Museums – Dublin has a very interesting
history and its collection of museums cover everything
you need to know about the city. There are a multitude
of museums to visit including history museums as well
as many more specialised ones. Unless your stay is
long, it will probably be difficult to visit all museums.
Taking this into consideration, it may come in handy
to know which are the most popular and visited Museums
For example if you want to discover more about the
cities natural history, Dublin’s Natural
History Museum is a must see. It opened in
1857 and is one of the finest natural history museums
in the world. It houses over 2 million specimens from
Ireland and around the world, including many which
are extinct such as dinosaurs. It’s open from
10am-5pm Tuesday to Saturday, 2pm-5pm on Sunday and
closed on Monday. It is located on Merrion Street
in the city centre and admission is free.
Ireland, and Dublin itself, have produced some of
the greatest writers in history, if this is something
that interests you then The Dublin Writers
Museum is the place to visit. The museum
is dedicated solely to their works and achievements.
On display are first editions, manuscripts, diaries
and letters from authors such as W.B. Yeats, James
Joyce, Oscar Wilde, Samuel Becket, Patrick Kavanagh
and many more. Books on display include a first edition
of Bram Stokers 'Dracula' which was written in Dublin.
The museum opens Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm, Saturday
10am to 5pm and Sunday 11am to 5pm, during the summer
months it is also open until 6pm Monday to Friday.
There is a small cover charge. For more information
A great way to discover more about the important
figures from Dublin is to take a visit to The
National Wax Museum. Located on Parnell Square,
it is packed with full size, realistic wax figures
of some of the most important people in Irish life
past and present. These include former leaders, pop
stars, politicians, actors, writers and more. There
is also a chamber of Horrors, Fairytale and Fantasy
World and the Hall of Megastars. It really is a museum
for the whole family, having something for everyone.
The museum is open 10am to 5:30pm Monday to Saturday
and 12pm to 5:30pm on Sunday. There is a small cover
Other museums to visit in Dublin include:
James Joyce Museum
Joyce Tower, Sandycove
Tel: +353 1 280 9265
Opening Times: February-October inclusive: Monday-Saturday:
10am-1pm, 2pm-5pm. Sunday & Public Holidays: 2pm-5pm.
Other months by arrangement.
Chester Beatty Library
Tel: +353 1 4070750
Opening Times: Monday-Friday: 10am-5pm (May to September).
Tuesday-Friday: 10am-5pm (October-April). Saturdays:
11am-5pm (all year). Sundays: 1pm-5pm (all year).
Closed Public Holiday Mondays, Good Friday, 24th,
25th, 26th December, 1st January.
National Print Museum
Beggar's Bush Barracks
Tel: +353 1 660 3770
Opening Times: May-September: Monday-Friday 10am-5pm,
Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays 12noon-5pm. October-April:
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 2pm-5pm. Other
times by appointment.
Dublin Civic Museum
58 South William Street
Tel: + 353 1 679 4260
Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-6pm. Sunday:
11am-2pm. Closed on Mondays and Bank Holiday Weekends.
Admission is free.
GAA Museum & Croke Park Stadium Tour
Croke Park, St. Joseph's Avenue, (Off Clonliffe Road)
Tel: + 353 1 819 2323
Opening Times: All year: Monday-Saturday: 9.30am-5pm
(last admission 4.30pm) Sunday & Bank Holidays:
12noon-5pm (last admission 4.30pm)
National Museum of Archaeology and History
Tel: +353 1 677 7444
Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-5pm. Sunday:
2pm-5pm. Closed on Mondays.