Fee-Paying Tourist Attraction in Ireland #17
Dublinia is an excellent exhibition that focuses on the Viking and Medieval history of Dublin city. The exhibition has a number of recreations of Dublin street scenes and ancient dwellings which give a great insight into what life must have been like a thousand years ago.
There are 3 main exhibitions within the building:
- The Viking Dublin Exhibition focuses on the often violent relationship that the Vikings had with Dublin city. Here you can learn about their weapons, clothes, living conditions and lifestyle. Slavery was common in Dublin back then!
- The Medieval Dublin Exhibition shows what life was like in Dublin in the centuries after the Strongbow invasion. A medieval street is recreated here.
- The History Hunters Exhibition demonstrates how archaeology has combined with history and science to reveal the secrets of our ancestors. Actual Viking artifacts are on display.
Dublinia is located next to Christchurch Cathedral and is actually connected to the Cathedral via the overhead Synod Hall. It is a few hundred yards from Grafton Street, Trinity College and Dublin Castle. It could hardly be better located then for anyone wanting to explore the city.
Dublinia offers family-friendly events at certain times while guided tours run throughout the year. Audio translations in Irish, English, French, German, Italian and Spanish are available.
Occasionally it rains in Dublin! Yes, sorry to break the news to you. But there is no need to let the weather ruin your enjoyment. Dublinia is one of several top-notch indoor tourist destinations in Dublin city that include Christchurch Cathedral and Dublin Castle, the National Gallery and the Book of Kells. Many people who visit Christchurch Cathedral spend an hour or two there, then have a break in the Cathedral cafe before heading across the road to the Dublinia exhibition.
A great day out!
Find out more here: http://www.dublinia.ie
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