Museums in Dublin

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Like any major European city Dublin has its share of museums. See the following list.

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Dublin Writers Museum

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The Irish Literary tradition is one of the most illustrious in the world, famous for four Nobel prize-winners and for many other writers of International renown. In 1991 the Dublin Writers Museum was opened to house a history and celebration of literary Dublin.

Situated in a magnificent eighteenth century mansion in the north city centre, the collection features the lives and works of Dublin's literary celebrities over the past three hundred years. Swift, Sheridan, Shaw and Wilde, Yeats, Joyce and Beckett are among those presented through their books, letters, portraits more..

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address:18 Parnell Square
tel:4750854
admission:£2.60- £3.10

Irish Museum of Modern Art

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The Irish Museum of Modern Art is Ireland's leading national institution for the collection and presentation of modern and contemporary art. The Museum presents a wide variety of art in a dynamic programme of exhibitions, which regularly includes bodies of work from its own Collection and its award-winning Education and Community Department.

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url:www.modernart.ie
address:Royal Hospital, Military Road, Kilmainham

National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks

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National Museum of Ireland
National Museum of Ireland
photo by: Hans-Peter Harmsen

Collins Barracks is Ireland's newest museum of the decorative arts and of the economic, social. political and military history of the state. The site of the museum was acquired by the National Museum in 1994 and is the oldest military barracks in Europe, as well as the oldest continuously occupied barracks in the world.

On display are artefacts ranging from weaponry, furniture, folklife and costumes to silver, ceramics and glassware. From the finest in design and materials to the simplest and most humble, each and every object has its own unique and particular story to tell more..

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address:Collins Barracks, Benburb Street
tel:6777444

National Gallery of Ireland

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The National Gallery of Ireland houses the national collection of Irish art and European master paintings. Admission to the permanent collection is free.

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url:www.nationalgallery.ie
address: Merrion Square West & Clare Street

Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery

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The Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art was the first public Gallery of modern art in these islands. The Gallery opened in 1908 with a considerable collection of works by Irish and continental artists, including the Impressionists.

In 1993, the collection moved to its present location in the 18th century Charlemont House, Parnell Square, where it has built up the most representative collection of 20th century Irish art, including contemporary art, as well as a comprehensive range of international artworks. The Stained Glass room contains famous works by Harry Clarke, more..

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address:Parnell Square
tel:8741903
admission:Free

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