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Castles, Museums and Galleries for Family Fun Days out in Dublin

Chester Beatty Library
The Library's collections are displayed in two permanent exhibitions: 'Sacred Traditions' and 'Artistic Traditions'. There is also an ongoing public programme including talks, demonstrations in techniques represented in our collection, such as calligraphy, painting, printing and other crafts. Admission Free. Find out more.
St Patrick's Cathedral
St Patrick’s Cathedral offers a great tour for all the family. We provide themed guided tours. St Patrick’s offers a wealth of learning possibilities from gothic architecture and stained glass windows to Celtic grave slabs which are over a thousand years old. Find out more Find out more.
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
Glasnevin Cemetry Museum offers a family tailor made tour of the Museum where we encourage children and adults to engage, learn and share in the history of Glasnevin Cemetery and the lives of the famous people buried here. The family tours cater for a younger audience and are different to our historical tour. Find out more.
Kilmainham Jail Museum
One of the largest unoccupied gaols in Europe, covering some of the most heroic and tragic events in Ireland's emergence as a modern nation from 1780s to the 1920s. Attractions include an exhibition detailing the political and penal history of the prison and its restoration. The tour includes an audio-visual show. Find out more.
Malahide Castle and Gardens
Take a guided tour of one of Ireland's oldest castles, dating back to the 12th Century. Explore Malahide Castles Walled Botanical Garden and Exhibition.The state of the art playground at the castle has plenty of apparatus for the very little ones and the not so little ones to enjoy! Take a ride on The Malahide Road Train. Find out more .
National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology
The National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology displays artefacts dating from 7000BC. Collections include the finest prehistoric gold artefacts in Western Europe. The Broighter Hoard, The Ardagh Chalice, the Tara Brooch and Derrynaflan Hoard are among the masterpieces on display. Free admission. Find out more.
National Museum of Ireland – Natural History
The National Museum of Ireland – Natural History is home to a rich variety of animals, many of which are endangered or extinct. You cannot miss the imposing skeletons of Giant Irish Deer or the tiny insects hidden under their protective covers. The upper floors house everything from an armadillo to a zebra Free admission. Find out more.
National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts
The National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History is home to a wide range of objects, which include weaponry, furniture, silver, ceramics, costume and glassware. Free admission. Visit the family activity area, enjoy a workshop or take a tour and learn more about the objects on display. Find out more.
St Audoen's Church
Sited in the heart of the walled medieval city, St. Audoen's Church is the only remaining medieval parish church in Dublin. It is dedicated to St. Ouen the 7th century bishop of Rouen and patron saint of Normandy. The Guild Chapel of St. Anne houses an exhibition on the importance of St. Audeon's Church in the life of the medieval city. Find out more.
Christ Church Cathedral
Christ Church Cathedral (founded c.1028) is the spiritual heart of the city, and one of the top visitor attractions in Dublin. Step inside and you can enjoy the cathedral’s beautiful interior and fascinating medieval crypt. Find out more.
GAA Museum
Croke Park Stadium Tours offer an access-all-areas trip through the home of Irish sport.  Walk in the footsteps of legends as you visit the team dressing rooms before going pitchside and taking a seat in the VIP area. Find out more.
G P O Witness History
The GPO is indelibly associated with the 1916 Easter Rising and the GPO Witness History is a new interactive and immersive visitor attraction which offesr a unique blend of learning, engagement and fun to visitors of all ages. Personal stories and eye witness accounts from the active participants on both sides, the bystanders and the GPO workers who were caught in the middle; bring to life the events of that turbulent week. Read more.
National Print Museum
The National Print Museum is home to a fascinating collection of artefacts and objects relating to printing history. This unique Museum offers a range of age-appropriate guided tours for all educational levels.  Find out more
<span style='text-transform:uppercase;'>EPIC</span> The Irish Emmigration Museum
EPIC The Irish Emmigration Museum is the new Irish diaspora museum. Over the centuries, some 10 million people have left the island of Ireland. Through 20 state-of-the-art galleries EPIC Ireland tells the dramatic story of how these people have spread around the globe, and how they changed the world. .Find out more .
Dublinia’s exhibitions reveal fascinating insights into our Viking and medieval past using reconstructions, audio-visual and interactive displays. Try on a Viking costume, or feel how heavy slave chains were around your neck! Try on medieval costumes and play a medieval game!   Find out more.