Restaurants & cafés

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


Brambles Cafe

The Museum Café offers everything from fresh scones to honey baked whole gammons, to luxury gateaux produced daily.

  • Locally sourced and produced Irish food
  • 100% Irish meat & poultry
  • Seasonal menus
  • Award winning Fairtrade tea & coffee

Café Opening Hours

National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology

  • Closed Mondays (including bank holidays, Christmas Day and Good Friday)
  • Tuesday to Saturday: 10am to 5pm
  • Sunday 2pm to 5pm

National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History

  • Mondays: 10am to 4pm 
  • Tuesday to Saturday: 10am to 5pm
  • Sunday: 12pm to 5pm

National Museum of Ireland - Country Life

  • Closed Mondays (including bank holidays, Christmas Day and Good Friday)
  • Tuesday to Saturday: 10am to 5pm
  • Sunday: 2pm to 5pm

Child-Friendly Café

You will find child-friendly food at Brambles Café and high-chairs are available on request. The Café also welcomes mothers who wish to breastfeed their children.

Group Bookings

Let the Museum café host your corporate function or group event with wine and canapés or full formal dining. Groups wishing to use the café are advised to Contact Us to secure a time for the guided tour before booking the café.

See Sample Menus

See Sample Menus

Read sample menus or download them as PDF files.