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“well worth a visit allow plenty of time!!!!!”
Review of Dublinia: Experience Viking and Medieval Dublin

St. Michael's Hill | Christ Church, Dublin 8, Ireland
353 1 6794611
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Ranked #51 of 263 attractions in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History Museums
Owner description: Dublinia is one of Dublin’s top visitor attractions with three exciting exhibitions all located at the historic crossroads of Dublin. There are three... more » Owner description: Dublinia is one of Dublin’s top visitor attractions with three exciting exhibitions all located at the historic crossroads of Dublin. There are three exciting exhibitions; Viking Dublin and Medieval Dublin recreate the city through life size reconstructions, including a Viking house and a medieval fair while Death and Disease are also investigated. Finally unearth the city’s past at the new interactive History Hunters exhibition, visit an excavation site, and see medieval bugs under the microscope in the Lab. See Dublin from a new perspective and come away knowing more about its citizens throughout the ages! « less
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“well worth a visit allow plenty of time!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013 via mobile

dublinia was a real suprise it was very informative fun and had some added interaction for the kids
however having purchased tickets we were then told that the place closed at half four and we would have plenty of time in 45 mins THIS IS NOT THE CASE
we would have easily spent a couple of hours there instead of feeling like we had to rush ( they were waiting for us to leave to lock up) and amazingly allowed people in after us.
good value if you could have spent more time there instead of allowing people in and then rushing the visit !!!
it does take more than 45 mins

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Mary-ThereseB, Marketing Manager at Dublinia: Experience Viking and Medieval Dublin, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
Glad to hear you enjoyed Dublinia. Since seeing your review we have discussed our recommended time to visit Dublinia and are now advising customers that it does take longer than 45 mins, and allowing for this at the end of the day.
We have some visitors who have spent up to 3 hours, which is possible as there is lots to see!
Many thanks for your review.
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“Dublin's history, mainly for kids”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Dublinia is a "museum" illustrating the history of the city in Viking and Medieval times. Really, it's a series of thematic dioramas, many having interactive elements, and each showing some aspect of life in the relevant period. (We enjoyed trying on Viking and Medieval headgear, plus doing a bit of brass rubbing.) The whole thing was a little cheesy, but pretty informative and kind of fun. As Dublinia is housed in the former St. Michael's Church, we were able to climb the old bell tower for panoramic views of Dublin (which was one of the highlights, as was crossing the stone covered footbridge back to Christ Church Cathedral to exit).

Visited September 2012
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“Underrated GEM!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

We absolutely loved this place - thought the reviews didnt sell it enough! Its fun for adults and kids- enlightening with free tour, charts, interactive items to experience vikings! Also great location. Def well worth it!

Visited December 2012
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Mary-Therese B, Marketing Manager at Dublinia: Experience Viking and Medieval Dublin, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
Delighted you enjoyed your visit, and especially the free guided tour!
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“Do It!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

What a fun museum! Covers the Viking and Medieval periods of Dublin, lots of models of period characters, not your typical stuffy museum. Even includes an exhibit of a medieval outhouse/loo complete with sound effects. Truly is a walk through time to inlcude an exhibit about archeology digs with a job shack etc. Soem hands on, interactive elements. We were pleased to come across this museum at Christ's Church. It was one of the few attractions open on New Year's Day, our last day in Dublin. Very education, informative, and fun. The kids will enjoy it too!

Visited January 2013
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“Interesting Visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

We went here to experience the viking and medieval Dublin which is what Dublinia is all about. This was a very informative visit. You go at your own pace in Dublinia which was brilliant for us as some of us were interested in different things. The cathedral at the end is also worth a visit.

Visited January 2013
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