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The National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History is one of four sites under the National Museum umbrella. It is situated in Collins Barracks, once an army barracks for over 300 years. The museum is home to a wide range of objects and artefacts including weaponry, furniture, silver, ceramics, glassware, Asian art and the Asgard, as well as folk life and costume artefacts.
The museum hosts a number of exhibitions throughout the year. These exhibitions change consistently, and it is recommended to visit the museum’s website to see what exhibitions are currently on show. 2023 has seen a number of wonderful exhibitions, including “Down to Earth - Exploring Ireland's Geology". This detailed exhibition focuses on the geology of Ireland that tells the story of how scientists have developed their understanding of our planet over the last 175 years.
Another popular exhibition currently showing is “The 18 pounder Field Gun 9168: Lost and Found", showcasing the armament most closely associated with the Irish Civil War of 1922-1923, when it was acquired by the new Irish state from the departing British forces.
The museum offers free admission for all.
Distance from The West County Hotel
The National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History is located just 6km from The West County Hotel, or a 10 minute drive. Take Bus 26 from outside the hotel and get off at Stop 1476 (Wolfe Tone Quay).
Contact Details for the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History
Address: Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 7.
Tel: 01 677 7444.
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