See the core exhibitions that display the best of the Decorative Arts and History collections.
Explore history of the Franciscan Order in 17th & 18th Century Ireland. See religious silver, chalices & crosses.
This exhibition showcases examples of the best of Irish ceramics, glass, furniture, wood turning, jewellery, accessories and silverware.
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.
This exhibition showcases the life and work of Emmet Kane
From the 1950s to the 1990s, Danish born Ib Jorgensen was one of Ireland’s leading fashion designers.
Please note that the Asgard exhibition will be closed from 11th to 16th February 2016 inclusive. Discover the historic Asgard yacht. Learn about the 1914 Howth Gun Running & Irish Volunteers. Meet Erskine Childers & Roger Casement.
Explore Irish military history. Visit Collins Barracks to meet grenadiers, mercenaries, and musketeers. Trace the Wild Geese across Europe.
Step through Four Centuries of Furnishings. From Georgian era to contemporary Irish furniture design.
Meet Ireland's pioneer of 20th Century design and architecture. Explore modernism through her interiors and furniture. Includes Chrome Table & Non-conformist Chair.
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.
Trace Decorative Arts & History with 25 special objects from our Collections. See items from around the world, ancient, medieval & modern.
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.
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.
The story of coins and money in Ireland from the 10th century to the present day.
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.
Learn about the Museum's Asian art collection and its donor, Irish-American, Albert Bender.
Explore traditional rural life through domestic furniture such as dressers, seating & ceramics.