Hotel and Travel Guide


Dublin Ireland Museums There’s a wide range of museums in Dublin, the majority of the most popular are in and around the city centre. The not to be missed National Museum of Ireland is spread over four different sites. Other museums , which you can visit, such as history museums as well as other more specific ones such as that for the GAA (Irish football and hurling), Guinness, Jameson, and James Joyce and other Irish writers are in Dublin city centre too. Below are some of the most popular to visit during your stay. Do watch, some museums are closed on Mondays.

Travel Guide

Dublin Civic Museum
South William St, Dublin 2.
Telephone - +353 1679 4260
Opening hours - Tuesday to Saturday 10 am-6 pm and Sunday from 11 am-2 pm.
This is a smaller museum and concentrates on the history of Dublin from medieval to today - it is in a lovely 18th century house. Here you’ll find lots of things like photographs, street signs, prints, models and relics of the time of the Vikings. Admission is free.

National Museum Archeology and History
Kildare Street, Dublin 3.
Telephone - +353 1677 7444
Opening hours - Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday 2 pm - 5pm. Closed on Mondays.
The National Museum Archaeology and History dwells on Bronze Age gold ornaments and Irish early Christian relics like the Ardagh Chalice, the Derrynaflan Hoard, the Tara Brooch and the Tully Lough Cross - all amazingly well preserved even since the Bronze age. It’s the largest home of Celtic antiquities in the whole world. There’s also a big collection of items relating to the 1916 Rising and the War of Independence. There is also a permanent Viking exhibition. Admission is free.

National Museum of Natural History
Merrion Square West, Dublin.
Telephone - +353 1677 7444
Opening hours - Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday 2 pm - 5pm. Closed on Mondays.
The oldest part of the National Museum, the Natural History Museum is the favourite of children and animal loving adults. It has over two million exhibits from Ireland and around the world in many glass showcases. A typical old museum with many stuffed animals of all shapes and sizes. Admission is free.

National Museum of Decorative Arts and History
Collins Barrracks, Benburb St., Dublin 7
Telephone - +353 1677 7444
Opening hours - Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday 2 pm - 5pm. Closed on Mondays.
The National Museum of Decorative Arts and History is devoted to Ireland's social, economic, political and military history and is housed in an old army barracks. It has many special exhibitions on costume and clothing, coins and furniture and other themes. There’s a changing program of temporary exhibitions, many of them outdoors - it has utiized the parade ground as another exhibition area. Admission is free.

National Print Museum
Garrison Chapel, Beggars Bush, Haddington Rd, Dublin 4
Telephone - Tel: +353 1660 3770
Open a few hours every day so check the times with the tourist office or by phoning. Again this is in a former barracks and specialises in the print industry. There are guided tours and admission is about €4.

Writers Museum
18-19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1.
Telephone - +353 1872 2077
Opening hours - Monday to Friday 10am - 5pm, Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 11am - 5pm. During the summer it’s also open until 6 pm Monday to Friday.
This is a great hit with visitors - it deals with an interesting subject and is centrally located. It dwells on literary Dublin and the Writers Museum features exhibits on the lives and works of Dublin's literary celebrities including Yeats, Shaw, Beckett, Swift and Joyce. The city is blessed with many Nobel Laureates and this Museum makes the most of this distinction. The exhibition contains books, letters, portraits and some personal items and is housed in a restored Georgian house. Adult tickets are €6.50.