National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History, Dublin

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National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History houses a wealth of important artifacts, including weaponry, furniture, costumes, and crafts. This museum serves as a branch of the National Museum of Ireland and was founded in 1997. In the main exhibits, admire arts, crafts, and wares, including a collection of Irish coins and currency. You can also see Etruscan vases, King William's gauntlets from the Battle of the Boyne, and a pocketbook of famous Irish revolutionary figure Wolfe Tone, among many other cherished pieces. Explore the cultural history of Ireland through beloved works of art that once served functional purposes. All galleries are wheelchair accessible. Closed Mondays (including Bank Holidays, Good Friday, and Christmas Day). Make National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History part of your personalized Dublin itinerary using our Dublin trip planner .
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  • The Museum & Kilmainham Gaol were absolutely the best two things that we did in Dublin. We went to the History Museum first, then walked on to the Gaol. This turned out to be a great way to do it beca...  more »
  • A surprising museum for its size (it takes an hour and a half to go around) and the diversity of its collections. It is also a place steeped in history. Located a little away from the city centre, but to visit.
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  • Full of interesting history about Ireland. From all conflicts and wars (internal and external) in which the the Irish were involved, plus numerous exhibits of art, crafts, artisan, fashion, instruments and ancient life. Super interesting! And free! Located in the historic Collins Barracks close to the city and on the tram line.
  • Excellent museum. One of a kind collection of antique coins as well as several other excellent exhibits. Right across river from Guiness Factory, so a good pairing of activities in close proximity.
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