Sunday, May 24, 2009

Decorative Arts & History Museum, Dublin

Part of The National Museums of Ireland, the Decorative Arts and History Museum is home to a wide range of objects, which include weaponry, furniture, silver, ceramics and glassware; as well as examples of Folklife and costume.

It houses a permanent exhibition, The Way We Wore. This exhibition displays clothing and jewellery worn in Ireland principally from the 1760s to the 1960s. Although many still think of ‘Irish Dress’ in the context of woollens worn in the West of Ireland, this exhibition shows that in the past the majority of Irish people, even those who wore locally woven fabrics (silk, linen, wool and cotton), dressed in styles that competed with the fashion conscious of Europe. The exhibition of jewellery features some of the materials from which jewellery has been made, the variety of reasons for wearing jewellery, and the range of styles that people have bought and worn over the last few centuries.

National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History,
Collins Barracks,
Benburb Street,
Dublin 7.

For general enquiries:
Tel: +353 1 6777444
Fax: +353 1 6777450

Opening Hours
Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday: 14:00 - 17:00

Closed Mondays
(Including Bank Holidays), Christmas Day and Good Friday

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