Speciality Museums in Dublin

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Speciality Museums in Dublin

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  • Alex W
    3 contributions
    Our tour guide Dave was brilliant. He really brought the gaol, its history, the people that were imprisoned there, and the significance of it with the history of the Republic of Ireland to life. Such an important piece of history and really helped us understand more about the Ireland we know today. Must do if you're in Dublin.
    Written 6 December 2022
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  • Denise R
    Belfast, UK4 contributions
    What an experience, had such fun with our guide (Mark) he definitely knows his stuff...

    He was very pleasant and interested in who was visiting and where they were from.

    His knowledge of the History of Dublin was very informative and interesting.
    Would highly recommend this experience. We had done The Hop On Hop Off bus tour which then were given free tickets to visit this little gem. ( Ask the driver to print your tickets for this)
    Written 6 December 2022
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  • ZestyChic
    Austin, TX47 contributions
    Awesome experience! The self-guided tour took over 2 hours to enjoy all the various exhibits on the 7 floors of this amazing museum and bar. It exceeded our expectations. We had a great tasting of a Guinness and chocolate. We loved the Stout (Selfie on a Stout Guinness) was such a fun and unique experience. They also offered a Pouring lesson. The exhibits provided a lot of information and tips on the history of Guinness that we found really interesting. Highly recommend this experience!!
    Written 4 December 2022
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  • Sean M
    2 contributions
    I had a great time on the blending tour. The tour is equal parts informative and fun, and was very well presented by Colm. There were plenty of interesting whiskies to sample in the bar downstairs after the tour and staff were very helpful and knowledgeable. Special shoutout to Donal whom I had a drink with and the resident band on Saturday nights: The Goatees.
    Written 4 December 2022
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  • Ailish_Nol
    Wexford, Ireland5 contributions
    A fantastic tour by Alan. He is full of knowledge and respect for people that played an important role in Irish history. It is well worth doing the tour as it would've been very difficult to find the graves and to fully grasp the history behind the people. The exhibition is well thought out and informative. Thanks again to Alan for a fantastic tour!
    Written 1 December 2022
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  • nolepal
    Marietta, GA24 contributions
    You can spend hours in this museum, if you have the time. So many rooms and so much to see, read, and engage with. It's an overwhelming amount of information but easy to navigate and well done at the same time.
    Written 2 December 2022
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  • emma p
    2 contributions
    Tour was great and Alan was fantastic. Really interesting but especially as Alan had so much knowledge and experience including meeting some of the legends during their visits at the museum’s recording studios. The museum also has loads of great memorabilia. Highly recommend.
    Written 4 December 2022
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  • Helen S
    Edinburgh, UK33 contributions
    Excellent Tour, our guide Annette, was brilliant, knowledgeable, and really paid attention to her group. highly recommend.
    Written 27 November 2022
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  • nolepal
    Marietta, GA24 contributions
    This was a very interesting tour about the famine ships. It was fascinating to learn about how these people lived and survived on these ships.
    Written 2 December 2022
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  • Angela
    13 contributions
    We heard about this museum from a tour guide and decided to include it in our trip. It turned out to be a high point. It was easy to move through and informative. If you're not particularly interested in history, this might not be for you. But if you're interested in Vikings, this is a must do.
    Written 1 September 2022
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  • Liliya S
    Kyiv, Ukraine65 contributions
    Artefacts, videos, photos - even the space of the Museum is not so big, but curators fill each inch with history. Thank you!
    Written 7 November 2022
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  • Greg M
    Millersville, PA249 contributions
    When we visit Dublin we can't keep away from this place. One of the best attractions to those who love Irish history. This time, besides viewing the Sir John Lavery "Treaty" exhibit again, we took the general tour given by one of the very knowledgeable guides on Sunday afternoon. Our guide, Lisa, really brought the museum to life with her stories and interesting facts.

    We highly recommend this museum to everyone. It's housed in the Michael Collins barracks, formerly the barracks for the British army before 1922. There is also a person we want to mention who always recognizes my wife and I when we visit (even though we hadn't been there in six months). Her name is Catrina and she always greets us with a smile at the front entrance desk.

    M. Greg Miller
    Written 29 November 2022
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  • Katherine
    Toronto, Canada4 contributions
    The National Leprechaun Museum was a really unique place to visit! We were warned by the staff at the ticket entrance that it wasn't a regular museum, but a guided storytelling of Ireland's folklore. We didn't go in expecting much, but we were pleasantly surprised. CeCe was an amazing storyteller, enthusiastic and passionate, weaving stories throughout the tour through the different rooms. She adapted the stories to be age-appropriate for the group, which included young children. A truly one of a kind experience!
    Written 22 November 2022
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  • Karen H
    Rochfortbridge, Ireland53 contributions
    Loved this. Had to cancel a couple of times due to COVID but it was well worth the wait. The tour guide Stephen was very knowledgeable and made the experience very interesting. It was great to walk in the steps of some of music's legends and it was great to feel the interactive elements. We got on-street paid parking right outside the venue.
    Written 21 November 2022
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  • Siobhan M
    Westmeath8 contributions
    I was drawn to tears.
    Huge well done to everyone involved in awakening the invisible Seamus Heaney.
    A must visit.
    Written 24 November 2022
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