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Best Museums in Dublin

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Dublin is a city full of history and culture and is home to a magnificent variety of museums that showcase the richness of Ireland’s art, history and cultural heritage. In this article, we will explore the must see museums of Dublin City. Visit some of the greatest museums in Ireland and embark on a journey through Dulblin’s past, present and future. 

National Gallery of Ireland:

Highlights: National Gallery of Ireland includes European sculptures and paintings by renowned and iconic artists such as Van Gogh, Vermeer and Rembrandt. Explore the beauty and diversity of European art at the heart of Dublin.The National Gallery offers free access to their permanent collection and many of their temporary exhibitions. 

Location: Merrion Square W, Dublin, D02 K303, Ireland

Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA):

Highlights: IMMA offers stunning contemporary art exhibitions in a historic setting. Located in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, historical architecture meets modern art, creating a unique atmosphere. Boasting over 3,500 artworks by Irish and international artists, IMMA is a hub for modern and contemporary art.

Location: Royal Hospital, Military Rd, Kilmainham, Dublin 8, D08 FW31, Ireland

National Museum of Ireland (Archaeology, Decorative Arts, Natural History):

Highlights: National Museum of Ireland has multiple branches, encompassing decorative arts, natural history, archaeology and country life. Immerse yourself in the stunning collections and exhibitions available in these amazing branches and dive deep into Ireland’s rich heritage.

Decorative Arts: Collins Barracks,Benburb Street,Dublin 7,D07 XKV4

Natural History: Merrion St Upper, Dublin, D02 F627, Ireland

Archaeology: Kildare St, Dublin 2, D02 FH48, Ireland

Country Life: Turlough Park, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, F23 HY24, Ireland

The Little Museum of Dublin:

Highlights: Explore Dublin’s history in the heart of the city! This small charming museum offers an intimate yet insightful and fun dive into Dublin’s history and humour. Join guide tours and exhibitions at their official website. Location: 15 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin, D02 YC67, Ireland


Whether you are looking for contemporary art in the Irish Museum of Modern Art, want to immerse yourself into the world of classic masterpieces at the iconic National Gallery of Ireland, or want to explore the great range of branches that National Museum of Ireland, each museum uncovers years of Irish history, art and culture. If you are an art enthusiast, these Dublin based museums are a must visit when visiting Dublin. 

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