Dublinia, located at the crossroads of the medieval city at Christchurch, is history brought to life in an exciting way for all to engage, learn and share.
There are four exciting exhibitions at Dublinia
In the Viking Dublin exhibition, take a trip back to Viking times. What was life really like on-board a Viking warship? See their weaponry and the skills of being a Viking warrior. Try on Viking clothes, become a slave and stroll down a noisy street. Visit a smokey and cramped Viking house. Learn of the myths and the mysteries surrounding the Vikings and their legacy. Also, new to Dublinia, find out what really happened during the Battle for Clontarf and the eventual decline of Viking power in Dublin.
Visit the Medieval Dublin exhibition and witness the sights, sounds and smells of this busy city. Learn about crime and punishment, death and disease and even toothache remedies of 700 years ago. Enjoy the spicy aromas and so much more in the medieval fair – learn to play medieval games, visit a rich merchant’s kitchen and walk along a bustling medieval street.
See how archaeologists dig deep to uncover Dublin’s past in the History Hunters exhibition. How does archaeology works with history and other sciences to piece together the jigsaws of our ancestors’ lives. See Viking and Medieval artefacts including a medieval skeleton (courtesy of the National Museum of Ireland). Visit the lab and learn how bugs and dirt can be the history hunter’s gold. See how the past has influenced who we are today. Finally, see how we are influenced by the Viking and Medieval era in today’s books, movies, fashion and architecture
The newly renovated St Michael’s Tower, an original medieval tower, is a 96 step climb to the top, where you can see spectacular views of the city. Learn all about the history of the tower and the surrounding parish in our new exhibition at the Tower base.
At Dublinia, see Dublin from a new perspective and come away knowing more about its citizens throughout the ages!
Who isn’t keen to make sure they experience the best things to do in Dublin?
Everyone has their own bucket list – from pouring the perfect pint, to touring Temple Bar and visiting the historic Trinity College.
If you have one, two or three days allocated to tourism in Dublin, and know you plan to take the Hop-on/Hop-off bus, to visit the Guinness Storehouse and Jameson Distillery, the DublinPass is your best buy.
It includes admission to the Hop-on/Hop-off bus, Guinness, Jameson and a number of other attractions; it all depends how many places you want to visit in one-to-three days. And this is will give you extra time to visit Dublinia.
So you’re planning an exploration of Ireland’s stunning old capital? Dublin has sites to keep you busy for days, from musty old museums and libraries to fantastic pubs and wonderful restaurants.
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