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A list of Museums In Leinster. Select a county to refine your search.

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Museums in County Carlow

Bishop Daniel Delany Museum - Templeowen - Co Carlow

Bishop Daniel Delany Museum - Templeowen - Co Carlow

Templeowen, Co. Carlow
(059) 915 1277 - Bishop Daniel Delany Museum

Carlow County Museum

Carlow County Museum is a county museum documenting the history of County Carlow. The building was originally the Presentation Convent which also houses the Carlow Library and Archives.

Carlow Tourist Office, College St, Carlow
(059) 913 1554 - https://carlowmuseum.ie

County Carlow Military Museum

County Carlow Military Museum is a museum dedicated to the military history of County Carlow and its people. It is located in the Church on the grounds of St. Dympna's Hospital.

Health Services Complex, Athy Rd, Strawhall, Carlow, R93 PK46
087 690 4242 - http://carlowmilitarymuseum.eu

Museums in County Dublin

14 Henrietta Street - Dublin

14 Henrietta Street is a museum located on Henrietta Street in Dublin, Ireland. Experience over 300 years of city life in the walls of one address.

14 Henrietta Street, Northside, Dublin 1, D01 HH34
(01) 524 0383 - https://14henriettastreet.ie

Chester Beatty - Dublin

The Chester Beatty is a museum and library in Dublin. Formerly known as the Chester Beatty Library, it house the collections of mining magnate, Sir Alfred Chester Beatty.

Dublin Castle, Dublin 2, D02 AD92
(01) 407 0750 - https://www.chesterbeatty.ie

Dublin Castle

Dublin Castle is a major Irish government complex, conference centre, and tourist attraction. Located off Dame Street in Dublin. Until 1922 it was the seat of the British government's administration in Ireland.

Dame St, Dublin 2
01) 645 8800 - http://www.dublincastle.ie

Dublinia

Dublinia
Dublinia is a historical recreation museum and visitor attraction in Dublin, focusing on the Viking and Medieval history of the city.

St Michaels Hill Christ Church, Dublin 8
(01) 679 4611 - https://www.dublinia.ie

Dublin Writers Museum - Dublin

The Dublin Writers Museum occupies an original 18th-century house, which accommodates the museum rooms, library, gallery, and administration area.

18 Parnell Square N, Rotunda, Dublin, D01 T3V8
(01) 872 2077

EPIC - The Irish Emigration Museum - Dublin

EPIC - The Irish Emigration Museum is located in Dublin's Docklands which covers the history of the Irish diaspora and emigration to other countries. It was voted as "Europe's Leading Tourist Attraction" at the 2019 World Travel Awards.

The Chq Building, Custom House Quay, North Dock, Dublin 1, D01 T6K4
(01) 906 0861 - https://epicchq.com

Georgian House Museum - Number Twenty Nine - Dublin

Number Twenty Nine: Georgian House Museum is a preserved Georgian townhouse furnished to show how the house would have looked during the period of 1790 to 1820.

29 Fitzwilliam Street Lower, Dublin, D02 E932
http://www.numbertwentynine.ie

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum - Co Dublin

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum - Victorian burial ground of many prominent Irish figures, plus a museum with interactive displays.

Finglas Rd, Northside, Glasnevin, Co. Dublin, D11 H2TH
(01) 882 6550 - https://www.glasnevinmuseum.ie

GPO Witness History Visitor Centre - Dublin

GPO Witness History Visitor Centre is a Award Winning Immersive Visitor Centre Of The 1916 Easter Rising.

O'Connell Street Lower, North City, Dublin 1, D01 F5P2
(01) 872 1916 - https://www.gpowitnesshistory.ie

Guinness Storehouse - Dublin

Guinness Storehouse - Brewery experience telling the tale of Ireland's famous beer, with tastings and a rooftop bar.

