The National Museum of Decorative Arts and History

The National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts And History is housed in Collins Barracks Museum in Dublin. It is home to a wide range of objects, which include weaponry, furniture, silver, ceramics and glassware; as well as examples of Folklife and costume.

The National Museum of Decorative Arts and History organises events for children and adults throughout the year, including talks, art workshops and demonstrations.

Events at The National Museum of Decorative Arts and History

The National Museum of Decorative Arts and History houses permanent and temporary exhibitions.

The Way We Wore  displays clothing and jewellery worn in Ireland principally from the 1760s to the 1960s and is an example of their permanent exhibitions. Look here to find out more about permanent exhibitions.

Cruinniú na nÓg and We Make Our Own History are two of their current temporary exhibitions and you can check out their  Calendar of Events for details of temporary exhibitions and ongoing programme of events for your family.

Collins Barracks Admission and Opening Hours

Admission to the Museum is free

Opening hours:-

Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday and Monday 1pm – 5pm
Christmas Eve 10am – 12pm
Closed Christmas Day, St. Stephen’s Day and Good Friday

Directions To Collins Barracks In Dublin

On Foot

Collins Barracks is based on the north side of the River Liffey. It is  approximately 20 minutes walk west from O’Connell Bridge in Dublin’s city centre.

Approximately:

  • 30 minutes walk from O’Connell Street
  • 45 minutes walk from Grafton Street
  • Five minutes walk from Smithfield, Heuston Station or Phoenix Park

Public Transport

  • Bus: 90 (Aston Quay), 25, 25A, 66, 67 (Wellington Quay)
  • Luas: Red line Luas (tram) – dedicated ‘Museum’ stop

By Car

  • Paid parking is available on site

Alternative Transport

  • Dublin City ‘Hop on Hop Off’ Bus Tours, have a drop off and pick up stop at our three sites in Dublin
  • Museum Link (172) operated by Dublin Bus has a drop off and pick up stop at the three Dublin sites

 

The National Museum of Ireland has four sites-

National Museum of Ireland Decorative Arts and History

National Museum of Ireland Archaeology

National Museum of Ireland Natural History

National Museum of Country Life