Regular Tours and Talks

Soldiers, saints, fashion-plates; discover the stories behind the objects at Collins Barracks.

Curators’ Tours

Gallery Tour

Learn more about an exhibition with the person who created it. Delve a little deeper with a Museum Curator to discover about bloody conflict, or elegant designs in fashion, furniture and silver! Find out more about the lives of people from the objects they left behind.

This tour takes place twice a month, see the calendar of events for dates and themes. Booking required. Email or call the Booking Office on +353 (0)1 6486453.

Saturday Gallery Talks

Every month you can meet an expert at a Gallery Talk and deepen your knowledge of the world of decorative arts and history; this autumn talks include a chance to discover the strange delights of Georgian dining or get up to date with 21st-Century Irish craft.

Saturday Gallery Talks take place on the second Saturday of the month. Open to all and free of charge. see the calendar of events for dates and themes. Booking required. Email or call the Booking Office on +353 (0)1 6486453.

Babies on Board Tour

Babies on Board Tour

Are you a parent or carer with a young baby or pre-toddler in tow? Join us for a thought-provoking tour, and relax in the cafe afterwards. We meet on the last Thursday of every month, exploring a different theme each time.

It's free, buggies are welcome and discounts in the cafe are available after the tour.

See the calendar of events for dates and themes. Booking required. Email or call the Booking Office on +353 (0)1 6486453.

Public Tours

Gallery Tour

Whet your appetite for history on a short stroll through the galleries, learning more about special objects along the way. Who owned them? How did they get into the Museum? What do they mean today?

The free Public Tour takes place on the last Sunday of every month at 3pm - just join us on the day.

Get Behind the Scenes: Tours of the Conservation Studio

Furniture Conservation Studio

Ever wondered how a two hundred year old silk stocking survived? Or wanted to see the latest archaeological find before it goes on display? The Museum Conservators invite you to see their work as it happens in the Conservation Studio.

Tours of the Conservation Studio are free of charge and take place once a month.

See the calendar of events for dates, places are limited and booking is essential. Email or call the Booking Office on +353 (0)1 6486453. 

 
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