The Dublinia Viking Museum focuses on Dublin’s rich Viking and Medieval past. It is located in the Christ Church area which formed the centre of the Viking settlement in Dublin. The focus of this museum is very much on having an interactive and immersive experience.
See how the Vikings lived, worked and entertained themselves. You can visit a smokey Viking house, try on clothes of the time and learn the mysteries and myths surrounding this ancient race. This museum aims to stimulate your senses, allowing to feel everything about the city at that time.
You will learn how the Vikings influenced the city, even to this day. In addition, items from the famous Wood Quay dig of the late 1970’s are on display. You’ll end your visit climbing the 96 steps of the Medieval tower with great views of the city available at the top.
The museum is probably targeted at a slightly younger audience. However everyone can learn something from it. There are many interactive exhibitions. We found the venue easy to navigate, nothing too taxing. The staff are great, very friendly and helpful.
We think that you should combine your visit here with a trip to Christ Church Cathedral to really appreciate the significance of the era on Dublin’s fabric.
Prices are reasonable at €12 for an adult and €7 for a child. A family ticket at €30 is also available which admits 2 adults and 2 children.
Location, Transport and Parking
Dublinia Viking Museum is located at Christ Church, the crossroads of St. Michael’s Hill, Patrick Street, and High Street, in Dublin City Centre. It is connected to Christ Church Cathedral by a Neo-Gothic archway.
Parking: The nearest car park is Q-Park Christ Church on Werburgh Street, behind Jury’s Hotel.
Luas: By Luas, red line to the Four Courts, 7 minute walk to Dublinia.
Bus: By bus, numbers 49, 49A, 54A, and 123.
Train: It’s a 15 minute walk from Heuston Station and Tara St Station.
For more see www.dublinia.ie