Top 3 museums
The National Museum of Ireland-Archaeology, founded in 1890, features centuries-old objects (the earliest dating from 7000 B.C.) displayed in seven halls.
The National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin houses a well-regarded art collection from between the Middle Ages and the twentieth century.
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
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.
The Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) houses a large collection of modern and contemporary art by both Irish and international artists.
The National Museum of Ireland - Natural History, also known as the Dead Zoo, houses a large collection of animals from abroad and from Ireland.
The National Wax Museum in Dublin has four stories packed with waxworks representing all types of celebrities and several interactive attractions.
The National Leprechaun Museum is in the heart of Dublin. Opened in 2010, it unveils the Celtic culture to its visitors.
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: