CHRISTCHURCH, ST MICHAELS HILL, MERCHANTS QUAY, DUBLIN 8
Located at the crossroads of the medieval city at Christchurch, Dublinia brings history to life in an exciting way for all to engage, learn and share. The Viking Dublin exhibition allows you to step back to Viking times. See for yourself what life was really like onboard a Viking warship? See their weaponry and the skills of being a Viking warrior. Try on Viking clothes, become a slave and stroll down a noisy street. Visit a smokey and cramped Viking house. Learn of the myths and the mysteries surrounding the Vikings and their legacy. The Medieval Dublin exhibition places you amid the sights, sounds and smells of this busy Medieval city. Enjoy the spicy aromas and so much more in the medieval fair – learn to play medieval games, visit a rich merchant’s kitchen and walk along a bustling medieval street. Learn about crime and punishment, death and disease and even toothache remedies of 700 years ago.
Uncover Dublin’s past in the History Hunters exhibition, as you see first hand how archaeology works with history and other sciences to piece together the jigsaws of our ancestors’ lives. Take in the many Viking and Medieval artefacts including a medieval skeleton. Visit the lab and learn how bugs and dirt can be the history hunter’s gold. See how the Viking and Medieval era has influenced the Dubliners of today; in books, movies, fashion and architecture.
Scale the well trodden 96 steps of the newly renovated St Michael’s Tower, an original medieval tower, where you can take in spectacular views of the city. Learn about the history of the tower and the surrounding parish in the new exhibition at the Tower base. At Dublinia, you will see Dublin from a new perspective and come away knowing more about its citizens throughout the ages!