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Opening Hours, Location and Facilities

The National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History is located at Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 7.

Please note the café is temporarily closed- but Good Vibrations coffee truck is open Wednesday to Sunday

Please note the 18 pounder Field Gun 9168: Lost and Found exhibit is temporarily closed

Please note the Irish Wars 1919 to 1923 exhibition is temporarily closed

Please note that the Military History galleries are temporarily partially closed 

Details of the exhibitions open for Thursday late openings during July, August, September & October

Opening hours

  • Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday, Saturday 10am - 5pm
  • Thursdays (during July, August, September & October) 10am - 8pm
  • Thursdays (during November- June) 10am - 5pm
  • Sunday and Monday 1pm - 5pm
  • Christmas Eve 10am - 12pm
  • Closed Christmas Day, St. Stephen's Day and Good Friday

Online Ticketing 

Education and Community group bookings must contact the Bookings Office at

Shop Opening Hours

The Museum shop is open during Museum opening times.

Visitor information

Our knowledgeable staff are on hand to assist you with any questions. You will 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
  • There is no overnight parking

Car Park Opening Hours

  • Monday-Wednesday - Friday- Saturday 7.30am - 6pm (gates close 6.30pm)
  • Thursday (late opening during July, August & September) 7.30-8.00 (gate closes 8.30)
  • Sunday 1pm - 5.30pm (gates close 6pm)

Accessible Parking

There are seven designated blue badge parking spaces during usual operating days. 

Visit our venue accessibility page.


Limited cloakroom services are currently available. Visitors are encouraged not to bring any items larger than a backpack to the Museum. 


Accessible toilets are located at the:

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

Parenting Facilities

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

It is possible to take pushchairs/strollers around the Museum as it is fully accessible with lifts, ramps, and wide doors. 

Luggage Storage Restrictions

Limited luggage storage services are currently available. Visitors are encouraged not to bring any items larger than a backpack to the Museum. 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 four 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 the 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.

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Decorative Arts & History

Collins Barracks ,
Benburb St,
Dublin 7,
D07 XKV4

+353 1 677 7444