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Christmas activity trails, ancient traditions, outer space and creative crafts

Christmas activity trails, ancient traditions, outer space and creative crafts

November 28, 2017

There are lots of reason to visit the museum this Christmas with a full programme of festive events to keep all of the family entertained 

Christmas & New Year Opening Times

Christmas & New Year Opening Times

November 14, 2017

The National Museum of Ireland will be open to visitors for a number of days over the Christmas and New Year period. Please find details here.

Ghost turnips, púcas, fortune-telling and abductions

Ghost turnips, púcas, fortune-telling and abductions

October 26, 2017

How an ancient Celtic festival enjoyed by our ancestors has inspired many of the Halloween celebrations still practiced today

Giant mural shining a spotlight on mental health

Giant mural shining a spotlight on mental health

October 11, 2017

The large-scale work by street artist Joe Caslin can be seen at Clarke Square at the National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History

Celebrating fright season at the National Museum of Ireland

Celebrating fright season at the National Museum of Ireland

October 11, 2017

'Spooktacular' programme of free events this Hallowe'en across three museum sites 

National Museum of Ireland announces acquisition of Yeats artefacts

National Museum of Ireland announces acquisition of Yeats artefacts

September 27, 2017

Hugely important acquisition relating to the life of WB Yeats includes a writing table, occult artefacts and a series of Japanese masks

From Bosco mugs to ration books - do you have a ‘National Treasure’ at home?

From Bosco mugs to ration books - do you have a ‘National Treasure’ at home?

September 13, 2017

Exciting new project seeking ordinary objects which reveal Ireland's history

Presidential visit gets 20th anniversary celebrations underway

Presidential visit gets 20th anniversary celebrations underway

September 13, 2017

National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History marks two decades since it opened its doors at the impressive former military barracks on Benburb Street

Switch on Culture Night at the National Museum of Ireland

Switch on Culture Night at the National Museum of Ireland

August 16, 2017

Museum joins 1,400 venues celebrating arts, heritage and culture on September 22

Aran jumper will feature as an iconic fashion design of the century in New York exhibition

Aran jumper will feature as an iconic fashion design of the century in New York exhibition

August 04, 2017

The Aran jumper, from the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life in Co. Mayo, is going on loan to the Museum of Modern Art, New York

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