Indoor gems to enjoy the season

- Posted on: 21/12/2023 - By: Sofia Carraro Carraro - Cover photography by @wasundwoauchimmer $itemValue.title

While the weather outside may be rainy and cold, there are plenty of indoor activities to enjoy with your friends in this beautiful city. In this blog post, we will share with you the best indoor places to have fun in Dublin this winter. From museums and art galleries to escape rooms and trampoline parks, we have something for everyone. So, grab your friends, put on your rain jackets, and get ready to enjoy all that Dublin has to offer this winter season.


Museums in Dublin:

Dublin is home to many fantastic museums, making it the perfect place to spend a rainy day. The National Museum of Ireland is a must-visit, with exhibitions on history, archaeology, and natural history. The Little Museum of Dublin is a quirky and fun museum that tells the story of Dublin's history in the 20th century. No matter your interests, there is a museum for you in Dublin.


EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum:

Unearth the fascinating history of Ireland at EPIC, an interactive museum that takes you on a journey through Irish emigration. Discover your Irish roots, relive the stories of the past, and dive into a world of captivating exhibits.


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Step back in time at Dublinia, where medieval Dublin comes to life. This hands-on museum lets you explore Viking and medieval history through immersive exhibits and engaging activities. Sword fights, anyone?


National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology:

Escape the rain while uncovering Ireland's rich archaeological heritage. The National Museum of Ireland's Archaeology branch houses treasures like the Ardagh Chalice and the Tara Brooch, offering a glimpse into the nation's ancient past.


The National Wax Museum Plus:

Rub shoulders with wax versions of celebrities, historical figures, and iconic characters at The National Wax Museum Plus. It's a quirky and entertaining way to spend a few hours indoors.


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Art Galleries:

If you're an art lover, Dublin has plenty of galleries to explore. The Hugh Lane Gallery is a beautiful space showcasing modern and contemporary art, including a room dedicated to the works of Francis Bacon. The Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) also has a vast collection of Irish and international art. Another great gallery to visit is the National Gallery of Ireland, which houses over 16,000 works of art from artists such as Caravaggio, Monet, and Van Gogh.


Escape Rooms:

For a fun and challenging indoor activity, check out one of Dublin's many escape rooms. XIT provides themed escape rooms with puzzles to solve and challenges to conquer. Escape Boats is a unique experience that puts you and your friends on a boat, where you must work together to solve puzzles and escape before time runs out.


Dublin Cookery School:

Get creative in the kitchen at Dublin Cookery School. Take a cooking class with your friends and learn to whip up delicious dishes. Plus, you get to savor your culinary creations afterward.


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Trampoline Parks:

If you're looking for a more high-energy activity, consider visiting a trampoline park. Airbound Trampoline Park offers over 50 interconnected trampolines, dodgeball courts, and foam pits. Jumpzone Trampoline Park is another great option, with basketball hoops, obstacle courses, and a giant airbag to jump into. These parks are perfect for anyone looking for a fun and active indoor activity.


Rainforest Adventure Golf:

Bring the outdoors inside at Rainforest Adventure Golf. This tropical-themed indoor mini-golf course is a fun and challenging way to spend a rainy day. Putt your way through lush greenery and waterfalls.


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Bowling in Dublin:

Bowling is a classic indoor activity that is always enjoyable with friends. The Leisureplex Bowling in Dublin is a great place for a fun game of 10-pin bowling. In addition, they also offer laser tag, arcade games, pool tables, and more. This venue provides everything you need to have a great time with your friends.


Indoor Markets – George’s Street Arcade

Immerse yourself in Dublin's diverse shopping scene at indoor markets like George's Street Arcade. Explore stalls adorned with handcrafted jewelry, vintage treasures, and artisanal delights. The air is rich with the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and the enticing sizzle of street food.


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Dublin may have unpredictable weather, but that doesn't mean you can't have a great time indoors. With so many museums, art galleries, escape rooms, trampoline parks, and bowling alleys, there is plenty to do in Dublin this winter. Canbe Hostels hopes that this blog post has given you some inspiration for your next rainy day in the city. So, go out there, have fun, and make some unforgettable memories with your friends.


Remember, Dublin's indoor gems are just waiting to be discovered, no raincoat required. Savour your winter adventures in Ireland's heart!


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