There are options for all interests, whether you are travelling solo, with friends or are a family looking to entertain kids.

The museums of Dublin are open all year round and perfect to visit on a rainy day, of which there are lots in Ireland!

Check out our list of the top five museums which you should definately try to see in the Irish capital.


1. National Gallery of Ireland

National Gallery of Ireland

Address: Merrion Square W, Dublin 2

The National Gallery museum dates back to the 19th century and you can see over 2,500 paintings and 10,000 art pieces.

The museum was established in 1879 and stocks more than 5000 of the most seasoned types of the human body and it likewise controls singular workshops for the non-queasy. 

This is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Ireland.


  • Sunday: 11am–5:30pm
  • Monday: 11am–5:30pm
  • Tuesday: 9:15am–5:30pm
  • Wednesday: 9:15am–5:30pm
  • Thursday: 9:15am–8:30pm
  • Friday: 9:15am–5:30pm
  • Saturday: 9:15am–5:30pm


2. The Little Museum of Dublin

The Little Museum of Dublin

Address: 15 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2

If you visit the Little Museum of Dublin you will get to look at some ghastly historical instruments from mechanical assemblies required for off-putting patients to the things utilized for the appropriations.

As there was no proof of the soporific and in the old circumstances the specialists used to rely on upon making utilization of a quick procedure and the expert just couldn't expel the appendage in a period of one moment.

You can likewise come to realize that the stick would be kept in a patient's mouth so they can't stay quiet and there is additionally a couple of kept lungs tuned dark by the Victorian mist.


  • Sunday: 9:30am–5pm
  • Monday: 9:30am–5pm
  • Tuesday: 9:30am–5pm
  • Wednesday: 9:30am–5pm
  • Thursday: 9:30am–5pm
  • Friday: 9:30am–5pm
  • Saturday: 9:30am–5pm


3. Natural History Museum of Ireland

Natural History Museum of Ireland

Address: Merrion St Upper, Dublin 2, Ireland

The accumulation has some notable countenances and you can see the skeleton of John Bellingham who was the main individual in the history to exchange a British Prime Minister.

The gallery likewise portrays the Sherlock Holmes foundation. Sir Arthur went to the exhibition hall once as an area of his preparation and it is trusted that he had a couple of his short Sherlock stories in one of the workplaces of the Bart's principle.


  • Sunday: 1–5pm
  • Monday: 1–5pm
  • Tuesday: 10am–5pm
  • Wednesday: 10am–5pm
  • Thursday: 10am–5pm
  • Friday: 10am–5pm
  • Saturday: 10am–5pm


4. Dublin Writers Museum

Dublin Writers Museum

Address: 18 Parnell Square N, Rotunda, Dublin, D01 T3V8, Ireland

Dublin is rich in culture and history and at the Dublin Writers Museum you can enjoy history and literature.

Situated at the bustling waterway bank, this historical center has supplied those fated as vagrants, alcoholics, drifters and apostates. The place takes you back to the history in the year 1144 and the Clink Museum takes in more than 600 desolate years of soggy, rot and end.

This additionally recounts to you the account of discipline and wrongdoing everywhere throughout the timeframe. The display covers dreadful instruments of anguish gadgets that have been utilized to torment to the doomed detainees.

Guests can see with their own eyes that wired instrument utilized by guards. This is one of the top places to visit in Dublin.


  • Sunday: 11am–5pm
  • Monday: 10am–5pm
  • Tuesday: 10am–5pm
  • Wednesday: 10am–5pm
  • Thursday: 10am–5pm
  • Friday: 10am–5pm
  • Saturday: 10am–5pm


5. Irish Museum of Modern Art

Irish Museum of Modern Art

Address: Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Military Rd, Kilmainham, Dublin 8, Ireland

This is one of the most visited museums in Dublin with more than 400,000 visitors in one year.  Here you can also take part in some permanent exhibitions as well as temporary collections. It takes in early Christian monuments, ancient burial grounds and many more. 


  • Sunday: 12–5:30pm
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 11:30am–5:30pm
  • Wednesday: 11:30am–5:30pm
  • Thursday: 11:30am–5:30pm
  • Friday: 11:30am–5:30pm
  • Saturday: 10am–5:30pm


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