St James's Gate, Dublin 8
(01) 408 4800 - https://www.guinness-storehouse.com

Irish Famine Exhibition - Dublin

Irish Famine Exhibition - Dublin

Unit 200b, Top Floor, Stephen's Green Shopping Centre, Dublin, D02 XY76
089 227 5735 - https://www.theirishpotatofamine.com

Irish Jewish Museum - Dublin

The Irish Jewish Museum is a small museum dedicated to the history of the Irish Jewish community. The museum was opened in June 1985 by Chaim Herzog who was then president of Israel and was born in Ireland.

3 Walworth Rd, Portobello, Dublin 8, D08 TD29
(01) 453 1797 - https://jewishmuseum.ie

Irish Museum of Modern Art - IMMA - Dublin

The Irish Museum of Modern Art also known as IMMA, is Ireland's leading national institution for the collection and presentation of modern and contemporary art.

Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Military Rd, Kilmainham, Dublin 8
(01) 612 9900 - https://imma.ie

Irish Whiskey Museum - Dublin

Whiskey Museum - Guided tours tracing the history of whiskey through interactive exhibits, plus a tasting at the end.

119 Grafton Street, Dublin, D02 E620
(01) 525 0970 - https://www.irishwhiskeymuseum.ie

James Joyce Centre - Dublin

The James Joyce Centre museum - Dedicated to promoting an understanding of the life and works of James Joyce.

35 N Great George's St, Rotunda, Dublin
(01) 878 8547 - https://www.jamesjoyce.ie

James Joyce Tower & Museum - Co Dublin

The James Joyce Tower and Museum is a Martello tower where James Joyce spent six nights in 1904. The opening scenes of his novel Ulysses take place here.

Sandycove Point, Dun Laoghaire, Sandycove, Dublin, A96 FX33
(01) 280 9265 - http://www.joycetower.ie

Jameson Distillery - Dublin

Jameson Distillery Bow St. is an Irish whiskey tourist attraction located just off Smithfield Square, Ireland. Jameson Distillery Bow St. is the original site where Jameson Irish Whiskey was distilled until 1971.

Bow St, Smithfield Village, Dublin 7
(01) 807 2355 - Jameson Distillery

Kilmainham Gaol - Dublin

Museum Kilmainham Gaol is a former prison in Kilmainham, Dublin, Ireland. Now a museum run by the Office of Public Works. Many Irish revolutionaries, including the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising, were imprisoned and executed by the orders of the UK Government.

Inchicore Rd, Kilmainham, Dublin 8, D08 RK28
(01) 453 5984 - http://kilmainhamgaolmuseum.ie

Marsh's Library - Dublin

Marsh's Library is a well-preserved library of the late Renaissance and early Enlightenment. When it opened to the public in 1707 it was the first public library in Ireland.

St Patrick's Close, Wood Quay, Dublin 8
(01) 454 3511 - https://www.marshlibrary.ie

MoLI – Museum of Literature Ireland - Dublin

The Museum of Literature Ireland is a literary museum in Dublin, Ireland. It opened in 2019.

UCD Newman House, 86 St Stephen's Green, Saint Kevin's, Dublin, 2
(01) 477 9811 - https://moli.ie

National Gallery of Ireland - Dublin

Grand collection of European art spanning the 14th to the 20th-century covering all major schools.

Merrion Square W, Dublin 2
(01) 661 5133 - https://www.nationalgallery.ie

National Leprechaun Museum of Ireland - Dublin

The National Leprechaun Museum is a privately owned museum dedicated to Irish folklore and mythology, through the oral tradition of storytelling. It claims to be the first leprechaun museum in the world.

Twilfit House, Jervis St, Dublin
(01) 873 3899 - http://www.leprechaunmuseum.ie

National Library of Ireland - Dublin

The National Library of Ireland is the Republic of Ireland's national library, Located in a building designed by Thomas Newenham Deane. The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht is responsible for the library.

Kildare St, Dublin 2
(01) 603 0200 - http://www.nli.ie

National Maritime Museum of Ireland - Co Dublin

The National Maritime Museum of Ireland opened in 1978. located between the seafront and the centre of Dún Laoghaire town. President Michael D. Higgins officially re-opened the museum in 2012.

