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The National Museum, Kildare Street review free map
Kildare Street, Dublin 2.  (Map p49s51 - Q51)
Phone: 6777444   Fax: 6777828  

Opening hours: Tues - Sat 10.00 - 17.00, Sun 14.00-17.00. Closed Mondays, Good Friday, Dec. 25.  
How to get there: Centrally located 10 minutes walk from Grafton Street/ Trinity College. Nearest DART station: Pearse Street.
Bus routes: 5, 6, 7, 8, 44, 47, 47B, 48A, 62 to Merrion Square / Merrion Row. The MuseumLink shuttle-bus links all three National Museums (phone 6777444).  

An archaeology and history museum, comprising 6 main collections: The Treasury, Ireland's Gold, Prehistoric Ireland, Viking Age Ireland, The Road to Independence, and Ancient Egypt.
Don't miss : the priceless gold ‘hoards' from the Bronze Age; the Celtic Art from ‘The Treasury', especially the Tara Brooch and the Ardagh Chalice.

Facilities: frequent guided Tours, cost £1.00; audio-visual presentations of part of the collection available in several languages; Gift Shop, Restaurant. Vistors with disabilities: the ground-floor exhibitions, restaurant, gift shop and restrooms are wheelchair-accessible.  

 

 
National Museum, Collins Barracks free map
Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 7.  (Map h46k48 - G47)
Phone: 6777444   Fax: 6777828  

Opening hours: Tues - Sat 10.00 - 17.00, Sun 14.00-17.00. Closed Mondays, Good Friday, Dec. 25.  
How to get there: By Bus: 90 from Aston Quay, 25, 25A, 66, 67 from Middle Abbey St. The MuseumLink shuttle-bus links all three National Museums (phone 6777444).  

This is the new national museum of history and of decorative arts, where state-of-the-art techniques are used in the display of the collections. These include displays on Irish silver, scientific instruments, and various folklife, weaponry and furniture sections. There's also a Curator's Choice section and a double-height Out of Storage gallery. Don't miss the 2,000-year-old Japanese ceremonial bell.
Facilities: daily guided tours; museum shop, cafe, multi-media, lecture theatre.  

 

 
Natural History Museum free map
Merrion Street, Dublin 2.  (Map p49s51 - R51)
Phone: 6777444   Fax: 6777828  

Opening hours: Tues - Sat 10.00 - 17.00, Sun 14.00-17.00. Closed Mondays, Good Friday, Dec. 25.  
How to get there: just up the road from the National Gallery of Ireland, or around the block from the National Museum at Kildare Street. Nearest DART station: Pearse Street.
Bus routes: 5, 6, 7, 8, 44, 47, 47B, 48A, 62 to Merrion Square / Merrion Row. The MuseumLink bus links all three National Museums.  

Opened in 1857 with a lecture by Dr David Livingstone, this is a zoological museum, illustrating mainly the wildlife of Ireland, and also including displays of African and Asian wildlife. It's a museum in the old style, and consists of an amazing display of stuffed animals, skeletons, and glass reproductions. You can't miss the gigantic Irish elk extinct for 10,000 years, nor the 65-foot whale suspended from the roof.

 

 
Dublin Writers Museum review
18 Parnell Square Dublin 1. 
Phone: 87220077   Fax: 8722231  

Opening hours: Mon – Sat 10.00 - 17.00; Sun, Public Hols 11.00 - 17.00 Late Opening June thru August : Mon – Fri: until 18.00.  
How to get there: 5 minutes walk north from O'Connell St., or Bus routes: to Parnell Square : 10, 11, 11A, 11B, 13, 16, 16A, 19, 19A, 22, 22A, 36. Nearest DART station: Connolly.  

Featuring the lives and works of Dublin's most famous writers, including Beckett, Shaw, Joyce, Yeats and others, this small museum is definitely worth a visit; and the Hugh Lane Gallery of Modern Art is just next door.

Admission fee, but concessions for children, students, groups. There's also a combined ticket for this Museum and the Shaw Birthplace, or the Museum and the Joyce Museum

Facilities: cafe and a good bookshop; tours available in several languages.

 

 
The James Joyce Museum
The Joyce Tower, Sandycove, Co. Dublin. 
Phone: 2809265/8722077   Fax: 8722231  

Opening hours: April - Oct: Mon - Sat 10.00 - 17.00, Sun & Public Hols 14.00 - 18.00. VIEW BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  
How to get there: By DART to Sandycove, or by Bus 8 from Burgh Quay.  

One of 15 defensive towers built against Napoleonic invasion, this tower at Sandycove in south Co. Dublin dates from 1840; Joyce used it as the setting for the 1st chapter of ‘Ulysses', and it now houses the James Joyce Museum.

Facilities: book shop.
Admission fee, further concessions for groups or families. Combined ticket with Dublin Writers museum and Shaw Birthplace available.
Fans of Joyce might also enjoy a visit to The James Joyce Centre or the Dublin Writers Museum, see the Literary section.

 

 
GAA Museum
New Stand, Croke Park, Dublin 3. 
Phone: 8558176   Fax: 8558104  

Opening hours: May - Sept: Mon - Sun 9.30 - 17.00
Oct - Apr: Tues - Sat 10.00 - 17.00, Sun 12.00 - 17.00, closed Tues. On match days: only open to New stand ticket holders   
How to get there: 15 minute walk from Connolly station. By bus: 3, 11, 11A, 16, 16A, 123 from O'Connell St.  

Irish culture and history with an emphasis on national sports.
Admission fee

 

 
Dublin Civic Museum free map
58 Sth William St., Dublin 2.  (Map l49o51 - N51)
Phone: 6794260  

Opening hours: Tues - Sat 10.00 - 18.00, Sun 11.00 - 14.00.  
How to get there: just off Grafton Street.  

Museum of Dublin history and people, including political history, industry, buildings, maps.

 

 
National Transport Museum
Howth Castle Demesne, Howth, Co. Dublin 
Phone: 8480831  

Opening hours: Mon - Fri 10.00 - 17.00, Sat & Sun 14.00 - 17.00  
How to get there: Nearest DART station: Howth  

Run by volunteers dedicated to the preservation of Irish transport heritage.
Admission fee

 

 
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