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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.

Opening hours

  • Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm
  • Sunday and Monday 1pm - 5pm
  • Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday

Free Admission

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

Shop & Café Opening Hours

The Museum shop and café are open during Museum opening times, with extended opening for the café from 12pm on Sundays.

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

Car Park Opening Hours

  • Monday - Saturday 7.30am - 6pm (gates close 6.30pm)
  • Sunday 1pm - 5.30pm (gates close 6pm)

Accessible Parking

There are seven designated blue badge parking spaces.


Cloakroom services are currently unavailable so please do not bring motorcycle helmets, suitcases or large bags into the exhibition galleries.


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 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 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