Due to social distancing guidelines, we are reviewing our planned events to ensure the safety of all of visitors. Please do check back here for any updates for events at each of our Museum sites.
The health and safety of our visitors and staff is of paramount importance to us and as such, we are re-opening the National Museum of Ireland on a phased basis.
The NMI - Decorative Arts & History at Collins Barracks, Dublin 7, and the NMI - Country Life at Turlough Park, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, has been open to visitors from 29 June.
On Monday, 20 July, we will re-open NMI - Archaeology at Kildare Street, Dublin 2, and NMI - Natural History at Merrion Street, Dublin 2.
To find out more about visiting the Museum safely as we re-open please see further details here.
As each of our Museum sites begin to re-open and welcome you back, we still have many ways to engage online. Check out our top five tips for engaging with the Museum at home!
1. Engage with the Museum’s collection at home with our Museum at Home resources, tailored for the collection at the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History
2. Visit our Engage & Learn pages for more ideas and activities you can download at home
Learn about 1916 - the National Museum’s Easter Week and Historical collections as well as downloadable content to help family’s home learning.
Listen to what life was like in Collins Barracks during the 18th and 19th centuries NMI Decorative Arts & History education team has also made activity sheets available online. Take a virtual tour of Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising.
- Find out about rare objects, exciting collections and unusual specimens discovered in the course of the Museum's Inventory Project.
3. Explore some of the Exhibitions at NMI - Decorative Arts & HistoryTo find out more about the Exhibitions, please click here.
4. Explore some of our online exhibitions via these links
- 100 Objects
- Historical Collections
- Roll of Honour 1916
- Explore our Easter Week Collection
- Reflections On Resilience
- Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising
'Reflections on Resilience' is a new online gallery, which has been curated by the National Museum of Ireland in response to the coronavirus crisis. Given that the Museum’s exhibitions are not currently accessible, the collections team at the Museum curated ‘Reflections on Resilience’, an online gallery, to allow audiences to connect with our national collection and to take solace and inspiration from the stories of these objects.
5. Did we mention stay in touch! Check out each of our social media channels for updates on the Museum.
Stay safe, stay connected.
Decorative Arts & History
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