Best museums in Dublin

Check out the top museums in Dublin, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals

1. Kilmainham Gaol

1. Kilmainham Gaol

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94 local reviews
8 Inchicore Road, Dublin
Closed now
(01) 453 5984
Establishment
Lydia
A former prison in Kilmainham, Dublin, Ireland. It is now a museum run by the Office of Public Works, an agenc…
PJ
Kilmainham Gaol (Irish: Príosún Chill Mhaighneann) is a former prison in Kilmainham, Dublin, Ireland. It is no…
Ciara
Great historical tour of Kilmainham for anyone interested in 1916 and Irish History in general. Not far from m…
1. Kilmainham Gaol

1. Kilmainham Gaol

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94 local reviews
8 Inchicore Road, Dublin
Closed now
(01) 453 5984
Lydia
Lydia
A former prison in Kilmainham, Dublin, Ireland. It is now a museum run by the Office of Public Works, an agency of the Government of Ireland…
PJ
PJ
Kilmainham Gaol (Irish: Príosún Chill Mhaighneann) is a former prison in Kilmainham, Dublin, Ireland. It is now a museum run by the Office o…
Ciara
Ciara
Great historical tour of Kilmainham for anyone interested in 1916 and Irish History in general. Not far from my house. Get there via the hop…
2. Science Gallery

2. Science Gallery

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27 local reviews
Pearse Street, Dublin 2
Closed now
(01) 896 4091
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Sean & Lisa
Cool museum, usually interactive and suitable for kids
Stephen & Adam
Excellent, interactive science museum at the iconic Trinity College. Exhibitions change every few months and …
Andrew
Great for rainy days
2. Science Gallery

2. Science Gallery

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27 local reviews
Pearse Street, Dublin 2
Closed now
(01) 896 4091
Sean & Lisa
Sean & Lisa
Cool museum, usually interactive and suitable for kids
Stephen & Adam
Stephen & Adam
Excellent, interactive science museum at the iconic Trinity College. Exhibitions change every few months and is fun for all ages. The cafe…
Andrew
Andrew
Great for rainy days
3. Croke Park Stadium

3. Croke Park Stadium

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59 local reviews
3 Jones's Road, Dublin
(01) 819 2300
Establishment
mike
Like a UFO has landed in the middle of Dublin, it's the home of the GAA and well, you HAVE to see a match here…
Maeve & Ken
Europe 3rd largest stadium with a capacity of 85,000 home to Irish Football & Hurling. Museum & guided tours o…
Ciara
HQ of Ireland's GAA (Gaelic Athletic Assoc). Catch hurling, the world's fastest field game. A museum explains …
3. Croke Park Stadium

3. Croke Park Stadium

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59 local reviews
3 Jones's Road, Dublin
(01) 819 2300
mike
mike
Like a UFO has landed in the middle of Dublin, it's the home of the GAA and well, you HAVE to see a match here. A HUGE stadium with a great …
Maeve & Ken
Maeve & Ken
Europe 3rd largest stadium with a capacity of 85,000 home to Irish Football & Hurling. Museum & guided tours of this revered national icon. …
Ciara
Ciara
HQ of Ireland's GAA (Gaelic Athletic Assoc). Catch hurling, the world's fastest field game. A museum explains the key role of the GAA in our…
4. The Old Jameson Distillery

4. The Old Jameson Distillery

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76 local reviews
Establishment
Malcolm
Internationally renowned Irish whiskey museum
Lucie
Unique whiskey museum experience, bar and gift shop. Free tasting.
Bernadette
One of Smithfield’s biggest draws is devoted to uisce beatha (ish-kuh ba-ha, ‘the water of life’); that's Iris…
4. The Old Jameson Distillery

4. The Old Jameson Distillery

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76 local reviews
Malcolm
Malcolm
Internationally renowned Irish whiskey museum
Lucie
Lucie
Unique whiskey museum experience, bar and gift shop. Free tasting.
Bernadette
Bernadette
One of Smithfield’s biggest draws is devoted to uisce beatha (ish-kuh ba-ha, ‘the water of life’); that's Irish for whiskey. Visit the Jame…
5. Collins Barracks

