National Museum of Ireland, Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks

Thomas Burgh, 1704 /
Benburb Street, Smithfield, Dublin 7
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Celebrate Open House 2021 and join an outdoor tour where you will learn about the history and the architecture of the historic site, Collins Barracks - the spectacular Dublin home of the National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History. Collins Barracks was an army base for some 200 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. 

Tour Info

Tours at 2pm and 3pm Pre-book only.  Accessibility info
  • The main gate from Benburb Street for both car and pedestrian access. Please note there is a steep incline from this gate to the entrance of Clarke Square.
  • A second entrance gate for cars and pedestrians is located at the rear of the site from the Arbour Hill area. There is a steep decline from the gate to the car park.
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  • Wheelchair Accessible.


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