Dublinia

Dublinia, Dublin: Hours, Address, Dublinia Reviews: 4/5

Speciality Museums • Historic Sites • History Museums
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10:00 - 17:30
Monday
10:00 - 17:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:30
Thursday
10:00 - 17:30
Friday
10:00 - 17:30
Saturday
10:00 - 17:30
Sunday
10:00 - 17:30
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).
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  • Four Courts • 6 min walk
  • Smithfield • 8 min walk
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Kkoleary
Scottsdale, AZ791 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
I found this museum to be an interactive way to learn about the Viking heritage and their contribution to Dublin. Unfortunately we were there with school tours and the children pretty much dominated the place preventing the staff from answering any questions we had. I did learn history of the Viking kings and clans. I enjoyed the museum but I would recommend going in afternoon when school is out.
Written 21 May 2022
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MIHAELA C
London, UK4 contributions
May 2022 • Family
Great experience and with a wealth of information and visuals to transpose you back in time! Well balanced for kids and adults alike. We loved every moment and made us appreciate even more the little things we take for granted everyday….
Written 1 May 2022
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Julie AB
Beverly, MA57 contributions
Apr 2022
When planning our trip to Dublin, I wanted to make sure there was something for everyone in our family and knew this would be a hit with my American sixth-grader who has been learning about early civilizations and archaeology. Dublinia didn't disappoint.

We were pleased with the staff who offered hands-on experiences for visitors and lots of information. The exhibits were well done and shared interesting information. We enjoyed the finale with a walk up the tower - a nice cap to the medieval portion of the tour.

I appreciated that the museum tackled "daily life" in all forms - from eating to markets to travels. We will never forget the sounds of the "seated man." LOL!
Written 26 April 2022
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LR1
4 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
We loved visiting Dublinia. It is wonderfully set up and is a great educational and enjoyable explanation of Dublin History. We particularly enjoyed the replica viking round house and medieval merchants house and the displays on both the Vikings and the Medieval times. All very well displayed and interactive activities for kids were brilliant. There was a fantastic audio visual large screen presentation aswell. Lots of work has gone into this and it should definitely be a must do on any visit to Dublin, whether you are Irish or a visitor from abroad. If I had one comment, it would be that there were too many visitors in our 11.30 am time slot, including a walking tour, who basically took over large sections of the room of what is a small space at times....we did not view some of the walls because of the size of the group and we left the tiny Viking round house, so they could come in. Staff were friendly. There was a needless queue on the way in to print tickets that were never checked for those of us who paid online, so maybe they could improve with a scanner like at the book of kells attraction at Trinity and maybe stagger the groups going in?
Written 22 April 2022
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Alexander W
Bishops Stortford, UK630 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
There are a few things you could criticise about Dublinia, but overall it’s a fun way to spend an hour or two, whether or not you have kids with you.
There are many hands on exhibits, & the focus is on two time periods, Viking & Medieval.
You can get a combined ticket for Dublinia & the Cathedral, but you’ll need to ask for it before buying your tickets.
Written 14 April 2022
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Swedishtomcat
Diss, UK3,042 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
This is a decent museum about Dublin settlers. The wax figures help put a bit of flesh on the bones of the subject. There are also staff on hand (some even dressed as Vikings) to answer any questions and provide demonstrations. It was fine but just starting to look a little tired and dated.
Written 7 April 2022
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ADoug-Jones
Cape Town Central, South Africa59 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
Being a fanatical history parent….I honestly had to visit with my teens - and was not disappointed !

So much information, movies and an opportunity to wear some of their fascinating cultural and battle outfits really did put a massive smile on my 50 year old face.

Only issue was trying to avoid a large group of touring young people - who battled with the idea that other people were there as well !
Written 27 March 2022
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Team VTT
3 contributions
Feb 2022
I did this tour a few weeks ago and absolutely loved it. I'm a tour guide in Dublin so I wanted to experience some attractions in the city I had never done before so Dublinia was my first choice. The staff are so friendly and welcoming. We were guided by Lloyd who was an expert on all things Viking and really made the experience for me.

Thoroughly recommend this experience. Go learn a little bit about our Viking past!

Thanks again for the hospitality guys.

Daniel - Vintage Tea Trips
Written 3 March 2022
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MrsMac199
Scottish Highlands14 contributions
Feb 2022
Really lovely tour. We were one of the last in that day but were still welcomed warmly by reception staff including Christine who was very enthusiastic about her attraction. She told us all the must dos/sees and a few tips on how to save a bit of time. There are staff walking about who, if they spot you pondering or questioning something, they come in and give you a wee chat about it. Really fantastic.
Written 23 February 2022
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Lia M
Province of Munster, Ireland188 contributions
Feb 2022
Lovely experience, so interesting and fun. Great for all ages. Lots to learn, see and do. Kids, teens and adults will enjoy. Full of history and fun facts. Would highly recommend a visit here with the family or even with friends.
Written 13 February 2022
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