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Culture Night 2022 at the National Museum of Ireland, Friday 23rd September

Culture Night: Visit the National Museum of Ireland in the evening!

Tour the National Museum of Ireland this Culture Night; visit us after hours and discover what life was like from Stone Age to Medieval Ireland, through to the folklore and traditions of 19th and 20th century Ireland. Find out about the animals we share the island with and discovery the geology of Ireland- all before bedtime!

Culture Night is a national moment, which seeks to actively promote the belief that this rich and varied culture is alive, treasured and nurtured in people’s lives, today and every day. Join us, there is so much to see and do for all of the family this Culture Night at the National Museum of Ireland.

Take a look at some of our highlight events happening at the National Museum of Ireland this Heritage Week and be sure to plan your visit to one of our four Museum sites in Dublin and Mayo.


Late Opening at the National Museum of Ireland- Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks.

5pm- 9pm Friday, 23 September, Families

The National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History is located at one of Dublin’s most impressive, historic sites.

This former military barracks is home to two fascinating and completely diverse collections. Decorative arts encompasses silver, ceramics, glassware, furniture, clothing, jewellery and coins while the military history collection tells of Ireland’s military and revolutionary past. Admission is free.

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Culture Night: From Barracks to Museum: An Introduction to Collins Barracks

5pm, 6pm, 7pm Friday, 23 September. Families

Find out about the lives of soldiers living in the Barracks from the 1700s until the late 1900s, as well as the transition from one of Europe’s oldest occupied Barracks into one of Ireland’s National Museums. Along the way discover some of the highlights from the Museum’s history and decorative arts exhibitions.

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Late opening at the National Museum of Ireland- Natural History 

5pm-9pm, Friday, 23rd September, Families,

Built in 1856, the National Museum of Ireland - Natural History is a magnificent Victorian artefact in its own right.
Sometimes described as ‘a museum of a museum’, it houses a wide-ranging and comprehensive zoological collection of more than 10,000 exhibits. Visitors can explore Irish mammals, birds, fish and insects, as well as mammals from around the world. Admission is free. Booking is required.
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Late opening at the National Museum of Ireland- Country Life

5pm-9pm, Friday, 23rd September, Families,

Victorian and contemporary architecture combine at the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life.
In the modern exhibition galleries, immerse yourself in objects, rare archive photography and films that explore Ireland’s rural past and an almost vanished but recent way of life. Next to this, visit a Victorian Gothic mansion overlooking gardens, parkland and woodland.
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Late opening at the National Museum of Ireland- Archaeology 

5pm-9pm, Friday, 23rd September, Families,

The National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology is home to an extraordinary range of iconic treasures, including the Ardagh Chalice, the 'Tara' Brooch and the famous Derrynaflan Hoard. FIND OUT MORE

 

Culture Night: Highlight Tour of the National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology

5pm, 6pm, 7pm Friday, 23 September. Families

Join in this tour and discover what life was like from Stone Age to Medieval Ireland. Learn about striking ground stone axes from the Neolithic, gold objects from the Bronze Age and iconic Early Medieval treasures of the ‘Tara’ Brooch and the Ardagh Chalice. 

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