National Leprechaun Museum, Dublin

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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2.8/5 based on 2,000+ reviews on the web
A place of magic and mystery, National Leprechaun Museum narrates the story of the mischievous elf from Irish folklore. Once described as the "Louvre of leprechauns," the museum explains the basics of Irish mythology and presents the history of the little man with magical powers by showcasing his appearances in various forms of popular culture. Walt Disney went on a leprechaun hunt in 1948, and if you suspend your judgment during your visit, so can you. Enter the world of leprechauns by exploring a room furnished with furniture so large you may begin to suspect you have become smaller in size. Other rooms contain rainbows, pots of gold, deep wishing wells, and giant tree trunks. Before you head to Dublin, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Dublin trip itinerary builder, to make sure you see all that Dublin has to offer, including National Leprechaun Museum.
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  • My sister and I just went (both in our 30's)... and thought it was amazing! Just a super fun way to learn about Irish folklore. Yes, it's called the "Leprechaun museum" but it's more about fables. The...  read more »
  • Quirky little museum. You re guided around 4 rooms and are told 2 stories and some history of Leprechauns. Only took an hour if that. Would have been disappointing if we had children with us. The guid...  read more »
  • We knew it's a story telling experience but still expected much more. Went along 3-4 dark rooms with a bored guide and heard 2 stories. That's about it for quite a high price of 14 euro per person. Di...  read more »
  • The guys here were AMAZING. We told them, our eldest child didn't like modern scary interactive museums, and they couldn't have been more re-assuring and accommodating. They included her in the story telling and made her feel so special. It really was the highlight of our trip to Dublin. Truly, a great thing to do with ANY age group as apparently the story tellers will tell their tales according to the sensitivities of the audience (I understand the Irish fairy tales for grown ups can be far more gruesome). A really magical experience drawing on your own sense of imagination and creativity rather than the tacky dress-up commercial nonsense that you'd typically find in a multi-million dollar theme park.
  • Unfortunately, I can't review the actual tour, but the establishment including the management could not have been more unpleasant. We had bought tickets for the entire family including three children. One member of our party was going to be late. The lady at check in said we needed to go now or the next tour which started in 40 minutes but also said that it was not suitable for little kids after I asked if I could bring the double stroller. My thought: Why would they sell children's tickets and not have an age minimum? We decided to to the one in 40 minutes and if it wasn't suitable for the kids, I would take them out. When it came time to enter the tour she then told us we couldn't because we were late and they don't reschedule. Management was even ruder to us and said that it would have been bad for the kids anyway. I asked for his name and he only wanted to tell me Ivan, not a last name and assured me it wouldn't matter anyway because his manager would support his decision not to let us in. Had we been told that we couldn't have gone later, our party of three adults and three kids who were there would have gone and the one adult who was late would have just missed it, but we were told we could all go at 2:40. Would discourage people from going just from how we were treated.
  • Nicest lady doing the tour. She is brilliant and funny and an excellent story teller. I was the only Irish person there with my in laws and this was the highlight of their visit. Thank you for the wonderful experience.
  • Interesting and fun museum. I learnt a surprising amount about the history of Ireland's mythical creatures. Reasonable price for a hilarious storytelling tour - worth a visit from families or anyone with a funny bone. Detailed rooms with plenty to see. Worth a visit!
  • Very interesting and was great to hear the stories told as passionately as our guide told them. Had a chat with Mark on the way out, a lovely guy and very funny.
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