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

Please note that the Military History galleries are temporarily partially closed 

We regret that the Asgard exhibition will be temporarily closed on  on Friday 14th, Saturday 15th, Monday 17th, Tuesday 18th and Friday 21st June.

There will be no public parking available at our Collins Barracks site from Monday 24th June – Wednesday 3rd July inclusive

Opening hours


Online Ticketing 

Education and Community group bookings must contact the Bookings Office at bookings@museum.ie.


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.


Parking   

There will be no public parking available at our Collins Barracks site from Monday 24th June – Wednesday 3rd July inclusive (except for disabled parking - see venue accessiblity pages). 

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 

There will be no public parking available at our Collins Barracks site from Monday 24th June – Wednesday 3rd July inclusive (except for disabled parking - see venue accessiblity page)

  • 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.

Visit our venue accessibility page.


Cloakroom

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


Toilets

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.


Accessibility

The Museum caters for visitors with varying abilities. Visit the Accessibility section for more details.


Seating

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