Museum Design Takeover at Collins Barracks - Open House Dublin 2023
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Museum Design Takeover at Collins Barracks

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Collins Barracks, Benburb St, Stoneybatter, Dublin, D07 XKV4
Tour Dates & Times
  • Sunday 16 October:
  • 2pm – 3.30pm
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A long stone building, with almost 100 windows and an arch entrance way, stands on stone grounds Two children lean against a window pane inside Collins Barracks, a Museum educator stands over them.

Join architect Muhammad Achour to reimagine some of the Museum outdoor and indoor spaces through an interactive design and architecture workshop. Learn about how the design of our public spaces impacts on how we interact and engage with them in a fun and creative activity.

Workshop Facilitator: Muhammad Achour MSc BArch

Muhammad Achour grew up in Aleppo, Syria, where he got his bachelor’s degree in architecture, then worked there as a lecturer and teaching assistant before relocating to Dublin. He now works at Dublin City University as a teaching assistant. During his masters’ studies at UCD in 2016 he fell in love with the idea of community engagement and the search for making better cities and making cities better. He founded ‘Places of ARcture’ a social enterprise that advocates for using art and architecture as tools to engage with local communities. He believes that community engagement within our neighborhoods is a key tool for achieving liveable cities. He has delivered a creative co-creation workshop with transition year students in Dublin entitled, ‘Imaginary Public Space’ through the Irish Architecture Foundation’s Architect in School initiative.

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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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