Dublin Attractions - Museums and Art Galleries in Dublin
National Maritime Museum
The National Maritime Museum in Dun Laoghaire - an attraction for those interested in the history of ships and all things seaside - a glimpse of Irish maritime history.
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.
Revenue Museum in Dublin Castle
A Revenue Museum can be found within the grounds of Dublin Castle - small, but somehow quirky ... and free.
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.
James Joyce Tower (Sandycove, County Dublin)
The James Joyce Tower at Sandycove - ultimately this is just another Martello Tower on Ireland's coast, stout fortresses built for defense against Napoleon's fleet. Today the tower holds a museum dedicated to all things Joycean.
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.
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 (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.