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Learn about the role Vikings played in medieval Dublin, and the lives of Dubliners during the medieval period, at the interactive Dublinia museum and heritage center, complete with a replica Viking warship and relics from sites all across the city. Climb to the top of St. Michael’s Tower for views over Dublin’s rooftops.
Experience the conditions of medieval Dublin with a visit to this museum. Visitors learn about the weaponry Vikings used in battle, ancient languages spoken, and the ravages of plagues. Interactive exhibits include a re-created street scene and the dark interior of a Viking household. Discounted admission is available to Dublinia with the Dublin Pass or through a combined ticket with the nearby Christ Church Cathedral.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Dublinia is a must-see attraction for families seeking educational activities and for history buffs.
- Be prepared for walking and stairs; St. Michael’s Tower has 96 steps to the top.
- Dublinia is wheelchair-accessible but there is no elevator access to St. Michael’s Tower.
How to Get There
To reach Dublinia via public transportation, take the Red Line of the Luas tram to the Four Courts stop; the museum is a 7-minute walk away. From Grafton Street, Dublinia is a 15-minute walk along Dame Street. The museum is near other Dublin attractions, including Christ Church Cathedral and Dublin Castle.
When to Get There
Dublinia is open daily with slightly different opening hours depending on the season; check the website before a visit. Summer is the most popular season for the museum. If possible, choose a weekday over a Saturday or Sunday to avoid crowds.
Fun for Kids
This educational heritage center has a range of fun options for kids. Interactive exhibits offer the chance to try on Viking clothes and slip into the heavy chains of Irish slaves. Kids can also learn medieval games and hear Viking poetry. To learn more about medieval Dublin, download the Dublin City Walls app for a guided historical walk through the city.
Address: St Michaels Hill, Dublin, Ireland
3 Tours and Activities to Experience Dublinia
Design your own ideal (and cost-efficient) tour of Dublin’s top things to do and see with the Dublin Pass and see attractions such as Guinness Storehouse, Jameson Distillery Bow St., and Glasnevin Cemetery Museum. With your single- or multi-day ticket, visit brew houses, museums, castles, cathedrals and more. Explore the city at your leisure on a hop-on hop-off bus sightseeing tour. Enjoy skip-the-line access to popular sites and discounts at city restaurants and shops. With free entry to more than 25 attractions around town, the Dublin Pass offers something for the whole family. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes (purchased by December 31) are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for 30 days and/or the remaining number of attraction choices purchased.
I'm a certificate Failte Ireland national guide, I love this country its history, folklore, heritage and culture. In two hours and half we will visit the most iconic touristic venues and we will walk through the locals areas where we will meet those locals you won't meet in the city centre enjoying a good cake and local stories
Informative and interesting tour where the guide will bring the past to life with lighthearted stories & anecdotes rather than just hard dates and cold facts
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Frequently Asked Questions
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