Dublinia: Experience Viking and Medieval Dublin, Dublin

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#8 of 232 in Museums in Ireland
Dublinia: Experience Viking and Medieval Dublin features three themed areas, with costumed actors recreating a bygone era of explorers and knights and encouraging the visitors to join in the role-play. This living history museum, located within one of the city's two major medieval cathedrals, narrates Dublin's history through reconstructions of Viking and medieval buildings and street scenes. You can learn about life onboard a Viking ship, take part in a medieval fair, and discover how historians and scientists work together to uncover the city's archeological secrets. End your visit by climbing the museum's medieval tower, which offers a bird's-eye view the surrounding area. Check online for tickets combining museum admission with a tour of the cathedral's medieval crypt. By using our Dublin vacation trip planner, you can arrange your visit to Dublinia: Experience Viking and Medieval Dublin and other attractions in Dublin.
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  • August 17, 2017
    The subject of the Viking story in Ireland is interesting, as much as to exploit a museum. Not missing information, occurs only that it is a very small place. The Museum asked a place open or spaces much more spacious. Recreate activities of daily life, streets and houses in small rooms was not intelligent, not look. It is a pity
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  • August 17, 2017
    Museum is highly recommended if you are with children. They explain in the Dublin Viking and medieval life was like. Additionally allow much interaction with the exhibition with that young and old can learn having fun.
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  • August 16, 2017
    My husband and I visited earlier this week and we're quite disappointed with this attraction. We were expecting a museum and what we got was more of a hands on learning experience. There was nothing w...  more »

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