Museums & Galleries

A host of Museums and Galleries are dotted around the Dublin City..


Here's a selection of the most popular..


Chester Beatty Library
Dublin Castle, Dublin 2
European Museum of the Year 2002, Irish Museum of the Year 2000. Situated in Dublin Castle, the Chester Beatty Library's exhibitions open a window on the artistic treasures of the great cultures and religions of the world.


Croke Park Experience
Croke Park, St. Joseph's Avenue, (Off Clonliffe Road) Dublin 3
A must for anyone interested in the history and development of Ireland's national games of hurling and gaelic football.
A free shuttle bus operates during the summer from Trinity College, Suffolk Street and O'Connell Street throughout the day.
See details about the museum and stadium tours at


Cow's Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin 8
DESIGNyard is the leading showcase for contemporary jewellery and applied arts in Dublin.


Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
Charlemont House, Parnell Square North,
Dublin 1
Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane is a gallery of modern art and it is the municipal gallery for the city of Dublin.


Dublin Writers Museum
18 Parnell Square North,
Dublin 1
The Irish literary tradition is one of the most illustrious in the world, famous for four Nobel Prize winners and for many other writers of international renown


Dublinia and the Medieval Viking World
St. Michael's Hill, Christchurch, Dublin 8
The Dublinia & the Viking World exhibitions are amongst Dublin's most popular visitor attractions. The exhibitions reveal fascinating glimpses of the Viking and medieval past using reconstructions, audio-visual, artefacts and interactive displays. Superbly researched and imaginatively presented there is something here to interest everyone.


Dublin's City Hall - The Story of the Capital Exhibition
Cork Hill, Dame Street, Dublin 2
The Story of the Capital Exhibition is housed in the vaults of the recently restored neo-classical City Hall. The formal entrance or Rotunda is also open to the public, with its spectacularly gilded dome, murals, sculptures and mosaic and marbled floor.


Irish Museum of Modern Art
Royal Hospital, Military Road, Kilmainham,
Dublin 8
The Irish Museum of Modern Art is Ireland's leading national institution for the collection and presentation of modern and contemporary art.


James Joyce Museum
Joyce Tower, Sandycove, County Dublin
The James Joyce Tower was one of a series of Martello towers built to withstand an invasion by Napoleon and now holds a museum devoted to the life and works of James Joyce, who made the tower the setting for the first chapter of his masterpiece, Ulysses.


National Gallery of Ireland
Merrion Square West & Clare Street,
Dublin 2
The National Gallery of Ireland was established by an Act of Parliament in 1854 and first opened its doors to the public in January 1864.
Today the collection boasts some 2,500 paintings and approximately 10,000 other works in different media including watercolours, drawings, prints and sculpture.


National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History
Collins Barracks, Benburb Street,
Dublin 7
Collins Barracks has been completely renovated and restored to become the National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts and History - charting Ireland's economic, social, political and military progress through the ages.


National Museum of Natural History
Merrion Street,
Dublin 2
Just two years before Charles Darwin published his famous work, 'The Origin of Species', the Natural History Museum in Merrion Street was opened to the public for the first time in 1857.
Now, as then, it educates and inspires, leaving us feeling small and humbled amidst the vast and wondrous diversity of life on display.


National Photographic Archive
Meeting House Square, Temple Bar,
Dublin 2
The National Photographic Archive houses the photographic collection of the National Library of Ireland, of over 600,000 photographs.


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