5. Collins Barracks

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31 local reviews
7 Benburb Street, Dublin
Closed now
(01) 677 7444
Establishment
Ian & Stephen
The National Museum of Ireland has a strong emphasis on Irish art, culture and natural history and offers a wi…
Lydia
The National Museum of Ireland has a strong emphasis on Irish art, culture, and natural history. It has three …
Dee
If you like design or fashion, I highly recommend this museum, packed full of curiousities and delights. It's …
5. Collins Barracks

5. Collins Barracks

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31 local reviews
7 Benburb Street, Dublin
Closed now
(01) 677 7444
Ian & Stephen
Ian & Stephen
The National Museum of Ireland has a strong emphasis on Irish art, culture and natural history and offers a wide variety of historical piece…
Lydia
Lydia
The National Museum of Ireland has a strong emphasis on Irish art, culture, and natural history. It has three branches across Dublin
Dee
Dee
If you like design or fashion, I highly recommend this museum, packed full of curiousities and delights. It's also free!
6. Dublinia and The Viking World

6. Dublinia and The Viking World

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32 local reviews
Dublinia and The Viking World, Dublin 8
Closed now
(01) 679 4611
Establishment
Ian & Stephen
Dublinia is a historical recreation museum and visitor attraction in Dublin, Ireland, focusing on the Viking a…
 Simone
Dublinia is one of Dublin's best museums to visit. The museum is a unique Viking and Medieval Experience. Cros…
Jean
Dublinia is a historical recreation museum and visitor attraction in Dublin, Ireland, focusing on the Viking a…
6. Dublinia and The Viking World

6. Dublinia and The Viking World

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32 local reviews
Dublinia and The Viking World, Dublin 8
Closed now
(01) 679 4611
Ian & Stephen
Ian & Stephen
Dublinia is a historical recreation museum and visitor attraction in Dublin, Ireland, focusing on the Viking and Medieval history of the cit…
 Simone
Simone
Dublinia is one of Dublin's best museums to visit. The museum is a unique Viking and Medieval Experience. Cross over the famous Neo-Gothic a…
Jean
Jean
Dublinia is a historical recreation museum and visitor attraction in Dublin, Ireland, focusing on the Viking and Medieval history of the cit…
7. Chester Beatty Library

7. Chester Beatty Library

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42 local reviews
Chester Beatty Library
Closed now
(01) 407 0750
Establishment
Joan
With free admission and described by the Lonely Planet as not just the best museum in Dublin, but one of the b…
Frank
A must see! Described by the Lonely Planet as not just the best museum in Dublin, but one of the best in Euro…
Bernadette
Described by Lonely Planet as not just the best museum in Ireland, but one of the best in Europe, this great f…
7. Chester Beatty Library

7. Chester Beatty Library

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42 local reviews
Chester Beatty Library
Closed now
(01) 407 0750
Joan
Joan
With free admission and described by the Lonely Planet as not just the best museum in Dublin, but one of the best in Europe, the Chester Bea…
Frank
Frank
A must see! Described by the Lonely Planet as not just the best museum in Dublin, but one of the best in Europe.. itinerary. Awarded 'Eu…
Bernadette
Bernadette
Described by Lonely Planet as not just the best museum in Ireland, but one of the best in Europe, this great free museum should be a must-se…
8. Irish Museum of Modern Art

8. Irish Museum of Modern Art

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80 local reviews
Military Road, Kilmainham, Dublin
Closed now
(01) 612 9900
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Rosedale House
The museum offers some of the most cutting-edge exhibitions in Ireland, all in a beautiful old iconic stone bu…
Jessica
The Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) is housed in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, the finest 17th-century buil…
Julie
The Irish Museum of Modern (IMMA) Art is Ireland's leading national institution for the collection and present…
8. Irish Museum of Modern Art

8. Irish Museum of Modern Art

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80 local reviews
Military Road, Kilmainham, Dublin
Closed now
(01) 612 9900
Rosedale House
Rosedale House
The museum offers some of the most cutting-edge exhibitions in Ireland, all in a beautiful old iconic stone building that used to be a milit…
Jessica
Jessica
The Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) is housed in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, the finest 17th-century building in Ireland. IMMA is the h…
Julie
Julie
The Irish Museum of Modern (IMMA) Art is Ireland's leading national institution for the collection and presentation of modern and contempora…
9. Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

9. Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

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25 local reviews
Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
Closed now
(01) 222 5550
Art galleryStoreMuseum
Joan
Check out the Harry Clarke stained glass and Francis Bacon's studio, shipped over and re-assembled piece by pi…
Eamon
The gallery was founded by Hugh Lane on Harcourt Street in 1908 & is said to be the first known public gallery…
Nico
Free entrance. Hidden away in the north side of the city center this museum holds some real masterpieces. Defi…
9. Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

9. Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

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25 local reviews
Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
Closed now
(01) 222 5550
Joan
Joan
Check out the Harry Clarke stained glass and Francis Bacon's studio, shipped over and re-assembled piece by piece. Only 15 minutes walk from…
Eamon
Eamon
The gallery was founded by Hugh Lane on Harcourt Street in 1908 & is said to be the first known public gallery of modern art in the world. T…
Nico
Nico
Free entrance. Hidden away in the north side of the city center this museum holds some real masterpieces. Definitely worth a visit
10. Dublin Writers Museum

10. Dublin Writers Museum

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11 local reviews
18 Parnell Square, Dublin
(01) 872 2077
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malachy
Located about ten minutes from the house this fine building was the once the private home of the Jameson Famil…
Will
Visit the Dublin writers museum and hear the stories behind some of the most famous and iconic works of Irish …
Titi
Dublin is famous for its poets, writers and painters. Visit the Writers Museum and celebrate Irelands unique t…
10. Dublin Writers Museum

10. Dublin Writers Museum

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11 local reviews
18 Parnell Square, Dublin
(01) 872 2077
malachy
malachy
Located about ten minutes from the house this fine building was the once the private home of the Jameson Family. They are the people who mad…
Will
Will
Visit the Dublin writers museum and hear the stories behind some of the most famous and iconic works of Irish literature
Titi
Titi
Dublin is famous for its poets, writers and painters. Visit the Writers Museum and celebrate Irelands unique talents.
11. Dublin Castle

11. Dublin Castle

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55 local reviews
2 Palace Street, Dublin 2
Closed now
(01) 677 7129
Establishment
Ian
Since its foundation in 1204 Dublin Castle has been at the heart of the history and evolution of Dublin. Span…
Lisa
Architecture, established 1204 AD, open for guided tours, site spans 44,000 sm, 2 museums, 2 cafes, bookshop, …
David
Hundreds of years old, yet some parts are modern. It is beautiful and inside is the Chester Beatty Library, a …
11. Dublin Castle

11. Dublin Castle

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55 local reviews
2 Palace Street, Dublin 2
Closed now
(01) 677 7129
Ian
Ian
Since its foundation in 1204 Dublin Castle has been at the heart of the history and evolution of Dublin. Spanning an area of over 44,000 sq…
Lisa
Lisa
Architecture, established 1204 AD, open for guided tours, site spans 44,000 sm, 2 museums, 2 cafes, bookshop, government buildings
David
David
Hundreds of years old, yet some parts are modern. It is beautiful and inside is the Chester Beatty Library, a museum housing incredible orie…
12. Guinness Storehouse

12. Guinness Storehouse

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211 local reviews
Guinness Storehouse, Dublin
Closed now
(01) 408 4800
Establishment
Derek
A museum of Guinness located at St. James's Gate, home of the black stuff since 1759. Learn all about the hist…
Camila
A must see, to understand the art and craft behind Guinness in the museum, to end up on the top floor and admi…
Ornella
A must see, to understand the art and craft behind Guinness in the museum, to end up on the top floor and admi…
12. Guinness Storehouse

12. Guinness Storehouse

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211 local reviews
Guinness Storehouse, Dublin
Closed now
(01) 408 4800
Derek
Derek
A museum of Guinness located at St. James's Gate, home of the black stuff since 1759. Learn all about the history of Ireland's favourite bee…
Camila
Camila
A must see, to understand the art and craft behind Guinness in the museum, to end up on the top floor and admire the amazing views of Dublin…
Ornella
Ornella
A must see, to understand the art and craft behind Guinness in the museum, to end up on the top floor and admire the amazing views of Dublin…