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Collins Barracks Museum Events
The National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts And History, Collins Barracks in Dublin is home to a wide range of objects, which include weaponry, furniture, silver, ceramics and glassware; as well as examples of Folklife and costume.
Collins Barracks (The National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts And History) – Events
See Calendar of Events for details of temporary exhibitions and ongoing programme of events for your family.
Collins Barracks My Museum Family Programme
The My Museum programme of events is designed to encourage families to work together, in an alternative and fun way, to learn more about the National Museum of Ireland’s collections. Every two to three weeks, a different part of the Museum’s collections is explored either through an art, drama or storytelling workshop; or through a demonstration or special guided tour.
Collins Barracks Activity Area
The Activity Area, situated between the Out of Storage and Irish Silver galleries on the first floor of the Museum, is a resource for families and children. You are welcome to drop by and try out a range of activities, which focus on a different gallery or theme every couple of weeks and are suitable for children from four years old and upwards.
Activities are free and don’t need to be booked, which means you can stay for as long or as short a time as you like.
Collins Barracks Admission and Opening Hours
Easter Monday 2017
- Proclaiming A Republic exhibition will be open to the public on Easter Monday – 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.
- Museum Shop will be open from 2.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.
- Museum Café will be open from 12 Noon to 5.00 p.m.
There will free family-friendly tours at 2.30 p.m. 3.00 p.m. 3.30 p.m. and 4.00 p.m
No booking required, places limited and allocated on a first-come basis 15 minutes before our starts.
Admission to the Museum is free
Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 – 17:00
Sunday: 14:00 – 17:00
Closed Mondays (including Bank Holidays), Christmas Day and Good Friday
Collins Barracks Museum Cafe
The Museum café offers a wide range of foods from salads, breads, sandwiches, pasta and soup to specialty coffees, muffins, pastries and desserts.
You will find child-friendly food at the café and high-chairs are available on request.
The café is open during Museum hours
Directions To Collins Barracks In Dublin
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.
- 30 minutes walk from O’Connell Street
- 45 minutes walk from Grafton Street
- Five minutes walk from Smithfield, Heuston Station or Phoenix Park
- Bus: 90 (Aston Quay), 25, 25A, 66, 67 (Wellington Quay)
- Luas: Red line Luas (tram) – dedicated ‘Museum’ stop
- Paid parking is available onsite
- 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