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About The Museum

The National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History is located at one of Dublin’s most impressive, historic sites.

This former military barracks is home to two fascinating and completely diverse collections. Decorative arts encompasses silver, ceramics, glassware, furniture, clothing, jewellery and coins while the military history collection tells of Ireland’s military and revolutionary past. Admission is free.

Exhibition highlights include Soldiers and Chiefs, which traces Ireland's military history from 1550 into the 21st century, and Eileen Gray, exploring the life and work of the iconic 20th century designer.

The museum offers a year-round programme of workshops, talks and tours for all ages and a changing programme of temporary exhibitions on historical and contemporary themes.

There is also a café and gift shop onsite.


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Decorative Arts & History

Collins Barracks ,
Benburb St,
Dublin 7,
D07 XKV4

+353 1 677 7444