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[title size=”2″]Museums and Galleries in Dublin[/title]

Dublin has long been a centre of culture and art, and today has a number of museums focused on every part of Ireland’s history and heritage.

Book of Kells
The Book of Kells was written around 800 AD and is considered to be the best illuminated manuscript still in existence. The book was for a time buried to prevent theft by the Vikings, and later transferred to Trinity College for safe keeping, where it has been to this day. For more information about the Book of Kells click here.

National Gallery of Ireland
Located on Merrion Square, a short distance from Grafton Street, the National Gallery of Ireland has a catalogue of almost 12,000 pieces of art. Famous pieces by artists such as Monet, Manet and Picasso are displayed here, but ‘The Taking of Christ’ by Caravaggio deserves special attention. For more information about The National Gallery of Ireland click here.

Museum of Modern Art
The Museum of Modern Art is located in the beautiful Kilmainham Hospital, and is concerned with artistic works by Irish artists from the year 1940 until present. The museum regularly runs temporary exhibitions featuring famous works from around the world. For more information about the Museum of Modern Art click here.

Trinity College Library
Trinity College is situated in the heart of Dublin City Centre, and is impossible to miss. At the very least ensure you walk through the famous and beautiful grounds, but for a more in-depth experience, visit the Book of Kells and the Trinity College Library. For more information about Trinity College Library click here.

Chester Beatty Library
Chester Beatty Library is located by the Dublin Castle’s Gardens situated in the heart of Dublin City. Near Dame street, Dublin Castle alone is worth a stroll around the grounds and visiting the Chester Beatty Library for free. For more information about Chester Beatty Library click here.

Hugh Lane Gallery
The oldest gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art in Ireland. With over 2000 artworks from artists like Monet, Renoir and Degas. Hugh Lane Gallery is free admission and worth taking a look. For more information about Chester Beatty Library click here.

Dublinia
Dublinia is one of Dublin’s top attraction to visit, go back in time with Viking, Medieval and late 17th century museum with live exhibitions in Dublin. For more information about Dublinia click here.

National Aquatic Centre
One of the world largest indoor water centre with swimming lessons, Olympic training camps, water polo sports and so on. This is Ireland’s 3rd most popular fee paying attraction! For more information about National Aquatic Centre click here.

National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology
You have a free access to a wealth of history and information on over two million artefacts and it is worth visiting! See the Ireland’s Gold – Ór, The Viking, Ancient Egypt and more. For more information about National Museum of Ireland click here.

Phoenix Park Visitor’s Centre
One of the largest walled urban parks in Europe popular with cyclists, dog walkers, football matches and so on. A range of wildlife can be found here from birds to Stags. Visitors centre has a café open to public. For more information about Phoenix Park click here.

National Photographic Archive
The National Photographic Archive is located in Temple Bar, Dublin and holds the photographic collections of the National Library of Ireland. For more information about Phoenix Park click here.

Science Gallery
Where science becomes fun & interesting! A public science centre located in Trinity College which hosts various exhibitions throughout the year. For more information about Science Gallery click here.