Looking for the best museums for kids in Dublin? A visit to Dublinia is a fun experience for children, families and adults alike. Step back in time to Viking and Medieval Dublin for a fun, light-hearted and very unique Dublin experience.
Attracting over 125,000 visitors each year Dublinia is one of the most popular attractions in Dublin, especially for kids and families. Located at the crossroads of the medieval city at Christchurch Cathedral, where modern and old Dublin meet. Dublinia is history brought to life in an exciting way for all to engage, learn and share.
With four exciting exhibitions, you can visit Viking and Medieval Dublin, see Archaeology as a History Hunter and climb the medieval St Michael’s Tower.
Go back to Viking times in Dublin! See for yourself what life was like on-board a Viking warship. Learn of their long and challenging voyages, their weaponry and the skills of being a Viking warrior.
Try on Viking clothes, become a slave (watch those heavy chains) and stroll down a noisy street. Visit a smokey and cramped Viking house, learn the Viking runic alphabet and hear their poetry and sagas. Enjoy the myths and learn of the mysteries surrounding the Vikings and their legacy.
Travel back to medieval Dublin! From Strongbow to the Reformation we recreate the sights, sounds and smells of this busy city.
Learn of warfare, crime and punishment, death and disease and even toothache remedies of 700 years ago. See the city as it would have looked then. Enjoy the spicy aromas; learn to play medieval games and so much more when you visit our medieval fair. Visit a rich merchant’s kitchen and walk along a bustling medieval street, don’t forget to give the beggar some of your change.
See how the History Hunters dig deep to uncover Dublin’s past! Learn how archaeology works with history and science to piece together the jigsaws of our ancestor’s lives and lifestyles. Courtesy of the National Museum of Ireland, see genuine Viking and Medieval artefacts including the skeletal remains of a Viking warrior and a medieval woman, both found in Dublin. Hear the languages of old Dublin and explore the city’s earliest maps. In the Past Today, see how we are influenced by the Viking and Medieval era in today’s books, movies, fashion and architecture.
ST MICHAEL’S TOWER
Dublinia’s late seventeenth-century viewing tower belonged to the church of St Michael’s Tower the Archangel, which once stood at the site now occupied by Dublinia. Newly renovated St Michael’s Tower, an original medieval tower, is a 96 step climb to the top, where you can see spectacular views of the city. Learn all about the history of the St Michael’s Tower and the surrounding parish in our new exhibition at the Tower base.
Families, Children, Adults
St Michael’s Hill, Christ Church, Dublin 8, Ireland
By LUAS: By Luas, red line to the Four Courts, 7 minute walk to Dublinia
By Dublin Bus: 49, 49A, 54A, and 123.
Students / Seniors: €7.50
Family (2+2) €24
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