"Step back in Dublin time" Dublinia Tip by sarahandgareth

Dublinia, Dublin: 18 reviews and 34 photos

  Viking at Dublinia
by sarahandgareth

Dublinia is an exhibit located in Christchurch Cathedral, which takes you through the early history of Dublin, from around 900 to about 1500, with the focus on the medieval period. It's an interactive exhibit, very good for kids, which encourages you to try things on, throw things, open drawers and press buttons. Along the way, it's surprisingly informative about life in early Dublin, which was quite a small settlement, mostly populated by people who weren't native to Ireland - first the Vikings, then Normans and English at different periods. One or two sections of the exhibit could do with refurbishment, but generally things work, and there's an excellent balance between text and activities, so that even restless adults will find themselves with plenty to do. At the end, you can climb up the tower and take a look at most of Dublin's best-known sights, with an excellent series of printed displays to guide the eye.

Address: Christchurch Cathedral
Phone: 01-6794611
Website: http://www.dublinia.ie

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 11, 2003
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