Irish Rock 'n' Roll Museum Experience Tours
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Housed inside Temple Lane Studios, the Irish Rock 'n' Roll Museum Experience chronicles the evolution of the Dublin music scene from the 1970s to the present day. The museum features memorabilia from the likes of Thin Lizzy, Rory Gallagher, and U2, and offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse at a live music venue and working studio.
Explore the Irish Rock 'n' Roll Museum on a guided tour. See rehearsal spaces used by Van Morrison, Def Leppard, and more; go backstage at a popular concert venue; and peer inside Temple Lane Studios, where Rihanna and other big-name artists have laid down tracks. During the tour, guides reveal stories about well-known Irish musicians like The Cranberries and Sinead O’Connor, and give visitors a look at rare music memorabilia, from instruments to gold records.
Things to Know Before You Go
- The Irish Rock 'n' Roll Museum is a must for music fans and rock enthusiasts.
- Book tours in advance to ensure a spot at your preferred time.
- Tours can be tailored to suit younger visitors and families.
- The Irish Rock 'n' Roll Museum is not wheelchair accessible.
How to Get There
The Irish Rock 'n' Roll Museum is situated in Temple Bar in the city center. To get there, ride the Green Line Luas tram to the Westmoreland stop and make the 5-minute walk from there. The museum is less than 10 minutes’ walk from the south end of O’Connell Street or the north end of Grafton Street. Multiple Dublin Bus routes stop nearby, either on Dame Street or at College Green.
When to Get There
Tours of the museum take place throughout the year, and are mostly indoors, making this a good rainy-day activity. The museum is busiest during the peak tourist months of July and August; book in advance to ensure a spot.
On the Rock Trail in Dublin
Fans of Irish rock music can visit several other music-related attractions and landmarks around the city. For example, on Harry Street, just off the main shopping thoroughfare of Grafton Street, you’ll find a statue of Dubliner and Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott. The bronze figure stands outside a pub with guitar in hand. Nearby, the Little Museum of Dublin near St. Stephen’s Green hosts an exhibition that celebrates the success of Dublin band U2.
Address: Curved St, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
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Recent Reviews from Experiences in Dublin
Not all Irish and not just Rock N Roll. This place has everything.
, Nov 2019
Title says it all. Not all Irish and not just Rock N Roll. This place has everything. Alan was a fantastic tour guide. We had a small group and he was very personable.
It was interesting.. The museum tour...
, May 2017
It was interesting.. The museum tour guide, Mark, was very enthusiastic and passionate about the musical groups.. The newer recording studio was in use so we were unable to see that.. It was something to see, but not a must see if you only had a few days in Dublin.
This tour was very short and VERY...
, Jul 2016
This tour was very short and VERY rushed. The tour guide talked very fast and we felt like we were being rushed through. The museum was interesting, we had no idea there were so many famous singers and bands that originated in Ireland.
2 Tours and Activities to Experience Irish Rock 'n' Roll Museum Experience
Indulge your love of music on a guided tour of the Irish Rock ‘N’ Roll Museum in Dublin. Alongside your guide, you’ll admire memorabilia from musical superstars such as Michael Jackson and U2, while learning about the history of Ireland’s thriving music scene. See photographic exhibitions that include the likes of The Script and Sinead O’Connor before following in the footsteps of an iconic guitarist in the Thin Lizzy Exhibition. On this small-group tour — limited to four people — you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide.
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.
Maximize your time in Ireland’s vibrant capital with a 24- or 48-hour hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus ticket. Discover Dublin’s spectacular sights and listen to entertaining commentary as you cruise around the capital. Whenever a landmark captures your attention, simply disembark to explore further; see attractions like the Guinness Storehouse, Trinity College, and St. Stephen’s Green and then simply rejoin your bus tour at a time and stop that suits your schedule. Entry to the Little Museum and a Dublin walking tour are included with the bus ticket.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Should I book Irish Rock 'n' Roll Museum Experience tickets in advance?
We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Irish Rock 'n' Roll Museum Experience can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 2 Irish Rock 'n' Roll Museum Experience tickets and tours on Viator.
How much does it cost to visit Irish Rock 'n' Roll Museum Experience 2020?
Currently, an entrance ticket to Irish Rock 'n' Roll Museum Experience costs USD 19.26. Guided Irish Rock 'n' Roll Museum Experience tours start around USD 19.26 per person. See all 2 Irish Rock 'n' Roll Museum Experience tickets and tours on Viator.
What's the best way to experience Irish Rock 'n' Roll Museum Experience?
The best ways to experience Irish Rock 'n' Roll Museum Experience are:
- Irish Rock 'N' Roll Museum Experience Dublin
- Dublin Pass with Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and Entry to Over 30 Attractions
- Dublin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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