Newmills Corn and Flax Mill Museum

The idea of spending a few hours exploring an old mill and admiring its waterwheel will either fill you with excited anticipation or weary resignation.

Museum of Natural History

Known as the 'dead zoo' to Dubliners this is an amazing collection of animals, insects and birds in a beautiful and historic museum building.

The Hunt Museum

This museum is home to a remarkable collection of Irish and European art, ceramics, enamels and other artifacts almost all of which were personally …

The Ulster Museum

This has always been an excellent museum to visit, especially with children who particularly love the natural history section.

Trinity College & The Book of Kells

Trinity is one of the oldest universities in the world and one of the most beautiful, with its imposing buildings and leafy grounds in the heart of …

Cobh Heritage Centre

This fascinating centre tells the often tragic story of Irish emigration in a most vivid way and also commemorates the departure of the Titanic from …

Cork Public Museum

A nice local museum, with a wide range of exhibits primarily related to Cork city, its history and in particular some of the famous Cork people who …

Hell’s Kitchen Railway Museum

The collection here is the work of just one man, pub owner Sean Browne, whose enthusiasm for the history of rail travel in Ireland is immediately.

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Irish National Heritage Park

The history of early Ireland is brought vividly to life here, through reconstructed buildings and re-enactments of the life and work of Irish people …

National Museum of Ireland (Archeology & History)

This is the main museum of the four branches that comprise Ireland's National Museum and the primary repository for archaeological objects dating back …

The Sheelin Lace Museum

This is an important collection and a repository of the many and varied techniques of lace making in Ireland, their origins and history.

National Print Museum

This fascinating museum tells the story of book and newspaper printing in Ireland with a collection of printing presses, woodblocks and old printed items.

The Cavan and Leitrim Railway

It's one of the great tragedies of Ireland that a once extensive local railway network was allowed to disappear.

Birr Castle and Demesne

Once home to the world's largest telescope, Birr Castle has a fascinating collection of scientific and engineering items from Ireland's past.

Ulster American Folk Park

The Ulster American Folk Park tells, in a vivid and entertaining fashion, the parallel stories of emigration from Ireland and the discovery of the …


A museum not about childhood, but for children, Imaginosity is an absolute must for anyone visiting Dublin with kids aged from 1 to 10 years old.