See history brought to life at Dublinia with four exciting exhibitions to explore!

Take a trip back to Viking times and discover what life was like on board a Viking warship. See their weaponry and the skills of being a Viking warrior. Try on Viking clothes, become a slave and stroll down a noisy street. Also, new to Dublinia, find out what really happened during the Battle for Clontarf and the eventual decline of Viking power in Dublin.

The Medieval Dublin exhibition allows you to witness the sights, sounds and smells of a busy medieval city. Learn about crime and punishment, death and disease and even toothache remedies of 700 years ago. Enjoy the spicy aromas and so much more in the medieval fair – learn to play medieval games, visit a rich merchant’s kitchen and walk along a bustling medieval street.

At History Hunters, you’ll discover how archaeology works with history and other sciences to piece together the jigsaws of our ancestors’ lives. See Viking and Medieval artefacts including a medieval skeleton (courtesy of the National Museum of Ireland). Visit the lab and learn how bugs and dirt can be the history hunter’s gold.

Finally, enjoy spectacular views of Dublin City from the newly renovated St Michael’s Tower, an original medieval tower (with a 96 step climb to the top).

Highlights include:
  • A trip back in time to Viking Dublin with costumes, weaponry and a Viking street
  • Witness the sights, sounds and smells of a busy medieval city
  • Discover how archaeology and history piece together our ancestors’ lives
  • Viking & Medieval artefacts
  • Panoramic views of Dublin city from the top of a medieval tower

Visitor Information

Open Year Round

March - September
Daily 10:00 - 18:30

October - February
Daily 10:00 - 17:30

Contact Details

St Michael's Hill, Christchurch, Dublin 8

T: +353 (0) 1 679 4611

Closed: December 23 to 25

Last admission: 1 hour before closing

Approx. visit duration: 90 minutes 


Admission Prices 2015/2016

Adult: €8.50
Senior (aged 65+): €7.50
Student (with valid ID): €7.50
Child (aged 4-12): €5.50
Toddler (aged 0-3): Free
Family (2 adults & 2 children): €24.00


Other Useful Information

Coffee shop on-site.

Gift shop selling souvenirs and gift items.

Nearest car park is Q-Park Christ Church on Werburgh Street, behind Jury’s Hotel. Dublinia customers receive a special discount rate when parking (collect from Dublinia before returning to your car). Set down area nearby for coaches.

Dublinia is fully accessible with the exception of St Michael's Tower which has 96 steps to the top.

Group rates available (minimum 10 people). Pre-booking required.


Map Location

Dublinia is located at Christ Church, the crossroads of St. Michael’s Hill, Patrick Street, and High Street, in Dublin City Centre. 

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