Dublinia - Dublin in Viking & Medieval Times

Dublinia is an exciting heritage attraction in what was the heart of medieval Dublin. There are three themed exhibitions to enable you to experience Dublin city as it was in times past - 'Viking Dublin', 'Medieval Dublin' and ‘History Hunters’. 

Open Year Round.

No Booking or Payment Card Fees. Tickets Valid for 365 days - use at leisure.

Christchurch, Dublin 8 (See Map Below)


Dublinia is an exciting heritage attraction in what was the heart of medieval Dublin. There are three themed exhibitions to enable you experience Dublin city as it was in times past - 'Viking Dublin', 'Medieval Dublin' and ‘History Hunters’.


Viking Dublin 

Go back to Viking times in Dublin. See what life was like on-board a Viking Warship. Learn of their long and challenging voyages, their weaponry and the skills of being a Viking warrior. Try on Viking clothes, become a slave (watch those heavy chains) and stroll down a noisy street. Visit a smoky and cramped Viking house, learn the Viking runic alphabet and hear their poetry and sagas. Enjoy the myths and learn of the mysteries surrounding the Vikings and their legacy.


Medieval Dublin

Travel back to medieval Dublin! From Strongbow to the Reformation Dublinia recreates the sights, sounds and smells of this busy city. Learn of warfare, crime and punishment, death and disease and even toothache remedies of 700 years ago. See the city as it would have looked then. Enjoy the spicy aromas and learn to play medieval games and so much more when you visit the medieval fair. Visit a rich merchant’s kitchen and walk along a bustling medieval street - don’t forget to give the beggar some of your change!


History Hunters

See how the History Hunters dig deep to uncover Dublin’s past! Learn how archaeology works with history and science to piece together the jigsaws of our ancestor’s lives and lifestyles. See genuine Viking and medieval artefacts including those of a medieval skeleton, found in Dublin (courtesy of the National Museum of Ireland). Hear the languages of old Dublin and explore the city’s earliest maps. Visit the lab and learn how bugs and dirt can be the history hunter’s gold. Finish the tour with the Time Detectives and test your newfound knowledge.

St. Michael's Tower

The newly renovated St Michael’s Tower, an original medieval tower, features an exhibition where visitors can learn about the history of the tower and surrounding area. Discover what fire-buckets were used for, see maps of medieval Dublin and learn about the stone masonry of the Tower. If you can manage the 96-step climb to the top, you will be rewarded with spectacular views of Dublin city!



Dublinia is located at the crossroads of St Michael's Hill, Patrick Street and High Street. It is also connected to Christ Church Cathedral by a medieval footbridge. 

By Bus: Take bus numbers 13, 49, 54a, 56a, 77a or 123 or via any hop-on, hop-off bus tour.

By Luas (tram): Take the Red Line to the Four Courts stop. It is then a 7 minute walk to Dublinia.

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Meet the Vikings at Dublinia

For three centuries, the Viking raiders of the North were the most feared pirates. At the end of the 8th century the great longboats slipped out of Scandinavia's fjords to begin a reign of terror around Europe, including Ireland.

Visit Dublinia and see what life was like onboard a Viking Warship; visit a Viking house and take a trip down a Viking street. Find out too what Medieval Dublin looked like with a fascinating scale model of the town

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Visitor Information

St Michael's hill, Christchurch, Dublin 8
T. +353 (0)1 679 4611
E: info@Dublinia.ie

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Open Year Round
March to September: Daily 10:00 - 18:30

October to February: Daily 10:00 - 17:30 

Closed: December 24 to 26 

Last admission one hour before closing time.

Approx Visit Duration: 60 minutes


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    There are public tours at 14:30 daily. 


There are audio points around the exhibitions in Irish, English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. 


Café with beverages and snacks.  


Wide range of gift ideas from craft-ware to jewellery; and a fantastic collection of books from the Viking and Medieval periods of Dublin and beyond.  


Car parking nearby at Jury's Inn Christ Church, Werburgh Street (fee required). Coach set-down area outside Dublinia and coach parking nearby.


Wheelchair accessible (except for St Michael's Tower) and accessible toilet.  

Note: Opening times are subject to change and attraction website and contact details will be on your ticket for any updates.

Indoor (all weather) Family Friendly Cool for Kids (under 8) Wheelchair access (partial) Tea Rooms / Coffee Shop Baby Changing Guided Tours Assistance / Guide Dogs Permitted Gift Shop
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