Architectural Tour of Collins Barracks - Open House Dublin 2024

Architectural Tour of Collins Barracks

Collins Barracks, Benburb St, Stoneybatter, Dublin, D07 XKV4

Dates & Times
  • Friday 13th October:
  • 1.30pm – 2.15pm
  • 2.30pm – 3.15pm
  • Saturday 14th October:
  • 1pm – 1.45pm
  • 2pm – 2.45pm
Tour type
  • Building Tour

Thomas Burgh

Collins Barracks was an army base for almost 300 years before being renovated for use as a museum. The network of tall, granite-faced buildings occupy an 18 acre site and retain an imposing, military air. The site boasts a rich and varied history. Completed in 1704, it played an important role suppressing uprisings over the centuries. Wolfe Tone, the founder and leading member of the United Irishman, was court martialled and imprisoned here after the 1798 Rebellion. During the 1916 Easter Rising, troops based here tackled rebel positions on Usher’s Island, at the Four Courts, and in the GPO. Tour the grounds and discover the collections it houses.

Drop in for guided tours of National Museum of Ireland at Collins Barracks. Discover some of the highlights of the National collection.
No booking required, places limited and allocated on a first-come basis 15 minutes before tour starts.

Accessibility Information

Collins Barracks has a fully accessible car park with accessible parking.
All galleries in the Museum are fully accessible, with three lifts in the main exhibition, and one in the Asgard exhibition.
Guide and Assistance dogs are welcome.

Wheelchair accessible, Accessible Toilets, Assistance Dogs welcome

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