Please mention Family Fun when booking!
Dublinia is now fast becoming one of the top family attractions in Dublin and a great place for a day out and combining fun with some learning about life in the medieval city and the world of the Vikings. Kids of all ages will love that they can interact with the exhibition itself allowing them engage, learn and share.
Dublinia aim is to kindle people of all ages interest in the past using a ‘hands-on’ and ‘brains-on’ approach while always keeping the fun element. They encourage children and adults alike to engage, learn and share in the educational experience of our exhibitions
Dublinia is a great learning experience for all the family. They a family education programme that will include a specially devised family activity sheet for all to take part in, and especially for young Vikings and History Hunters!
There are three exhibitions in Dublinia where you will see Dublin city from a new perspective. You will come away knowing more about the citizens of Dublin throughout the ages and share in their experiences. The Viking Dublin Exhibition will take you back to Viking times where you can see for yourself the way life was like onboard a Viking ship. Learn all about the being a Viking warrior and their weaponry. You and the family can a trip down a Viking street and visit a Viking house and see what life was like for a Viking family. Enjoy the myths and learn of the mysteries surrounding the Vikings and their legacy.
Medieval Dublin exhibition will take you back in time. From Strongbow to the Reformation they recreate the sights, sounds and smells of this busy city from a busy medieval market, a rich merchant’s house, and a noisy medieval street. Find out about warfare, crime and punishment, death and disease and even toothache remedies of 700 years ago. Visit the medieval fair and learn to play Medieval games. Keep your eye out for medieval beggars they are after your change!
In the History Hunters Exhibition see how the History Hunters dig deep to uncover Dublin’s past. You will see magnificent artefacts on display, including those found at the famous Wood Quay excavation and than visit an excavation site and delve into historical archives. Discover the Lab and learn how bugs and dirt can be the history hunter’s gold, finish the tour with the Time Detectives and test your new found knowledge.
Dublinia’s late seventeenth century viewing tower the St Michael’s Tower, belonged to the church of St Michael the Archangel, which once stood at the site now occupied by Dublinia, the Synod Hall. This medieval tower has 96 steps leading to a panoramic view of Dublin. Access to the viewing tower is weather permitting.
There are many weekend events in Dublinia during the year, from mid-term to Easter to Christmas and any ordinary weekend, including various workshops and special tours.
Check out the Dublinia Events page for more details.
Dublinia Opening Times
- 10:00 – 18:30 (March to September) (Last entry 17.30pm)
- 10:00 – 17:30 (October to February) (Last entry 16.30pm)
Dublinia Family Admission Prices
- Adults: €9.50
- Student: €8.50
- OAP: €8.50
- Children: €6.00
- Family (2 adults and 2 children) €25
A discounted combined ticket may also be purchased for Dublinia and the adjoining Christ Church Cathedral.
Please contact us on +353 1 6794611 or email [email protected]
If you wish to visit Dublinia with a group of ten people or more they can offer a discounted rate of admission. Must be pre-booked.
One teacher/supervisor is free of charge with every ten students.
Student and School Groups are €4.95 per person. Adult and Special Interest Groups are €5.50 per person.
With your combined option ticket you can journey through 1000 years of worship and history in the heart of medieval Dublin. Highlights include the medieval crypt, which extends under the entire cathedral, the alleged tomb of Strongbow, the medieval reliquary said to contain the heart of St. Lawrence O’Toole, patron saint of Dublin. The amazing architectural features and stone carving from the 12th century, and the leaning wall of Dublin will complete your visit.
How To Get To Dublinia
Dublinia is located at the crossroads of St Michael’s Hill, Patrick St, and Thomas St, in Dublin city centre. Dublinia is connected to Christ Church Cathedral by a footbridge.
The nearest car park is Jury’s Hotel car park, entrance on Werburgh St and if you show your Dublinia ticket when leaving you will receive a discount on your parking.
By bus, numbers 49, 49A, 54A, 77, 77A, 121, 123, 150
By Luas, red line to the Four Courts.