Haigh Terrace, Dún Laoghaire, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
(01) 280 0969 - https://www.mariner.ie

National Museum of Ireland - Dublin

The National Museum of Ireland is Ireland's leading museum institution, with a strong emphasis on national and some international archaeology, Irish history, Irish art, culture, and natural history. It has three branches in Dublin and one in County Mayo

+353 1 6777444 - https://www.museum.ie

National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology - Dublin

The National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology is a branch of the National Museum of Ireland located on Kildare Street. In general, the museum covers the history of Ireland from the Stone Age to the Late Middle Ages.

Kildare St, Dublin 2
(01) 677 7444 - https://www.museum.ie

National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History - Dublin

The National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History is a branch of the National Museum of Ireland located at the Collins Barracks. The site, opened in 1997, also holds the Museum's administrative centre, a shop and a coffee shop.

Collins Barracks, Benburb St, Stoneybatter, Dublin, D07 XKV4
(01) 677 7444 - https://www.museum.ie

National Photographic Archive - Dublin

The National Photographic Archive holds the photographic collections of the National Library of Ireland. The archive was opened in 1998, and has a reading room and exhibition gallery.

Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin
(01) 603 0373 - National Photographic Archive

National Print Museum - Dublin

The National Print Museum collects, and exhibits a representative selection of printing equipment, and samples of print, and fosters associated skills of the printing craft in Ireland.

Haddington Rd, Dublin, D04 E0C9
(01) 660 3770 - https://www.nationalprintmuseum.ie

National Transport Museum of Ireland - Co Dublin

The National Transport Museum of Ireland - 60 vehicles are currently in Howth on display. The oldest items date from second half of the 19th century, the newest 1984.
Heritage Depot, Howth Castle Demense, Northside, Dublin
(01) 848 0831 - https://www.nationalprintmuseum.ie

Natural History Museum - Dublin

Ireland's Natural History Museum, sometimes called the Dead Zoo, is a branch of the National Museum of Ireland, The museum was built in 1856 for parts of the collection of the Royal Dublin Society and the building and collection were later passed to the State.

Merrion St Upper, Dublin 2
(01) 677 7444 - https://www.museum.ie

Pearse Museum - Dublin

The Pearse Museum is dedicated to the memory of Patrick Pearse and his brother, William. Patrick Pearse was an educationalist and nationalist who was executed for his part in the 1916 Rising.

St Endas Park, Grange Rd, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16, D16 Y7Y5
(01) 493 4208 - http://pearsemuseum.ie

Richmond Barracks - Dublin

Richmond Barracks was a British Army barracks in Inchicore, Dublin, Ireland. It is now a museum.

St Michael's Estate, Inchicore, Dublin, D08 YY05
(01) 222 8400 - http://www.richmondbarracks.ie

Science Gallery - Trinity College - Dublin

Science Gallery is an international group of public science centres. Each gallery is operated by Science Gallery International in partnership with a major local academic institution.

The Naughton Institute, Trinity College Dublin, Pearse St, Dublin 2
(01) 896 4091 - https://dublin.sciencegallery.com

The GAA Museum - Croke Park - Dublin

Museum of Gaelic sports (Gaelic football, hurling, handball and camogie) with interactive exhibits.

St Joseph's Ave, Ballybough, Dublin, D03 P6K7
(01) 819 2323 - https://crokepark.ie/gaa-museum-tours/gaa-museum

The Jeanie Johnston - An Irish Famine Story - Dublin

Jeanie Johnston is a replica of a three masted barque that was originally built in Quebec, Canada, in 1847 by the Scottish-born shipbuilder John Munn.

Custom House Quay, North Dock, Dublin 1, D01 V9X5
(01) 473 0111 - https://jeaniejohnston.ie

The Little Museum of Dublin

Museum chronicling remarkable changes to the lifestyles of Dubliners over the the last century.

