Dublin Attractions - Museums and Art Galleries in Dublin
Jeanie Johnston – Dublin's Tall Ship
The Jeanie Johnston - a replica tall ship in the ultramodern environment of the Dublin Docklands, serving as a memorial to the great famine and the resultant emigration.
Glasnevin Cemetery – Museum and Tours
The Glasnevin Museum explores the history of Dublin's sprawling necropolis and helps you to appreciate the burial grounds. Tours are also on offer.
National Wax Museum Plus
The National Wax Museum Plus - a must-see attraction? Maybe to some, but overall it may be too cheesy.
National Leprechaun Museum
The National Leprechaun Museum is contentious kind of attraction. Situated on the Northside, it present Irish folklore with a modern twist. Which does not always succeed.
Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA)Royal Hospital Kilmainham – Dublin
The Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) has been opened in 1991 and is dedicated to modern Irish and international art from the 20th century onwards.
Chester Beatty Library (Dublin Castle)
This might not be an essential museum to visit when in Dublin, but it is one of the best. Maybe the best if you are interested in sacred texts, the Orient or simply art.
James Joyce Cultural Centre (Dublin City)
If you are into James Joyce and especially his epic "Ulysses" this is heaven ... several dozen biographies of characters from the book are illustrated, all were based on real Dubliners. The house itself was used by Professor Dennis J Maginni, the dance instructor.
Revenue Museum in Dublin Castle
A Revenue Museum can be found within the grounds of Dublin Castle - small, but somehow quirky ... and free.
National Library of Ireland - Yeats Exhibition
The combination of William Butler Yeats' often mystical poetry with cutting-edge multimedia seems bound for disaster. But at the National Library of Ireland it actually works, impresses and manages to make a tourist attraction out of the National Library.
National Gallery of Ireland (Merrion Square, Dublin)
The National Gallery of Ireland is situated at Merrion Square and not too out of the way for a quick visit. And the small but exquisite collection of renowned masterpieces, including a only recently discovered Caravaggio, make it definitely worth the while.
National Museum of Ireland (Collins Barracks, Dublin)
While the National Museum in Kildare Street is a definitive "must see" the museum in the Collins Barracks could be omitted from a Dublin visit if one is pressed for time. Exhibitions focus on decorative arts, scientific instruments and military as well as revolutionary history.
Kilmainham Gaol (Kilmainham, Dublin)
Kilmainham Gaol? Why should a place of suffering, despair and ultimately death be on the list of the top ten sights of Dublin? The blood of martyrs made Kilmainham Gaol hallowed ground to the Republic of Ireland ever since 1916.
National Museum of Ireland (Kildare Street, Dublin)
One of the real "must see" museums in all Ireland for anybody interested in history at all. Finds from all periods up to and including the middle ages are arranged in self-contained exhibitions - not only from Ireland. Especially exciting: The exhibition of four "bog bodies" preserved over millennia.
National Museum of Ireland (Natural History, Merrion Street, Dublin)
Dubliners call the Natural History Museum "The Dead Zoo", a fitting description. If you love animals, you might want to avoid hundreds of corpses, albeit conserved by taxidermists.