“ Located beside Christ Churches / Temples Cathedral / Dvblinia is a multi-media presentation of Dublin's medieval heritage. The audio-visual tour features reconstructions of medieval scenes which bring the era to life on the ground floor. Upstairs visitors will find a 16th century model of the city and artefacts from the inpressive archaelogical finds at nearby Wood Quay. St Michael's Hill / Christ Churches / Temples / Dublin 8 / Tel: 01 679 4611. „
I went to Ireland about two years ago and stayed in Dublin for a month studying English. Before traveling I read a lot about the country's amazing history and for me the most interesting thing about this city is the presence of two different cultures inside it. The Celtic people who inhabitted it's interior and the Vikings who arrived and stablished in it's litoral. And the city preserves it and tells you it's history very well. In each one of the many museums around the city you can see it. And the most interesting of these museums is Dublinia. It's not a commom museum. It's different. Once you join this experience you join a time travel, you start seeing and living history, you start feeling like you was there!
To enter the museum it's necessary to buy an entrance ticket you can buy for a single visit or combined with a visit to Christ Church Cathedral (another amazing experience). They have different fares for students, adults, and seniors.
Once there you'll have access to three different exhibitions in a space ornamented to provide you a wonderful experience. The museum speak for itself.
The first exhibition is about the Vikings and you join a Viking ship (litteraly)! The place is ornamented like one and you can see traditional objects Vikings have on their ships and you can also hear water sound! The walls have plates telling Vikings history and a TV with videos about these ships.
The second exhibition is about medieval Dublin. You enter a traditional village, real size represented, with houses and people replicas doing daily activities. Everything there is well represented! The ground, the houses, all with traditional materials. And you can also hear people talking and children playing! And this cool atmosphere is completed by a market-place (an old fair) where you can see how and where the commerce was done, what was sold, and you can also do a draw for you using paper, molds, and a rock!
The third exhibition is about the world of history hunters. You'll enter a space that will make you fell like an achaelogist. You can see where the fossiles are usually found and how and archaelogist can found then (all this real size represented), you can see the instruments they use, and you can also see a lab replica where you can do yourself several tests to date fossiles.
After the amazing visit you can visit a store where you can buy Dublinia gifts. They have all sort of stuff like Viking coins replica, decorated pencils and erasers, books, postcards, etc.
It's an amazing experience for adults and children! For everyone who likes history, and for those who don't like too!
For me it's a museum you have to visit if you're in Dublin!