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Christmas & New Year opening hours

Holmes of Dublin clock, 1730. NMI Collections DF:1936.115

The National Museum of Ireland is open as normal throughout much of the Christmas and New Year period with the exception of:

  • Sunday, 24 December (Christmas Eve) - open 10am to 12noon

  • Monday, 25 December (Christmas Day) - closed

  • Tuesday, 26 December (St Stephen's Day) - closed

Normal opening hours are in place for the rest of the holiday period as follows:

  • Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm

  • Sunday and Monday, 1pm to 5pm

Events and activities

There is a wide range of workshops and activities for all ages taking place throughout December and over the New Year at the National Museum of Ireland. Keep an eye on our events calendar for further details.

Dublin New Year's Festival

The Museum is delighted to host the Festival Quarter as part of Dublin's New Year’s Festival at the National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7. FIND OUT MORE


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