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The Ark

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Address: 11a Eustace Street | Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 670 7788
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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The Ark is a unique, purpose-built arts and cultural centre in the heart of...

The Ark is a unique, purpose-built arts and cultural centre in the heart of Dublin's Temple Bar, where children aged 2 -12 can explore theatre, music, literature, art, film, dance and more. Our programme of world class performances, exhibitions and creative workshops changes every few weeks, so expect a different experience every visit!

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Favourite Family Attraction in Dublin! We love this place!

I've visited The Ark at least once or twice every year for the past 7 years with my son and sometimes friends/family come along with us. We love this place so much. We've visited... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Mammyglobetrotter
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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've visited The Ark at least once or twice every year for the past 7 years with my son and sometimes friends/family come along with us. We love this place so much. We've visited a lot of family attractions in Dublin but this is the best. The staff, the exhibitions, workshops and shows never cease to amaze and delight us... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

This was a last minute stop to get out of the rain and try to find something fun for my 2 year old to do. It was awesome! She was able to color, play with clay, do crafts, lounge in some chairs and read. I got to check out some local art and it appears that they constantly have new... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful place! We visited during a weekend break in Dublin and there was a show on at the time. Reasonably priced tickets, fantastic interactive show, enthusiastic staff that made the children feel special. We really enjoyed it! Seem to have different activities on so make sure to check before you go!

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Thank Eats_me
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

We visited when the put yourself in the picture workshop was on and it was great. The kids got to to a self portrait, wrote a story about themselves, drew a picture of themselves on the walls and got an instant picture taken. It was recommended by a friend as we had never been before. All the staff were full... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

Had a great time at the ark for put yourself in the picture. Kids loved every minute of it, loved being able to draw themselves and colouring in great family experience

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

Well worth a visit!! Hidden gem somewhere to entertain kids for lovely afternoon great staff and well organised

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Cavan, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

Lovely place to bring school children as I am a teacher. Friendly staff with well organised routines... The children are never disappointed with a trip to the Ark!

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Thank Kim C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

I've been here twice now. Once for a sing along for my two year old child at Christmas, and today for a musical on Brian Boru. They really are excellent. Very decent value too. Highly recommend checking out if you want to keep the kid entertained for an hour or two and they have something that sounds good on.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

The Ark is a go to location for our family. We have been to the Circus workshop, free art classes during the Secret of Kells exhibition and the Teddy Bear exhibition. Fantastic value for money. Great for children under 12. Would recommend this for families. The staff are always helpful and engaging.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

We had the pleasure to be part of the teddy bear exhibition at the Ark. What a fantastic place in the heart of Dublin with friendly and accommodating staff and devoted volunteers. We were holding Build Your Bear workshops and had such a pleasurable experience with children and families. Some people even took part both days and told us that... More 

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