National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History
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Only on the All-Inclusive PassThis attraction is available on the All-Inclusive Pass, but not the Explorer Pass.
What you'll do
This museum charts Ireland's economic, social, political and military progress through the ages
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- With your pass, you'll receive a complimentary National Museum of Ireland Decorative Arts & History Guidebook worth €6.
- Browse the decorative arts collection encompassing silver, ceramics, jewellery and more.
- Work your way through the military exhibition, which showcases Ireland's revolutionary past.
- Your pass also gives you access to many more Dublin attractions, so be sure to check them out.
A former military barracks (Collins), this decorative arts and history collection is a cornerstone of the National Museum of Ireland, which is also home to extensive archaeology and natural history collections.
What You Can Expect to See at the National Museum of Ireland
If you're planning a visit to Dublin, be sure to check out the National Museum of Ireland. Located at the Collins Barracks Museum, this historic landmark is a must-visit for anyone interested in Irish history and culture. Whether you're traveling solo, with friends, or with family, the museum has something for people of all ages. Explore exhibitions that showcase the richness of Ireland's heritage, from prehistoric times to modern-day. Thanks to Go City's digital pass, you can enjoy incredible savings on entry fees to the National Museum of Dublin and other attractions throughout the city. So, don't wait! Pack your bags and explore wonderful Ireland with Go City®!
Artefacts at Collins Barracks range from silver, Asian art, ceramic and glassware pieces to weaponry, furniture, examples of folk-life and costume. The museum also puts on a year-round programme of workshops, talks and tours for all ages.
- Irish Silver collection
- Soldiers and Chiefs exhibition
- The Way We Wore exhibition
- Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising exhibition
More About the Collins Barracks Museum
- Collins Barracks were originally called The Barracks, and was renamed in honour of Michael Collins, First Commander in Chief during the Irish War of Independence
- Collins Barracks were built in 1702 as military barracks and are the second oldest public building in Ireland (first being Royal Hospital Kilmainham, home to the Irish Museum of Modern Art)
- Theobald Wolfe Tone, one of the main leaders of the 1798 rebellion was held prisoner, court-martialled and convicted of treason at Collins Barracks
Things to see at the National Museum of Decorative Arts & History
IB Jorgensen Exhibition
From the 1950s to the 1990s, Danish born Ib Jorgensen was one of Ireland’s leading fashion designers, attracting a clientele from amongst the wealthiest and stylish women in the country. A graduate of Dublin’s Grafton Academy of Dress Designing, Ib was only twenty two years old when he set up his own salon and his name was to become synonymous with elegant, glamorous clothing. He displayed a relentless attention to detail in his work, and the hallmarks of his classic clothing were fine tailoring and perfect finishing.
Asgard- The 1914 Howth gun-running vessel conserved
The yacht Asgard is one of the most iconic items of recent Irish history. From her building in 1905 by Colin Archer, the great Norwegian naval architect, to her pivotal role in the 1914 Howth gun-running and her later use as Ireland’s first national sail-training vessel, the yacht has had many incarnations
See full list of exhibitions by visiting museum.ie
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Know before you go
Please show your pass on arrival.
Where you'll be
Collins Barracks,, Benburb Street, Dublin, IE
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