Tours, Floor Plans, & Guidebook

Adults at Museum of Decorative Arts and History

Museum Conservation, History, and Gallery Talks are just some of the tours run at Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks.


  • Hands on History Events and My Museum Workshops give families with young children a chance to handle objects and experience the Museum in a unique and exciting way. Please check the Calendar of Events for times and costs.

  • Group Tours and Education Programmes can be arranged through the Education & Outreach Department at +353 1 6486453. At least one month's notice is required when requesting tours.
  • Currently we are unable to provide guided Tours for Language Schools, so all visits are self-directed. Advance notice of your visit should still be given so that the Museum can accommodate your group size. More information on Language School Group Visits.

Self-Directed Visit

The main benefit of a self-directed visit is that you can take in the Museum's collections at your own pace and focus on the areas that are of a particular interest to you. Don't forget, however, that our knowledgeable attendants and staff are on hand to assist you with any questions you may have.

To help plan your visit:

Floor Plans

For a quick overview of the exhibitions, pick up a floor plan when you are at the Museum. We hope to provide a downloadable version here soon.


Decorative Arts History Guidebook Cover

The Decorative Arts & History Guidebook (pictured left) is available from the Museum shop or you can buy the guidebook online (€5.95) and have it delivered to your door.

It is a beautiful collection of illustration, images and in-depth information about the Museum.

Guidebooks and floorplans are also available in multiple languages.

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"It's pretty epic, the rooms are epic and it's cool to see things like the soldiers room, Michael Collins jacket, it's good getting close to history, something that important..."
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