Dublin offers a superb selection of historical artifacts housed in The History, Decorative Arts, and Natural History Museums. From Bronze age gold to the superb craftsmanship of the Ardagh Chalice and Tara Brooch. Learn of ritual sacrifice with the bog bodies and why boglands were considered sacred places.
Explore the city’s rich Viking past and learn of their burial rituals, weapons and everyday domestic life and their eventual demise at the hands of the Anglo-Normans. The finest collection of 1916 Rebellion artifacts are to be found in Collins Barracks Museum along with an exhibition of Irish involvement in military campaigns around the world. The National Gallery houses treasures of Irish and European art, find out the story behind the “missing Caravaggio” and view the work of Picasso, Van Gogh and Monet in this recently refurbished building.
The Hugh Lane Gallery houses a fine collection of Impressionist works as well as the studio of Frances Bacon and IMMA is home to a superb collection of contemporary art. The Chester Beatty Library was voted European Museum of the Year 2002 and contains a vast collection of manuscripts and artwork from around the world including the largest collection of Korans in Europe. The National Library on Kildare St. has a stunning interior and boasts a permanent exhibition on the life and times of the poet W.B.Yeats.
A combination of Museums and Galleries can be explored depending on interests and nearly all are admission free. Most are closed on Mondays.Send us a message!