Architectural Tour of Collins Barracks - Open House Dublin 2023
Building Tour

Architectural Tour of Collins Barracks

Collins Barracks, Benburb St, Stoneybatter, Dublin, D07 XKV4
Tour Dates & Times
  • Saturday 15 October:
  • 2.30pm – 3.30pm |
  • 3.30pm – 4.30pm
A long stone building, with almost 100 windows and an arch entrance way, stands on stone grounds Collins Barracks, a long stone building with visible singing for the Museum entrance

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. The Museum has three entrance gates. To the front of the building, via Benburb Street, you can enter both by car and by foot. There is a Luas-entrance gate, but this is not wheelchair accessible- the Benburb Street entrance is just a short way down the street from the Luas stop. To the back of the Museum is the Arbour Hill entrance, however please note there is a steep incline from the gate to the car park. 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. Please note that the light in some exhibition spaces is quite low to address conservation concerns around certain artefacts.

Wheelchair accessible, Accessible Toilets, Assistance Dogs welcome

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