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Chester Beatty Library

Attractions, Museums

Many of the finest works from Sir Alfred Chester Beatty's priceless art collection are housed in this purpose-built museum. An Irish-American mining magnate...

Clock Tower Building
Free

Dublin Writers' Museum

Museums

It can be hard to showcase the real achievements of writers, but this small, jam-packed museum does pretty well, featuring unique and well-chosen...

18-19 Parnell Square
Major venue

Dublinia

Attractions, Museums

The crudely interactive features of this exhibition on the world of medieval Dublin seem to date from a pre-digital age, but overall this exhibition is the...

Christ Church

Heraldic Museum

Museums

In 1886 George Moore said of the Kildare Street Club: 'It represents all that is respectable, that is to say, those who are gifted with that oyster-like...

Kildare Street
Free

Hugh Lane Gallery (Municipal Gallery of Modern Art)

Art, Museums

Celerating its centenary in 2008, the Municipal Gallery is named after Hugh Lane, nephew of Yeats's friend Lady Gregory and noted art patron who determined...

Parnell Square North
FreeMajor venue

Imaginosity

Critics' choice
Museums

The capital's newest child-oriented attraction, Imaginosity is a children's museum that has pretty much everything you need to get curious young minds...

The Plaza

Irish Museum of Modern Art

Art, Museums

One of the most important 17th-century buildings in Ireland, the Royal Hospital was designed by Sir William Robinson in 1684 to serve as a nursing home for...

Royal Hospital
FreeMajor venue

James Joyce Centre

Critics' choice
Museums

Joyce never lived here, nor did Leopold Bloom, though a minor character in Ulysses - Denis Maginni - held dance classes here (but then in what building in...

35 North Great George's Street

James Joyce Museum

Museums

Famously the setting for the opening chapter of Ulysses, in which Joyce mocks Oliver St John Gogarty as 'stately, plump Buck Mulligan', this Martello tower...

Joyce Tower
Major venue

Jewish Museum

Critics' choice
Museums

This collection of documents and artefacts relating to the Jewish community of Ireland includes a reconstruction of a late 19th-century kitchen typical of a...

3 Walworth Road
Free

National Gallery of Ireland

Art, Museums

This gallery houses a small but fine collection of European works from the 14th to the 20th centuries, including paintings by Caravaggio (in Room 42),...

Merrion Square West
FreeMajor venue

National Museum of Archaeology & History

Museums

Established in 1877 by the Science and Art Museums Act, the National Museum is deservedly one of Dublin's most popular attractions. The 19th-century...

Kildare Street
Major venue

National Museum of Ireland: Decorative Arts & History

Art, Museums

Housed in the breathtaking confines of the barracks formerly used by the British Army, this branch of the National Museum of Ireland contains the nation's...

Collins Barracks
FreeMajor venue

National Print Museum

Critics' choice
Museums

Surprisingly enough, this display of printing equipment is not, in fact, mind-numbingly boring - which is a feat in itself. Truth be told, it's positively...

Garrison Chapel

National Transport Museum

Critics' choice
Museums

The National Transport Museum is filled with vehicles dating from the 1880s to the 1970s: trams, buses, commercial and military vehicles. Given the state of...

Howth Castle Demesne
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