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Visitor Information

Discover opening hours, highlights, and visitor facilities for Collins Barracks, Dublin


Please Note: Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising is expected to be extremely popular for the first couple of months after opening. We recommend that members of the public visit on weekday afternoons if possible and try to avoid visiting during the Irish school holidays. Visitors may be asked to wait a short time before they can enter the new exhibition; in this event however the visitor can view the Museum’s other Exhibitions and Galleries or visit our award winning café.

Opening hours at the National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History are:

• Tuesday to Saturday 10am-5pm
• Sunday 2pm- 5pm
• Closed Mondays (including Bank Holidays), Christmas Day and Good Friday

Free Admission

Admission to all four sites of the National Museum of Ireland is free.

Shop & Café Opening Hours

The Museum shop and café are open during Museum opening times, with extended opening for the café from 12pm on Sundays.

Please note the café at National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History is open on Mondays, when the Museum itself is closed.

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Things to See & Do

Things to See & Do

Find Irish haute couture garments, furniture, silver, jewellery, ceramics, and exhibitions exploring Irish military history, including the 1916 Easter Rising.

Find National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History

Find National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History

Get directions, timetables, and maps for pedestrians, cars, bikes, and public transport to Collins Barracks in Dublin.

Guidebooks & Floor Plans

Guidebooks & Floor Plans

Download a guidebook in multiple languages to help you get the most from your visit to our Collins Barracks site.

Visitor Facilities

Visitor Facilities

Shop, eat, relax at Collins Barracks. Information on visitor, parenting & accessibility facilities.

Shopping at Collins Barracks

Shopping at Collins Barracks

Find a treasure-trove of gifts and souvenirs at the Museum shop. Located next to the main reception area.

Restaurants & cafés

Restaurants & cafés

Take a break at our award winning cafés with delicious locally sourced and produced Irish food.

Accessibility at Collins Barracks

Accessibility at Collins Barracks

Find out about visiting options for mobility, visual and hearing impaired visitors to the National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History.

International Visitors

International Visitors

Find multilingual Decorative Arts & History visitor information. Museum maps & guides. Includes: Deutsch, Español, Français, Polska & Italiano.