The Museum of Decorative Arts is home to a fantastic collection nof artifacts that reflect Irish economic, social, industrial, political and military history over the last 300 years. The collection includes weaponry, furniture, silver, ceramics, glassware and clothing. Of special significance is the collection of Irish Silver, which is considered the largest in the world, it exhibits not just at the craftsmanship involved in producing the very intricate and pretty objects on display but also at the mining and assaying of the precious metal. The displays of irish furniture include not just period pieces but also the work of designer Eileen Gray one of the most influential and famous designers and architects of the 20th century. Other permanent exhibitions in the museum include those surrounding Coins and Currency, Neo Celtic Art. There is also an eclectic selection of the curators' favourite memorabilia and objects from the Museum’s collections. This latest exhibition also includes the intricate Fonthill Vase. This relic is the earliest documented piece of Chinese porcelain to be found in Europe. The museum has been known for putting emphasis on involving the community near it. It holds very entertaining events, tours and lectures aimed at adults, families and children. Those who want to have a quick snack can do so at the museum café which serves excellent food especially during lunch. The Museum of The Decorative Arts is a great place to visit in your travel to Ireland. Car travel is a great way to see all of Ireland’s many attractions. A car trip gives visitors a clear picture of what Ireland really is, free from the artificiality that is most usually experienced in commercial tours. Car hire companies offer very competitive car hire packages to travellers who wish to take a car trip through the country.
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