Museums and Galleries

Dublin has long been a centre of art and culture. Apart from the large collections of the National Museum and National Gallery and Irish Museum of Modern Art, the city also boasts many fine small private collections. The range of art and artifacts is enormous, and the visitor will have no problem spending many hours enthralled.
Dublin has a number of large and small art galleries including modern art galleries and photo galleries. The main gallery is the National Gallery of Ireland. The National Gallery is situated on Merrion Square West in the city centre, beside the National History museum and Leinster House (the centre of government in Ireland). This is Ireland's main art gallery, consisting of a huge collection. There is also a • You'll be spoiled for choice with a flurry of provocative and beautiful modern art at The Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art and the Irish Museum of Modern Art, which is housed within the stunning Royal Hospital Kilmainham.
The National Gallery houses an impressive collection of Irish Art and European masters, while the exquisite Chester Beatty Library carries a renowned collection of sacred texts, illuminated manuscripts, and miniature paintings from the world's great religions and belief systems.
The National Museum of Natural History dates back to 1857 and with over two million specimens from Ireland and all over the world, it's a great place to bring the kids.
The National Museum of Ireland Archeology and History again houses over two million artifacts ranging in date from 7000BC to the late medieval period. Among the exhibitions is the finest collection of prehistoric gold artifacts in Western Europe.
The more recently opened National Museum of Decorative Arts and History at Collins Barricks includes a wide range of objects including weaponry, furniture, silver, ceramics, glasswear and costumes.
Literary types should head to the Dublin Writers Museum and the James Joyce Museum in the South County Dublin suburb of Sandycovelarge new section which is primarily there to facilitate visiting exhibitions.

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December Special

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