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NATIONAL MUSEUM DUBLIN

Journey back in time to 7000BC and discover Ireland’s fascinating history through an enchanting collection of artefacts, treasures and art. Feast your eyes on the finest collection of prehistoric gold artefacts in Europe and learn about the enlightened Celts who enjoyed a progressive egalitarian society. Don’t miss the Kingship and Sacrifice exhibition, featuring perfectly preserved bog bodies with haunting facial expressions frozen in time since the Iron Age.

NATIONAL GALLERY OF IRELAND

Boasting an impressive collection of 2,500 paintings and approximately 10,000 other works, Ireland’s National Gallery features every major school of European painting. From watercolours and drawings to prints and sculpture, there’s something for every art lover. The Gallery also houses a dedicated museum to the famously talented Yeats family with an extensive collection of works by Jack B Yeats and his father John Butler. Get lost amongst mesmerizing artworks and find yourself in the Gallery’s charming restaurant for afternoon tea.

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF DECORATIVE ARTS & HISTORY

Once the military home of British colonial rule in Ireland, Collins Barracks has been renovated and reimagined to become the National Museum of Decorative Arts and History. The narrative of Ireland's economic, social, political and military progress is told through an extensive range of artefacts. From silver, ceramic and glassware to weaponry, furniture and costume, the Museum is packed full of treasures, each with its own unique story. Highlights include the modernist collection of Eileen Gray, Ireland’s renowned 20th century designer and architect. For the current calendar of events and exhibitions, please check website.

THE HUGH LANE

Believed to be one of the first modern art galleries in the world, The Hugh Lane houses Francis Bacon’s legendary studio on permanent display since its relocation from London to Dublin in 1998. Intriguing unfinished works and an interactive audio-visual room allows you to get up close and personal with one of the most important figurative artists of the 20th century. The Gallery’s collection also includes Impressionist works by the French masters Manet, Monet, Degas, Renoir and Morisot. Your visit isn’t complete without a perusal of Harry Clarke’s masterpiece The Eve of St Agnes, a demonstration of technical mastery and vivid imagination of this world famous stained glass artist.