15 Saint, Stephen Street Lower, Dublin 2
(01) 661 1000 - https://www.littlemuseum.ie

The National Wax Museum Plus - Dublin

The National Wax Museum Plus is a privately owned waxworks museum in Dublin.

Temple Bar, Dublin 2, D02 EH29
(01) 671 8373 - https://www.waxmuseumplus.ie

The Revenue Museum - Dublin

Museum in Dublin - Located in: Dublin Castle

Chapel Royal, Dublin Castle, Dublin 2
(01) 863 5601 - The Revenue Museum

Trinity College Zoological Museum - Dublin

Museum of zoology in Dublin, Located in Trinity College Dublin.

College Green, Dublin 2
(01) 896 1366 - Trinity College Zoological Museum

Ye Olde Hurdy Gurdy Museum Of Vintage Radio - Co Dublin

Ye Olde Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio is a museum of communication history based in the Martello tower in Howth.

Martello Tower, Museum of Vintage Radio, Abbey St, Howth, Co. Dublin, D13 V099
086 815 4189 - Ye Olde Hurdy Gurdy Museum

Museums in County Kildare

Athy Heritage Centre - Shackleton Museum - Co Kildare

Heritage museum in Athy, Ireland

Athy Town Hall, Emily Square, Athy, Co. Kildare, R14 KW65
(059) 863 3075 - http://shackletonmuseum.com

Ballitore Library & Quaker Museum - Co Kildare

Quaker Museum & Public library in Ballitore, Ireland

Address: Mary Leadbetter House, Ballitore, Co. Kildare
(059) 862 3344 - Ballitore Library & Quaker Museum

Castletown House - Co Kildare

Castletown House, Celbridge, County Kildare, Ireland, is a Palladian country house built in 1722 for William Conolly, the Speaker of the Irish House of Commons. It formed the centrepiece of a 550-acre estate. The estate is now divided between State and private ownership.

Castletown, Celbridge, Co. Kildare
(01) 628 8252 - http://www.castletown.ie

Curragh Camp Museum - Co Kildare

Military Museum in the Republic of Ireland

Curragh, Co. Kildare
(045) 445 342 - http://www.curragh.info/museum.htm

Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park - Co Kildare

Family attraction with peat bog heritage displays, a train ride & many indoor & outdoor play areas.

Lullymore East, Lullymore, Co. Kildare
(045) 870 238 - https://www.lullymoreheritagepark.com

Steam Museum - Straffan - Co Kildare

The Steam Museum & Lodge Park Walled Garden

Lodge Park, Castledillon Lower, Straffan, Co. Kildare
(01) 628 8412 - http://www.steam-museum.com

Museums in County Kilkenny

Dunmore Cave - Ballyfoyle - Co Kilkenny

Dunmore Cave is a limestone solutional cave in Ballyfoyle. It is formed in Lower Carboniferous limestone of the Clogrenan Formation. It is a show cave open to the public, particularly well known for its rich archaeological discoveries and for being the site of a Viking massacre in 928. Depth: 150′ 0″

Castlecomer Rd, Inchabride, Kilkenny
(056) 776 7726 - Dunmore Cave

Rothe House & Garden - Kilkenny

Heritage museum Rothe House is a late 16th-century merchant's townhouse complex located in the city of Kilkenny. The complex was built by John Rothe Fitz-Piers between 1594–1610 and is made up of three houses, three enclosed courtyards, and a large reconstructed garden with orchard.

16 Parliament St, Gardens, Kilkenny, R95 P89C
(056) 772 2893 - http://rothehouse.com

St. Mary’s Medieval Mile Museum - Kilkenny

Archaeological Museum in a 13th-century church & graveyard featuring medieval sculpture & Renaissance-era tombs.

