National Museum Ireland Collins Barracks

The National Museum Ireland Collins Barracks was opened in 1997 and the buildings for centuries before had housed troops and were known as “The Barracks”. The National Museum also has a base at Kildare Street, but the museum at Collins Barracks focuses on Decorative Arts and History and has over a quarter of a million artefacts.

One of the exhibitions at the museum is the 1916 Rising, which looks at the period from 1913 to 1923. It covers the Dublin Lockout, the Easter Rising and the Civil War and how the affected Ireland.

The National Museum Ireland Collins Barracks also includes an exhibition called – The Way We Wore – which examines the period from 1760 to 1960, looking at the clothes and jewellery that people wore during that time.

The National Museum Ireland Collins Barracks is only a short walk away from the Ashling Hotel and is close by to a number of other visitor attractions such as the Guinness Storehouse. For a selection of great value Dublin Hotel Breaks Click Here or check out our great value Dublin Daily Deals.