Take a trip back to Viking times and discover what life was like on board a Viking warship. See their weaponry and the skills of being a Viking warrior. Try on Viking clothes, become a slave and stroll down a noisy street. Also, new to Dublinia, find out what really happened during the Battle for Clontarf and the eventual decline of Viking power in Dublin.
The Medieval Dublin exhibition allows you to witness the sights, sounds and smells of a busy medieval city. Learn about crime and punishment, death and disease and even toothache remedies of 700 years ago. Enjoy the spicy aromas and so much more in the medieval fair – learn to play medieval games, visit a rich merchant’s kitchen and walk along a bustling medieval street.
At History Hunters, you’ll discover how archaeology works with history and other sciences to piece together the jigsaws of our ancestors’ lives. See Viking and Medieval artefacts including a medieval skeleton (courtesy of the National Museum of Ireland). Visit the lab and learn how bugs and dirt can be the history hunter’s gold.
Finally, enjoy spectacular views of Dublin City from the newly renovated St Michael’s Tower, an original medieval tower (with a 96 step climb to the top).
Open Daily Year Round
March – September: 10:00 – 18:30
October – February: 10:00 – 17:30
Last admission: 1 hour before closing
Visit duration: approx. 90 minutes
Closed: December 24-26
Admission Prices 2018
Senior (aged 65+): €8.50
Student (with valid ID): €8.50
Family (2 adults & 2 children): €25.00
DINING / REFRESHMENTS: Coffee shop on-site.
SHOPPING: Gift shop selling souvenirs and gift items.
PARKING: Nearest car park is Q-Park Christ Church on Werburgh Street, behind Jury’s Hotel. Dublinia customers receive a special discount rate when parking (collect from Dublinia before returning to your car). Set down area nearby for coaches.
ACCESSIBILITY: Dublinia is fully wheelchair accessible, with lifts to three of its exhibitions. It has accessible toilets. Unfortunately, there is no lift access to St Michael’s Tower – given the nature of the building – and there are 96 steps to the tower.
GROUPS: Group rates available (minimum 10 people). Pre-booking required.
Dublinia is located at Christ Church, the crossroads of St. Michael’s Hill, Patrick Street, and High Street, in Dublin City Centre. Dublinia is connected to Christ Church Cathedral by a medieval footbridge.
St Michael’s Hill, Christchurch, Dublin 8, Ireland
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