Collins Barracks

Local nameCollins Barracks
LocationDublin North City Poor Law Union, Ireland

Collins Barracks is a former military barracks in the Arbour Hill area of Dublin, Ireland. The buildings now house the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History.

Previously housing both British Armed Forces and Irish Army garrisons through three centuries, the barracks were the oldest continuously occupied example in the world. Built in 1702, and further extended in the late 18th century and 19th century, the complex's main buildings are neo-classical in style. Originally called simply The Barracks, and later The Royal Barracks, the name was changed to Collins Barracks when handed over to the Irish Free State in 1922. Since 1997 the barracks have been home to collections of the National Museum of Ireland, and the original structures have seen some award winning redevelopment and conservation work to support this new role.

Tags Decorative Arts MuseumMilitary FacilityHistoric BuildingNational MuseumWheelchair AccessibleMuseumFree
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Opening hours

Mon: closed
Tue - Sat: 10 am - 5 pm
Sun: 2 pm - 5 pm
Holidays: closed


Free entry.

More information and contact

Wikipedia (Museum)

Official Website

Phone +353 1 6777444

Address Benburb St, Arran Quay, Dublin 7, Ireland

Coordinates 53°20'56.292" N -6°17'23.332" E

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