Dublinia
Speciality MuseumsHistoric SitesHistory Museums
10:00 - 16:30
Monday
10:00 - 16:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 16:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 16:30
Thursday
10:00 - 16:30
Friday
10:00 - 16:30
Saturday
10:00 - 16:30
Sunday
10:00 - 16:30
About
Dublinia is a museum that explores Viking and Medieval Dublin and is located at the heart of the historic city. Witness the sights, sounds and smells of this busy town in Viking and Medieval times. Visit a Viking house, a Viking street, or see what life was like on-board a Viking warship. Learn about crime and punishment in Medieval Dublin, death and disease and even toothache remedies of 700 years ago and enjoy the spicy aromas and so much more in the medieval fair. See our range of amazing artefacts from the National Museum, take a flying visit over the Medieval city and immersive yourself in an exciting audio-visual experience, a story of one man’s life growing up in Medieval Dublin. Take a 96 step climb up the original medieval tower of St. Michael for spectacular views. Meet Living History guides who are experts in Viking coin minting, the gruesome history of the Barber Surgeon, medieval herbalism and Hnefatafl (Viking chess).
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Stephanie & Anthony
    Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom625 contributions
    Busy but worth it
    Unexpectedly good. Having looked and planned our days we had a spare fee hours and popped in here and glad we did. Well worth the money, plenty to read and see, several floors with many exhibits. Tv screens spoken in English but options for several languages in subtitles. Tower at the end a nice touch
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 March 2023
  • Michael G
    7 contributions
    Straightforward, Informative museum
    This museum was very informative of Ireland’s history in an engaging manner. Some exhibits were a bit young for our teenage kids, but I saw they were nice for the younger kids. The exhibits were also enjoyable to the adults. We spent a couple hours strolling through and could have spent longer
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 April 2023
  • robkitchuk
    Stirling, United Kingdom92 contributions
    Intro to Dublin.
    Great intro to Viking and early Dublin. Brilliant staff and took time to talk to them especially about medicine and viking costume. Good recreation if slightly dated in places. Make sure you visit the tower too.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 April 2023
  • Ginny
    Dublin, Ireland21 contributions
    One of my new favourite museums!
    I thought Dublinia would be a quick visit but I ended up spending over three hours in this museum. I especially loved talking to the Living Historians about what the vikings had worn and being able to handle the reproduction items. Thank you Katrina and the Viking for taking the time to answer my questions! It was also a treat to be able to climb St Michael’s Tower.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 9 April 2023
  • Shiny
    3 contributions
    Great experience!
    Great way to spend a Suday morning. As we arrived we met Roan. He was very informative and told us about the walking tour. We decided to go and lucky for us our guide was Roan. The tour was engaging and I really enjoyed it. When we came back we continued inside and did the self guided tour. I can highly recommend it. I would also climb up the tower great views!
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 April 2023
  • Sarah M
    5 contributions
    Dublinia school tour
    We had a guided school tour here back in March. Our tour guide Carl was absolutely fantastic, full of knowledge and was able to answer every question thrown at him by 9 year olds! At the end of the tour we found out it was Carl's very first day working as a tour guide at Dublinia, something that we would never have guessed! Thank you Carl and Dublinia for a great school tour!
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 2 May 2023
  • Stefan S
    24 contributions
    worth a visit, for adults and kids, great presentation of exhibits
    very nice presentation of exhibits. Museum for the whole familiy with figures, maps, stories, equipment. Anything but a boring museum. If you've got a bit more time in the city. do visit Dublinia. Entry is € 14 (online), combination ticket with Church is available at Dublinia only.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 7 May 2023
  • Cat_Johnson24
    Redmond, Oregon2 contributions
    Take the Dublinia guided tour with Luke
    Our tour guide, Luke, was so knowledgeable about the Vikings and ancient European history. We got way more out of the museum with Luke explaining everything so well. He really knows the subject matter! This would be a great tour for families with children as well as all ages.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 22 May 2023
  • TwoputtandMore
    Ormond Beach, Florida185 contributions
    History of Dublin
    The Dublinia museum is the overall history of the area of Dublin. If offers excellent displays from the very beginning of the settlement of the area by the Norwegians through to English occupying the area. It has 3 floors of exhibits and a lot of information. Highly recommend this musuem for the history of Dublin.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 May 2023
  • Tania R
    Dexter, Missouri12 contributions
    A fun way to learn about the Viking/ Ireland connection
    While this experience is geared more for kids, my friend and I really enjoyed it. Maybe because we are early childhood educators. The staff were helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. You walk through interactive displays. Don’t miss the opportunity to go up in the bell tower for some great views of this part of the city. You can easily combine this with a tour of Christ Church Cathedral and it’s grounds.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 7 June 2023
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tptraveler11
Reno, NV219 contributions
Jan 2024 • Solo
This place was fascinating! I never realized Dublin owed so much to the Vikings when it came to the founding of the city. Plenty of history and interactive exhibits for families. Make sure to plan a few hours to see the whole thing. I shorted myself by arriving later in the afternoon.
Written 14 February 2024
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gazncaz
New york3 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
We had an amazing experience. Both the visit to the museum and the free guided walk of the old viking city with Muireanne (forgive the spelling ) a fantastic and enthusiastic guide who made it special for us. Thank you so much.
Written 13 February 2024
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Miranda S
4 contributions
Feb 2024 • Solo
I forgot to get the name of the lovely person at reception, but she really made me feel welcome and I so appreciated that coming from abroad in my first time in Dublin. Felt like I got a great sense of what the experience would be like and her kindness stood out to me (as well as her enjoyment of a good cup of coffee). I know that's not viking related, but service quality is so important. David was also very helpful in giving me an intro to the space.

