History Museums in Dublin

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History Museums in Dublin

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  • Mike F
    Winston Salem, NC19 contributions
    Modern museum techniques used to tell a centuries long story of those who left Ireland, usually out of desperation. Like my grandparents. It's more than just the potato famine, people! Well worth 2 hours.
    Written 14 August 2022
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  • K H
    38 contributions
    Myself and 2 friends visited The Little Museum of Dublin on 15/08/22, loved it! It is such good value for money, the tour through history was both informative and fun. Emma our guide did a great job, she was so entertaining and engaging. She did an excellent job of Raglan Road, shame it was only 1 verse. Highly recommend this experience.
    Written 17 August 2022
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  • homeinmanila
    Metro Manila, Philippines90 contributions
    The museum is a"must-see". The ancient artifacts, including weapons, gold, etc. paint a picture of Irish culture through the ages.
    Written 14 August 2022
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  • sean n
    Dublin3 contributions
    A visit gives a real insight into an often neglected part of the history of Dublin. The tour guides are enthusiastic and informative. The building has been renovated and restored to present to the two sides of the steets history - the landed gentry and the overcrowded tenements. The story of the building was told in a realistiv way; it did not over romanticise the past or wallow in its undoubted, at times, misery. The fact that the building was lived in up to the 70's means that for some of us it is also part of our living memory. The project to capture people's memories is hugely important and will provide material for lovers of history long into the future. The chat over refreshments at the end was also useful in drawing out long forgotten childhood memories.
    All conerned are to be congratulated on providing a great experience.
    Written 17 August 2022
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  • Cecilia B
    1 contribution
    The guided tour of the ship is the most vivid history lesson imaginable. Our guide Terry really brought the history and the story of the ship to life. He was very patient, answered all the questions, included the children and even took photos on request. Thank you, Terry - also for the film tip! Hard as it is to imagine the harsh times back then, with a tour on the Jeanie Johnston you get a small glimpse of how it must have been. I would visit the Jeanie Johnston again anytime!
    Written 16 August 2022
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  • Simon O
    2 contributions
    The tour of Goldenbridge cemetery is a fascinating insight to a pocket of history. I live nearby but never knew just how interesting the place was, the famous people buried there, its links to glasnevin cemetary and the rich stories connected to the cemetery to the history of Dublin from penal times to modern day. Phelim was an excellent guide and combined story telling, literature and humour to make the tour engaging from start to finish
    Written 15 July 2022
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  • DML17
    Annandale, VA42 contributions
    Loved visiting this place! It has a diverse offering of exhibits, covering Irish military history, jewelry, furniture, and fashion as well as a collection of Asian artifacts and art. The staff were wonderful, asking us our interests and how much time we had, then guiding us in the right direction to make the most of our experience. Being at Collins Barracks and learning military history along with pictures of the barracks through time was pretty cool. The military portion of the visit was the best, with some interactive exhibits and interesting vignettes of events.
    Written 30 July 2022
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  • Herman
    8 contributions
    This museum gives a fascinating view into the past. With a desp lady that speaks to you with the name "love" this already looked like a promising museum. It has interesting videos that look like they came straight from medieval 2 total war spy scenes(2006). Truly a sight to behold with everyone including the staff having a wonderful time. The statues that talk truly add to the experience especially the one bloak that is moaning and farting as if he is mastrubating while taking a dump truly give the medival experience that we went for
    Written 14 August 2022
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  • gillian m
    Swansea, UK500 contributions
    Such an emotive exhibition. The fact that the British government did so little to help starving people. Even Queen Victoria limited her donation when she could have possibly saved everyone. Prisoners in America sent money which showed they had more decency that old Victoria!! Shocking times and such suffering. Will man ever behave decently to all. Well worth a visit.
    Written 11 March 2022
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  • Drurygal
    London, UK29 contributions
    This is an excellent exhibition about the life and works of the Irish poet, Seamus Heaney. The displays really bring his poems to life - I loved the actual rain stick that accompanied the eponymous poem. The gentlemen on the welcome desk were very helpful and knowledgeable. Seamus Heaney’s works are all available to buy and make a nice souvenir. I will definitely visit again.
    Written 13 August 2022
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  • Marie P
    Mankato, MN19 contributions
    I thoroughly enjoyed the Yeats exhibit! Really well done. Free and definitely worth a visit if you're a fan at all. I enjoyed it more than the whole MOLI.
    Written 30 July 2022
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  • Rusmir
    Dublin, Ireland174 contributions
    Building dates from 18 century, it's located in Dublin city center - Dame street. It's next to the Dublin castle, so it's great to do both tours. In town hall you'll find beautiful exhibition about historical Dublin.
    Written 14 October 2020
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  • Pam F
    Culver City, CA1 contribution
    This place is a hidden gem that is both educational and fun - our boys got to lay some type and experience the art of letterpress, while learning about the history of printing. The people here are so knowledgeable and passionate about printing, they make the experience extra special. It was the highlight of Dublin for us, everyone should visit this unique place.
    Written 29 July 2022
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  • Ciaran F
    1 contribution
    Fantastic tour, you can feel the history in the walls. Bernie was our guide and she added such character to the tour!
    Written 16 May 2022
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  • Christy_Luv2
    Gorey, Ireland1,901 contributions
    I'm ashamed to say I'd often walked in Marley Park and never ventured into the museum, until now. What a find! Especially in 2022, the visit was quite poignant and exhibition well laid out and explained. Great to see schoolchildren there and a second group followed shortly afterwards. Declan was very helpful when I phoned to check opening hours, as we were coming from Wexford. A lovely lady Madeline certainly knows her history! I spent a happy 1.5hrs here and found the experience an enlightening one and felt at the end, I knew the personal Mr Pearse, as well as his wonderfully gifted family of sculptures. If you've any history interest, do visit.
    Afterwards, I had a lovely walk around the beautiful gardens, watching young families enjoying the sunshine and not a mobile phone in sight - WONDERFUL! ENJOY!
    Written 1 April 2022
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