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
- 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
Education and Community group bookings must contact the Bookings Office at email@example.com.
Shop Opening Hours
The Museum shop is open during Museum opening times.
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)
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
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.
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.