Once inside, it's mostly a self-guided tour, though I was on the heels of a couple of groups, so overheard a few added facts from the lovely tour guides. Also nice to have staff check in to make sure you have what you need and know where to go.

Yes, it's mostly aimed at a youth audience, but I still learned quite a bit that I didn't know, and while I think the setup is definitely more for kids than adults (in direct contrast to the next door cathedral), the experience in general was a good one. I'd recommend it to people particularly curious about viking history as it relates to Ireland specifically.
Written 9 February 2024
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Seán W
Cork, Ireland113 contributions
Jan 2024 • Solo
A very informative and interactive look into the historic development of dublin. Cannot be stressed enough how great this attraction is. Staff are super friendly also. Amber was so welcoming and Friendly
Written 28 January 2024
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Patrick D
2 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
Well informed guide who was so knowledgeable about Viking Dublin . Excellent interactive experience
Written 3 December 2023
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steve m
Rockhampton, Australia186 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
One of our sons had heard about this attraction, so we did the hop on- hop off ride to it. I’d never heard of it but was blown away by the display. Lovingly recreated from the days of the Viking raiders (and settlers), through the early wars between the Irish Lords wanting to be King, the establishment of Dublin as a town, then a city. The effect of the Black Death and various other pandemics is covered too. Well worth the time!
Written 2 December 2023
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Shawn W
Halifax, Canada9 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
This Viking/Medieval Ireland museum is actually located in the leftmost section of Christ Church Cathedral. It combines aspects of a wax museum, archaeology exhibit and media presentation to give you an interactive look into what life was like back in those times. It's a big museum, covering a full 3 floors of the building. You can walk through and get the gist of it in about an hour, but if you want to read any of the information or take in the media presentations, you probably want to plan for 2. Definitely a worthwhile stop if you're into this type of thing.
Written 18 November 2023
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Chris M
Brisbane, Australia30 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
If you want to experience Dublin life in medieval times, this is a way to do it. Firstly, the staff are really friendly and proud of their museum. Secondly, it is well presented and the audio visual exhibits are captivating.

Go see how lucky you are that you live in the 21st century. See the bones of a real Viking and his recreation in a short movie. Fearsome man who died in his teens. See the housing. If you thought Covid was the worst, the exhibit of the Black Plague will make you rethink. Get a flea bite back then and you’re dead in a few hours!

Christine at reception, you’re a gem.
Written 18 November 2023
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Nikki L
Chesterfield, MA2 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
I did the walking tour of Viking and Medieval Dublin, which was included in the price of the ticket, with our guide, Muireann. She was a wealth of information! She was informative and always willing to answer questions, no matter how silly they may have seemed. The tour was about an hour long (if you go when it's cold, make sure you bundle up!), and we walked the circumference of the medieval part of Dublin, with various stops throughout. For me, that was the highlight of visiting Dublinia. The museum and exhibits were interesting, as was visiting Christ Church Cathedral. But Muireann is really what made the history come alive for me.
Written 13 November 2023
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langericious
dublin38 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
What a great day out in our own city passing this place daily and never went in - great day out for kids and adults really friendly helpful staff big shout out to christine and Shannon that sheltered us in the throes of storm Debi the old Tart but didn’t dampen our enjoyment of the venue - would recommend big time and if you have a head for heights hit st Michaels tower
The stained glass throughput is superb and the artefacts on display and the research are very informative we all loved the birdseye view movie near the end so continued success to everyone involved it’s really good
Written 13 November 2023
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