Top Museums in Dublin

Even though Dublin is renowned for its pubs and Irish Stout, the capital of Ireland also houses numerous museums and art galleries that are well-worth visiting, many of which are free.

Top 3 museums

National Archaeology Museum

The National Museum of Ireland-Archaeology, founded in 1890, features centuries-old objects (the earliest dating from 7000 B.C.) displayed in seven halls.

National Gallery of Ireland

The National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin houses a well-regarded art collection from between the Middle Ages and the twentieth century.

Decorative Arts & History Museum

National Museum of Ireland-Decorative Arts & History is situated in Collins Barracks, an imposing neo-classical building constructed in 1702 as barracks.

Other museums and art galleries

Hugh Lane Gallery

The Hugh Lane Gallery was established in 1908. It is the oldest art gallery in Ireland with works of art by Irish and international artists.

Irish Museum of Modern Art

The Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) houses a large collection of modern and contemporary art by both Irish and international artists.

Ireland Natural History Museum

The National Museum of Ireland - Natural History, also known as the Dead Zoo, houses a large collection of animals from abroad and from Ireland.

National Wax Museum

The National Wax Museum in Dublin has four stories packed with waxworks representing all types of celebrities and several interactive attractions.

National Leprechaun Museum

The National Leprechaun Museum is in the heart of Dublin. Opened in 2010, it unveils the Celtic culture to its visitors.

Chester Beatty Library

The Chester Beatty Library is a popular museum that reflects the world’s most relevant religions and cultures: East Asian, Western and Islamic.

How to save money?

Discover the official Dublin Pass that offers free entry to various museums and art galleries: