National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History

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National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History
Ard-Mhúsaem na hÉireann - Na hEalaíona Maisiúla ⁊ Stair
Facade of the former Collins Barracks with museum signage in the foreground.
Entrance to the museum
National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History is located in Central Dublin
National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History
Location of the museum in Dublin
Established 18 September 1997
Location Collins Barracks
Benburb Street
Dublin Dublin 7
Ireland
Coordinates 53°20′54″N 6°17′09″W / 53.348367°N 6.28581°W / 53.348367; -6.28581
Type National museum
Collection size 150,000 items
Visitors 313,790 (2009)[1]
Public transit access Museum Luas station Luas
Dublin Bus routes: 25, 25A, 66, 67, 90
Website museum.ie/en/intro/arts-and-history.aspx
National Museum of Ireland network

The National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History (Irish: Ard-Mhúsaem na hÉireann - Na hEalaíona Maisiúla ⁊ Stair) is a branch of the National Museum of Ireland located at the former Collins Barracks in the Arbour Hill area of Dublin, Ireland. The main focus of the galleries is on arts, craft and wares, including exhibits on: Irish coins and currency, silverware, furniture, folklife and costumes, ceramics, glassware, etc. Included are artifacts such as Etruscan vases, gauntlets worn by King William at Battle of the Boyne, a life belt and oar salvaged from the wreck of the RMS Lusitania and a pocket book carried by Wolfe Tone whilst imprisoned in the Barracks.

Preceding station   Luas   Following station
Smithfield
towards Connolly or The Point
  Red Line   Heuston
towards Tallaght

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