Museums in Dublin
Here at the Ashling Hotel, we are extremely lucky to have some of Dublin’s finest museums within 5km of our front door. We’ve picked out some of the best museums close to the hotel and we recommend you check them out on your next trip to Dublin. Why not learn a little about Irish history and culture?
National Museum of Ireland Decorative Arts and History Museum at Collins Barracks
Only a matter of footsteps away from our front door. The museum is ideal for Irish history enthusiasts as it explores Ireland’s social, military, political and economic progress throughout the years. Artefacts and exhibitions on display are examples of furniture, weaponry, folklore costumes that have been used over the years in Ireland. Learn about the most famous yacht in Irish History, the Asgard Yacht, which was used in 1914 in the Howth gun running. As an added bonus, the museum is free of charge.
EPIC – The Irish Emigration Museum
The award winning EPIC is located in Dublin’s Docklands which is only 7 stops away on the Luas Tram. The museum is dedicated to the 10 million men and women who emigrated all over the world from Ireland. Discover why 10 million Irish people left their homeland and how they shaped the world through this fully interactive museum. Uncover 1,500 years of Irish history through touchscreens, video galleries, sensor quizzes, sensor games and audio to have an enjoyable and informative experience.
The Little Museum of Dublin
Situated in an 18th-century Georgian town house located on St. Stephens Green and described as “Dublin’s best museum experience” by the Irish Times. The museum tells the story and history of Dublin, Ireland’s capital city. The treasures, photographs and artefacts in the museum are donated by Dubliner’s which shape the museum and tell Dublin’s story.
Dublin Writers Museum
Literature is a key component of Irish history and culture. The Dublin Writers Museum showcases the work of world-famous Irish literature icons including W.B Yeats and James Joyce. Personal items, books, letters and portraits are on display in the museum for visitors to enjoy. The museum holds exhibitions, readings and has a special room devoted to children’s literature so the museum is suited for everyone.
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
Showcases the fascinating stories of those laid to rest in the cemetery. There is an impressive collection of statues and headstones from the simplest to the magnificently ornate. Icons such as Daniel O’Donnell, Michael Collins and Countess Markievicz are all buried in this cemetery. There are exhibitions on throughout the year in the museum as well as guided tours. Visit the graves of Irish heroes and listen to the extraordinary stories told about them.