This is the story of medieval Dublin, housed in the former Synod Hall beside Christ Church Cathedral and developed by the Medieval Trust. Dublinia recreates the period from the arrival of Strongbow and the Anglo-Normans in 1170 to the closure of the monasteries by Henry VIII in 1540. Also included is the exhibition on the Viking World which tells the story of their way of life and turbulent voyages. New history hunters' exhibition unearths the world of archaeology.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
- Parking nearby
- 3 floors accessible, but bridge and tower are not
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open all year, daily Mar-Sep 10-6.30; Oct-Feb 10-5.30 (last entry 1 hr before closing)
Also in the area
About the area
It is often visited on a weekend trip, but rushing around is not the best way to experience Dublin. When Ireland joined the European Union, an economic boom began that flourished in the ‘Celtic Tiger’ years of the 1990s – fashion, the arts, food and Irish culture all blossomed, turning Dublin into one of the world’s hottest city destinations. Its transformation has continued into the 21st century with a technology boom.
There is something very special about this small city with its split personality – exhilarating and chic on one side but traditional, with an older generation still hanging on to pre-EU values, on the other.
One of the city’s irresistible charms is its welcoming people; so take time to relax in the pubs and cafes while absorbing the craic that is synonymous with the Irish. Slide away from the touristy themed pubs to discover the real heart of Dublin in its less well known taverns and in conversation with the locals.
Places to Stay
Restaurants and Pubs
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