its donor, Irish-American, Albert Bender.

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The Way We Wore

The Way We Wore

The history of Irish fashion in clothing & jewellery. See garments made in Irish fabrics and the importance of textile production and clothing manufacture to the economy of the country.

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Curator's Choice

Curator's Choice

Trace Decorative Arts & History with 25 special objects from our Collections. See items from around the world, ancient, medieval & modern.

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Out of Storage

Out of Storage

This double-height gallery is designed to give the visitor an impression of the range of artefacts in the reserve collections of the National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History.

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Franciscan Faith: Sacred Art in Ireland 1600 - 1750

Franciscan Faith: Sacred Art in Ireland 1600 - 1750

Explore history of the Franciscan Order in 17th & 18th Century Ireland. See religious silver, chalices & crosses.

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Irish Silver Exhibition

Irish Silver Exhibition

See one of the largest collection of Irish silver in the world. Trace the silversmith's craft from early 17th Century Baroque to Celtic Revival & contemporary eras.

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Airgead: A Thousand Years of Irish Coins & Currency

Airgead: A Thousand Years of Irish Coins & Currency

The story of coins and money in Ireland from the 10th century to the present day.

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What's In Store?

What's In Store?

Explore Museum collections normally kept in storage. Includes Asian lacquer, jade & enamel, Irish scientific instruments & ceramics, as well as Roman, Persian and Art Nouveau glass.

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Irish Country Furniture

Irish Country Furniture

Explore traditional rural life through domestic furniture such as dressers, seating & ceramics.

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