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Dublinia Education Programme

St Michaels Hill, Christchurch, Dublin 8
Phone 01 6794611 Website Email

Dublinia, one of the top school attractions, has three exciting exhibitions, Viking Dublin, Medieval Dublin and History Hunters; an interactive archaeology exhibition! Exhibitions are designed in-line with the primary and secondary school curriculum and students are toured by guides wearing historically accurate costume. Students engage with reconstructions of Dublin’s past and experience what life was like in Viking times, explore a Viking house, hear the story Dublin’s Viking king Sitric Silkbeard and feel the weight of Viking weaponry. Dublinia’s medieval exhibition explores life in Dublin after the Anglo-Norman arrival. Students explore fascinating and sensory reconstructions of a medieval house and street, stalls in a medieval fair and hear the gruesome history of the Black Death. In the History Hunters exhibition students discover the remains of a real Viking warrior buried in Dublin over 1000 years ago and see artefacts from the National Museum of Ireland as well as exploring an archaeological excavation, a science lab and an historian’s library.
Tours are tailored and adapt a tour based on class needs. Tours are interactive, engaging and fun while also paying particular attention to areas relevant to the curriculum.

PRIMARY SCHOOLS - Our curriculum based primary school tour is age and ability specific ensuring classes get an individually tailored educational experience. Teachers can access Dublinia’s Learning Pack via our website and download pre and post visit classroom activity sheets. Designed to assist teachers in the preparatory and revision aspects of a visit to create better learning outcomes for students and complement our Dublinia’s New Online Learning resource.
Download Learning Pack here.

New Online Learning Resource – Our Online Learning site is now available for both primary and secondary schools. It contains a stunning interactive animated map with breath-taking audio-visual animations reconstructing Dublin city’s Viking and medieval history. The interactive site allows students to engage directly with the site; watching short videos, completing quizzes and browse the hilarious Dubh Linn Daily newspaper. In conjunction with Dublin City Council this ground-breaking learning experience will be an invaluable technological and historical resource for the teaching of history in Ireland. This new online learning platform will be accessible from Dublinia’s website. See our Online Learning website here.

SECONDARY SCHOOLS – Specifically crafted Junior Cycle History and Geography tours engage students and encourage a greater connection to past societies by learning about the work of historians and archaeologists today and their role in uncovering information about the past. We offer 1st and 2nd year Junior cycle history, 3rd year History Revision tours, Transition Year tours and also Geography tours.

For further information or to book a tour, please contact our Booking department on 01-6794611 or send an email to Address: Dublinia, St Michael’s Hill, Christ Church, Dublin 8.

Opening Hours

March - September Daily10am - 6.30pm (Last entry 5.30pm)
October - February 10am - 5.30pm (Last entry 4.30pm)

Admission Fee

Pre-booked guided tours are €5.00 per student with teachers and SNA’s free. There is no extra charge for guides.