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Dublin has long been a centre of art and culture. Apart from the large collections of the National Museum and National Gallery and Irish Museum of Modern Art, the city also boasts many fine small private collections. The range of art and artifacts is enormous, and the visitor will have no problem spending many hours enthralled.
Visit www.visitdublin.com/seeanddo/museumsandgalleries for a full list of museums and galleries.

National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology
National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology Walk into the National Museum of Ireland on Kildare Street and you are magically transported back in time. A stroll through time will take you all the way back to 7,000BC.
The Museum first opened its doors in 1890 and since then it has been filling in the blanks for us through its extensive archaeological collections.
Take time at The Treasury which features outstanding examples of Celtic and Medieval art, such as the famous Ardagh Chalice, the Tara Brooch and the Derrynaflan Hoard
The new and fascinating Kingship & Sacrifice exhibition centres on a number of recently found bog bodies dating back to the Iron Age. Displayed along with other bog finds from the Museums collections, it offers you an opportunity to come 'face to face' with your ancient ancestors.
Admission is free.
www.museum.ie

National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History
National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History Collins Barracks has been completely renovated and restored to become the National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts and History - charting Ireland's economic, social, political and military progress through the ages.
Artefacts on display range from silver, ceramic and glassware pieces to weaponry, furniture, examples of folk life and costume.
The new Military History exhibition called 'Soldiers and Chiefs: The Irish at War at Home and Abroad, 1550-2001' uses original artefacts, letters, replicas and audio accounts, showing how soldiering and war have affected the lives of Irish people. All of these pieces are displayed with imagination in innovative and contemporary galleries, which entice you to go further, look harder and examine more closely.
Admission is free.
www.museum.ie

National Gallery of Ireland
National Gallery of Ireland The National Gallery of Ireland was established by an Act of Parliament in 1854 and first opened its doors to the public in January 1864. Today the collection includes over 2,500 paintings and some 10,000 other works in different media including watercolours, drawings, prints and sculpture. Every major European School of painting is extensively represented. It also houses a renowned collection of Irish paintings. The gallery's highlights include the Yeats Museum, and works by Vermeer, Caravaggio, Picasso, Van Gogh and Monet. Enjoy visiting the National Gallery of Ireland and its award winning Millennium Wing.”
Free to permanent collection. Admission charge to special exhibitions in the Millennium Wing.
Included in The Dublin Pass
www.nationalgallery.ie

Irish Museum of Modern Art
IMMA 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.
It also creates more widespread access to art and artists through its Studio and National programmes.
The Museum is housed in the magnificent, 17th century Royal Hospital building, whose grounds include a formal garden, meadow and medieval burial grounds.
Admission is free.
www.imma.ie