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Opening Times and Admission

All four Museum sites are open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-5pm and Sunday 2pm-5pm. Admission is free. The Museum is closed on Mondays.


Opening hours at all four sites are:

  • Tuesday to Saturday 10am-5pm
  • Sunday 2pm- 5pm
  • Closed Mondays (including Bank Holidays), Christmas Day and Good Friday

Free Admission

Admission to all four sites of the National Museum of Ireland is free.

Shop & Café Opening Hours

Museum shops and cafés are open during Museum opening times, with extended opening from 12pm on Sundays for the café in Decorative Arts & History . 

Please note the café at National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History is open on Mondays, when the Museum itself is closed.

Details of our Christmas and New Year opening times

  • Sunday, December 24th: Closed
  • Monday, December 25th: Closed
  • Tuesday, December 26th: Open (10am - 5pm)
  • Wednesday, December 27th: Open (10am - 5pm)
  • Thursday, December 28th: Open (10am - 5pm)
  • Friday, December 29th: Open (10am - 5pm)
  • Saturday, December 30th: Open (10am - 5pm)
  • Sunday, December 31st: Open (2pm - 5pm)
  • Monday, January 1st: Closed