Christ Church Cathedral

Families with children are always welcome to visit Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin and there is something there for everyone – from discovering Dublin’s oldest building and atmospheric crypt to marvelling at the mummified cat and rat, the young and the young at heart will be fascinated by this beautiful building’s rich heritage.

Special fun trails for families are available and themed drop-in craft activities take place at special times throughout the year. Keep an eye on or like them on facebook to find out about all the latest activities.

Christ Church Cathedral is Dublin’s oldest building, a leading visitor attraction and place of pilgrimage for over 1000 years. Renowned for its breath-taking beauty, magnificent architectural features and stunning floor tiles, it is also popular as a venue and plays host to a range of concerts and events throughout the year.

Christ Church Cathedral, Guided Cathedral and Belfry Tours

Guided tours of Christ Cathedral now incorporate the belfry. They take place Monday-Friday at 11am and 2pm. Follow in the footsteps of the pilgrims with their medieval tours of the Cathedral. Hosted by their experienced tour guides, don’t miss this fascinating insight into the history of this magnificent cathedral, before climbing up to the bell tower to ring the famous bells!

Education at Christ Church Cathedral

At Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin they are always delighted to welcome inquisitive minds of any age in the cathedral and can tailor a visit to suit any particular party’s or school needs. Founded c.1030 by the Norse King, Sitriuc Silkenbeard and associated with many important figures in Irish History, including the infamous Strongbow (Richard de Clare) and Dublin’s own Patron Saint, Laurence O’Toole, Christ Church offers a wealth of historical resources which stretch over nearly 1000 years.

For an up to date list of our workshops/ tours the website

Visitor opening Times

Monday- Saturday Opening times
March – May 9.00-18.00*
June-September 9.00-19.00*
October-April 9.00-17.00*

Sunday Opening Times
March-September 12.30-14.30/ 16.30-18.00*
October-February 12.30 – 14.30*

*Please note last admission is 45 minutes before closing

Admission Charge for Visitors

€10.50 Adult
€9.00 Senior/Student
€3.50 Child (Under 12)
€25 Family (2 Adults + 2 Children)
Free Toddler (Under 4)

For up to date information on current events and education programmes visit the website


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