Visitor Facilities

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

Our knowledgeable staff are on hand to assist you with any questions. You'll find help and assistance, should you need it, at the reception desk on the ground floor at the main entrance.


Visitor parking at Collins Barracks is PAY & DISPLAY:

  • €2 for one hour
  • €5 for four hours
  • €10 full day (8am – 6pm)
  • €40 weekly 

Car Park Opening Hours

  • Monday - Saturday 07:30 - 18:00 (gates close 18:30)
  • Sunday 13:00 - 17:30 (gates close 18:00)

Accessible Parking

There are 7 designated blue badge parking spaces.


There are cloakroom facilities available at the reception desk on the ground floor, at the main entrance.


Accessible toilets are located at the:

  • Reception desk
  • Brambles Café
  • Ground floor of the Soldiers and Chiefs exhibition

Parenting Facilities

Baby changing facilities are available within all toilet facilities available throughout the museum.

It is possible to take pushchairs/strollers around the Museum as it is fully accessible with lifts, ramps, and wide doors. Highchairs are available on request in the Museum café.

The Museum café is a breastfeeding friendly location.

Luggage Restrictions

Large backpacks, bags or suitcases should be left in the cloakroom for your convenience while visiting the Museum. Please ask at the reception desk for assistance when you arrive. 

Lifts and Access to the Galleries

All galleries in Collins Barracks are fully accessible. The site has 4 lifts, located in the main reception area, in the east corner servicing floors one to three of the decorative arts section of the museum. There are two lifts in the Soldiers and Chiefs exhibition.


The Museum caters for visitors with varying abilities. Visit the Accessibility section for more details.


There are seating areas available in the majority of galleries. Mobile stools are available upon request. Wheelchairs are also available at reception desk if required.

Lost Property

If you are in the Museum, lost property queries can be made at the reception desk on the ground floor. Otherwise, please contact +353 1 6777444.

Filming & Photography

Filming & Photography

Read the Museum's advice and policies on using multimedia equipment onsite