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Dublin's dazzling Museums: A journey through history and culture

- Posted on: 03/12/2023 - By: Sofia Carraro Carraro - Cover photography by @zach-plank $itemValue.title

Dublin is a city full of history, culture and art. Dubbed as “the City of a Thousand Welcomes", it is a great destination for travellers and backpackers who want to explore both the traditional and modern sides of Ireland. Whether you're a history buff, art enthusiast or just simply curious, Dublin museums are definitely worth visiting.

 

Trinity College Dublin - Book of Kells

Trinity College Dublin houses the world-famous Book of Kells, a beautifully illuminated manuscript dating back to the 9th century. Explore this ancient masterpiece and the stunning Long Room Library, often said to have inspired the Hogwarts library in Harry Potter.

 

Location: College Green, Dublin 2 📍

Tickets: Adults €14, Seniors/Students €12, Children (12-17) €7, Family (2 adults + 4 children) €35

Opening Days: Daily

 

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IMMA - Irish Museum of Modern Art

IMMA is a haven for art lovers, featuring contemporary and modern Irish and international art. Explore thought-provoking exhibitions, sculptures, and stunning gardens in the historic Royal Hospital setting.

 

Location: Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 8 📍

Tickets: Free admission (some exhibitions may have a fee)

Opening Days: Tuesday to Sunday (closed Mondays)

 

EPIC - The Irish Emigration Museum

Delve into the incredible stories of Irish emigrants and their impact on the world at EPIC. Interactive displays and immersive exhibitions bring history to life, making it an educational and entertaining experience.

 

Location: Custom House Quay, Dublin 1 📍

Tickets: Adults €16, Children (6-15) €8, Students/Seniors €14, Family (2 adults + 2 children) €42

Opening Days: Daily

 

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Christ Church Cathedral 

Step into the stunning Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin's oldest building. Admire its medieval architecture, climb the tower for panoramic views, and explore its crypt, home to historical artifacts.

 

Location: Christchurch Place, Dublin 8 📍 (connected to Dublinia and the Viking World)

Tickets: Adults €8.50, Seniors/Students €7.50, Children (6-18) €4.50, Family (2 adults + 2 children) €20

Opening Days: Daily

 

Dublinia and the Viking World

Travel back in time to Dublin's Viking and medieval past at Dublinia. Interactive exhibits and reenactments bring history to life, making it a fun and educational experience for all ages.

 

Location: St. Michael's Hill, Christchurch, Dublin 8 📍 (connected to Christ Church Cathedral) 

Tickets: Adults €10.50, Children (3-18) €7.50, Students/Seniors €9.50, Family (2 adults + 2 children) €30

Opening Days: Daily

 

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National Wax Museum Plus

Explore the world of wax figures and interactive displays at the National Wax Museum Plus. Meet your favourite celebrities, historical figures, and superheroes in lifelike detail.

 

Location: Westmoreland Street, Dublin 2 📍

Tickets: Adults €16, Children (5-12) €11, Family (2 adults + 2 children) €45

Opening Days: Daily

 

The National Leprechaun Museum

Discover the whimsical side of Irish folklore at The National Leprechaun Museum. Immerse yourself in the magical tales of leprechauns and fairies through interactive exhibitions and storytelling that happens during daytime and night . It's a unique experience that both kids and adults will enjoy.

 

Location: Jervis Street, Dublin 1 📍

Tickets: Adults €16, Children (3-12) €10, Family (2 adults + 2 children) €45

Opening Days: Daily

 

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Dublin Castle

Discover the rich history of Dublin at the iconic Dublin Castle. Explore the State Apartments, visit the Chester Beatty Library, and stroll through the beautiful gardens. It's a glimpse into Ireland's political and cultural heritage.

 

Location: Dame Street, Dublin 2 📍

Tickets: Adults €8, Seniors/Students €6, Children (under 12) free

Opening Days: Daily

 

Dublin's museums cater to all ages, interests, and budgets. With the help of our ultimate guide, you can now plan your visit to Dublin's most iconic museums with ease. These iconic museums in Dublin offer a diverse range of experiences, from delving into folklore and history to immersing yourself in art and culture. Whether you're a history buff, art enthusiast, or simply curious about Ireland's rich heritage, these museums have something for everyone. So, grab your tickets, embark on a cultural journey, and let Dublin's museums unfold their fascinating stories before your eyes!

 

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