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Explore design and architecture for Open House 2022 with the National Museum of Ireland

The Rotunda at the NMI - Archaeology

For Open House 2022, join the National Museum of Ireland to explore and celebrate great design, architecture and the people who contribute to the creation of our buildings and cities. 

Take an architectural tour of Collins Barracks; discover how the Vikings lived and how their homes were made; or learn how design of our public spaces impact how we interact with each other. 

Open House is part of the Open House Worldwide international network of 50 organisations hosting festivals and conversations about architecture, design and cities across the globe from Lagos to Taipei, and New York to Santiago. This year, there is a special junior programme for young people and families.

Open House 2022 takes place across Dublin from 14-16 October.


FULLY BOOKED Open House: Bringing the Dead Zoo back to life with Aoife Hurley, (MRIAI) Head of Operations at the National Museum of Ireland
National Museum of Ireland - Natural History
1.30pm & 3.00pm , Saturday 15 October


FULLY BOOKED
: Join this very special tour with conservation architect Aoife Hurley, (MRIAI) Head of Operations at the National Museum of Ireland, and discover what it takes to bring the Dead Zoo back to life.. Booking required. Suitable for Adults. FIND OUT MORE


Open House Junior: Drop-In Workshop: At Home with the Vikings!
National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology
2pm - 3.30pm, Saturday 15 October

To celebrate the Open House architectural festival come to the National Museum of Ireland, Archaeology to explore the homes made and lived in by the Vikings who settled in Dublin over 100 years ago! Make your own Viking house and to help build up the city of Dublin. No booking required. Suitable for families. Age 6+  FIND OUT MORE


Open House: Architectural tour of Collins Barracks

National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History
2.30pm & 3.30pm, Saturday 15 October

Collins Barracks was an army base for almost 300 years before being renovated for use as a museum. The network of tall, granite-faced buildings occupy an 18 acre site and retain an imposing, military air. The site boasts a rich and varied history. Completed in 1704, it played an important role suppressing uprisings over the centuries. Wolfe Tone, the founder and leading member of the United Irishman, was court martialled and imprisoned here after the 1798 Rebellion. During the 1916 Easter Rising, troops based here tackled rebel positions on Usher’s Island, at the Four Courts, and in the GPO. Tour the grounds and discover the collections it houses.No booking required. Suitable for all ages. FIND OUT MORE


Open House Junior: Museum Design Takeover at Collins Barracks
National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History
2pm, Sunday 16 October

Join architect Muhammad Achour to reimagine some of the Museum outdoor and indoor spaces through an interactive design and architecture workshop. Learn about how the design of our public spaces impacts on how we interact and engage with them in a fun and creative activity. Booking is essential, suitable for families. FIND OUT MORE 


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