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Tour of Dublin Museums

history walk

Tour of Dublin Museums

Paused through 3rd of April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Tickets
Hosted in
English
history walk

Tour of Dublin Museums

history walk

Tour of Dublin Museums

Paused through 3rd of April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Tickets
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

This unique tour uses Ireland’s artistic and literary wealth to explain the historical moments, traditions, wars, movements, and eras that have sculpted Ireland through the centuries. We’ll explore only the highlights of the National Gallery, National Library and National Museum, with a break half-way through. This cultural tour is designed to provide the right mix of variety and depth so that you remain engaged throughout the 3hrs. Consider those great cultural and artistic treasures that represent YOUR country’s history. If you’re American, think of: * Paintings like ‘Washington Crossing the Delaware’ and ‘American Gothic’ by Grant Wood, * Original manuscripts of Edgar Allan Poe and Walt Whitman, * And objects full of cultural symbolism like The Liberty Bell This tour will show you their Irish equivalents: * Symbolic paintings representing the Norman Conquest of Ireland and the Irish Civil War * Re-ignite your admiration for poetry with an insight into the life and works of W.B. Yeats - Ireland’s Greatest Poet. * The Tara Brooch and the Ardagh Chalice are treasures that epitomise Ireland’s Golden Age (500-800AD). And the best part of the tour? It’s the evocative explanations of how these pieces of art fit into the jigsaw puzzle that is Irish culture and history.

Your host

Learn more about Garvan

Garvan

I am an experienced, energetic, passionate, enthusiastic and knowledgeable tour guide of Dublin City since 2009. I specialise in private walking tours for small groups, which allows us to make a personal connection with each other and with Dublin. As well as being a certified tour guide, I have B. A. Int. in Medieval Irish and Celtic Studies, so I have the legends and the facts that guide books will never have. As we walk the streets, I’ll recount the stories and the histories, sing the songs, recite the poems, deliver the jokes, and tell you the banter of this charming city. You’ll be hard-pressed to find anyone who can match my styles and be passionate & emotional, dramatic & theatrical, interactive and funny and epic all on the same tour!

What's included

Tickets
All museums are free of charge

Where you'll be

National Gallery: Discover Ireland's artistic heritage and learn about the profound symbolism in the works of Irish painters. National Library: Glance upon the reading room, then be moved by the romantic poetry of Ireland’s greatest poet, W.B. Yeats. {Coffee break} National Museum of History & Archaeology: Come face-to-face with a 2,200yr-old Irishman spectacularly preserved by the bog. To finish we'll explore Ireland's finest treasures!

This experience is available starting April 04, 2020

To protect the health and safety of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused until Friday 3 April due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 15 and up can attend. You may bring kids if they're the kind that ask engaging questions and enjoy learning.

More tips

This is not a boring, esoteric tour. We don't talk about painting techniques. We keep it engaging for everybody. Perfect for a rainy day as we will spend almost no time outside. There will be a short coffee/tea stop mid-tour. If you can, avoid bringing a backpack as it might be problematic inside

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Garvan
Tour of Dublin Museums
New experience
From €55/person
New experience
From €55/person