The three National Museums of Ireland located in Dublin, offer three different perspectives on the history and heritage of the country. The Archaeology and Natural History museums are located next door to each other and adjacent to Leinster House, the location of the Irish Parliament. The Decorative Arts and History museum is further west of the city centre, close to the Guinness Storehouse.
National Museum of Ireland: Archaeology Kildare St., Dublin 2 National
Museum of Ireland: Natural History Merrion St., Dublin 2
National Museum of Ireland: Decorative Arts and History Collins Barracks, Benburb St., Dublin 7
- T: +353 (0)1 677 7444
- W: www.museum.ie
- Hours: Tues-Sat 10:00–17:00; Sun 14:00–17:00
- Price: Free
Guinness Storehouse St James's Gate, Dublin 8
The Guinness Storehouse retells the story of Dublin's most famous drink, the Storehouse covers seven floors surrounding a glass atrium shaped in the form of a pint of Guinness. The Gravity Bar is located on the seventh floor where visitors may drink a pint of Guinness included in the price of admission while enjoying a great view of the city.
- T: +353 (0)1 4084800
- W: www.guinness-storehouse.com/en
- Hours: Daily 9:30 – 17:00. For holidays and extended hours, refer online. Tickets: €17.50 adults
The Irish Emigration Museum, the winner of Europe's Leading Tourist Attraction in 2019 and 2020, contains 20 interactive galleries explaining Irish history, culture and traditions through the story of emigration.
- T: +353 (0)1 906 0861
- W: https://epicchq.com/
- Hours: Daily 10:00 - 6.45 Tickets: €16.50 adults
Dublinia, the heart of Viking and Medieval Dublin. Travel back to Viking and Medieval times at Dublinia, in the heart of the old city at Christchurch.
- T: +353(01)6794611
- W: https://www.dublinia.ie/
- Hours: Daily 10:00 - 6.45 Tickets: €12.00 adults
Other attractions of interest
- Visit Dublin Castle.
- Visit the historical Christ Church Cathedral .
- Visit Trinity College Dublin and see the Book of Kells. To book a visit to the Book of Kells, click here.
- Visit Hugh Lane Gallery and the Writers Museum. Free Admission!
- Walk through Temple Bar to see the craftworks, restaurants and cafes.