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Collins Barracks in Dublin City could be said to be the National Museum of Ireland's largest artefact, having had a unique history all of its own in another life. Collins Barracks has been completely renovated and restored to become the National Museum of Decorative Arts and History, charting Ireland's economic, social, political and military progress through the ages.

Artefacts on display range from silver, ceramic and glassware pieces to weaponry, furniture, examples of folk life and costume. All of these are displayed with imagination in innovative and contemporary galleries, which entice you to go further, look harder and examine more closely.

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Free admission.


Collins Barracks, Benburb Street




  • Operating Hours

    1 Jan - 31 Dec

    MON closed
    TUES 10:00 - 17:00
    WED 10:00 - 17:00
    THU 10:00 - 17:00
    FRI 10:00 - 17:00
    SAT 10:00 - 17:00
    SUN 14:00 - 17:00
  • Exceptions
    New Years Day 10:00 - 17:00
    St Patricks Day 10:00 - 17:00
    Good Friday closed
    Easter Monday closed
    May Day closed
    June Holiday closed
    August Holiday closed
    October Holiday closed
    Christmas Day closed
    St Stephens Day 10:00 - 17:00

(subject to change)