Dublinia

Site Overview

Experience Viking and Medieval Dublin

Dublinia, located at the crossroads of the medieval city at Christchurch, is where Viking and Medieval history is brought to life.

There are four exciting exhibitions at Dublinia:

Viking Dublin

In the Viking Dublin exhibition, take a trip back to Viking times. What was life really like on board a Viking warship? See the weaponry and the skills of being a Viking warrior. Try on Viking clothes, become a slave and stroll down a noisy street. Visit a smokey and cramped Viking house. Learn of the myths and the mysteries surrounding the Vikings and their legacy. Also, new to Dublinia, find out what really happened during the Battle for Clontarf and the eventual decline of Viking power in Dublin.

Medieval Dublin

Visit the Medieval Dublin exhibition and witness the sights, sounds and smells of this busy 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.

History Hunters

See how archaeologists dig deep to uncover Dublin’s past in the History Hunters exhibition. Find out how archaeology works with history and other sciences to piece together the jigsaws of the Dubliners' 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. See how the past has influenced who you are today. Finally, see how people are influenced by the Viking and medieval era in today’s books, movies, fashion and architecture.

St Michael's Tower

Lastly, visit St Michael’s Tower – an original medieval tower with a 96-step climb to the top, where you can see spectacular views of the city. Learn all about the history of the tower and the surrounding parish in the new exhibition at the Tower base.

At Dublinia, see Dublin from a new perspective and come away knowing more about its citizens throughout the ages!

Visitor Information
Season - Months Open
All year
Opening Hours - Days and Times
Daily
10.00am to 6.30pm (Last entry 5.30pm) March to September.
10.00am to 5.30pm (Last entry 4.30pm) October to February.
Charges
Adult: €10.00
Student/Senior: €9.00
Child: €6.50
Family: €26.00 (2 Adults & 2 Children)
Other Amenities
  • Parking
  • Cafe
  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Guide Books
  • Living History Re-enactment
  • Guided Tours
  • Education Service
  • Workshops
Key Attractions
  • Village
  • Town
  • Market and trade
  • Religion and Belief
  • Ships
  • Viking Voyages
  • Artefacts
  • Reconstructions
Contact Details
Address

St Michael’s Hill, Christchurch, Dublin 8, Ireland

Telephone
Email
Website URL
www.dublinia.ie

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