2 St Mary's Ln, Gardens, Kilkenny, R95 ANW5
(056) 781 7022 - https://www.medievalmilemuseum.ie

The Parade Tower Wing - Kilkenny

Museum in Kilkenny Castle Park

The Parade, Collegepark, Kilkenny
(056) 770 4108 - http://www.kilkennycastle.ie

Museums in County Laois

Mountmellick Embroidery Museum - Ballycullenbeg - Co Laois

Mountmellick Embroidery Museum - Ballycullenbeg - Co Laois

Unnamed Road, Ballycullenbeg, Co. Laois
Phone: (057) 862 4525 - Facebook

Stradbally Woodland Railway - Co Laois

The Stradbally Woodland Railway is a 1km long single-track 3 ft narrow gauge railway line at Stradbally Hall

Stradbally Hall, Stradbally, Co. Laois
https://stradballyrailway.webs.com

Museums in County Longford

Creative Ardagh - Co Longford

Creative Ardagh - Heritage museum

Ardagh Heritage and Creativity Centre Cross, Ardagh Village, Co. Longford
086 302 7602 - http://creativeardagh.blogspot.com

Knights & Conquests Heritage Centre - Granard - Co Longford

Knights & Conquests Heritage Centre & Museum in Granard

Dublin St, Rathcronan, Granard, Co. Longford, N39 DE06
086 700 6715 - https://www.knightsandconquests.ie

Museums in County Louth

Carlingford Heritage Centre - Co Louth

Carlingford Heritage Centre & museum is located in the heart of Carlingford in the North East of Ireland. Discover Carlingford’s heritage and experience the history of the region.

Church Road, Carlingford, Co. Louth
(042) 937 3454 - https://carlingfordheritagecentre.com

County Museum Dundalk - Co Louth

County Museum Dundalk is a county museum located in Dundalk which documents the history of County Louth. The museum is housed in a restored 18th century warehouse which was once part of Dundalk Distillery.

8 Jocelyn St, Townparks, Dundalk, Co. Louth, A91 EFY9
(042) 932 7056 - http://dundalkmuseum.ie

Patrick Kavanagh Centre - Co Louth

The Patrick Kavanagh Centre commemorates the poet Patrick Kavanagh who is regarded as one of the foremost Irish poets of the 20th century. He was born in Mucker townland Inniskeen.

Lacklum Cottage, Lacklom, Inishkeen, Co. Louth
(042) 937 8560 - https://patrickkavanaghcountry.com

Museums in County Meath

Battle of the boyne field - Oldbridge - Co Meath

Battle of the boyne field - Open air museum in the Republic of Ireland.

Unnamed Road,, Oldbridge, Co. Meath - http://battleoftheboyne.ie

Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre Newgrange & Knowth - Co Meath

The Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre is the starting point for all visits to the monuments of the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Brú na Bóinne, notably the passage graves of Newgrange and Knowth. It is located eight kilometers west of Drogheda in County Meath.

Brú Na Boinne, Donore, Co. Meath, A92 EH5C
(041) 988 0300 - Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre

Irish Military War Museum - Collon - Co Meath

Irish Military War Museum in Ireland

Starinagh, Collon, Co. Meath
(041) 981 9501 - https://www.irishmilitarywarmuseum.com

Ledwidge Cottage Museum - Slane - Co Meath

Ledwidge Cottage Museum in New Mill, Ireland

Janeville, Slane, Co. Meath
(041) 982 4544 - http://www.francisledwidge.com

Loughcrew Megalithic Centre - Oldcastle - Co Meath

Loughcrew Megalithic Centre - Oldcastle - Co Meath

Loughcrew, Corstown, Oldcastle, Co. Meath
086 736 1948 - https://www.loughcrewmegalithiccentre.com

Moynalty Steam Threshing Museum - Co Meath

Moynalty Steam Threshing Museum - Co Meath
Museum in the Republic of Ireland
R164, Moynalty, Co. Meath
(046) 924 4810 - https://moynaltysteamthreshing.ie

Trim Castle - Co Meath

Trim Castle is a Norman castle on the south bank of the River Boyne in Trim, County Meath, Ireland. With an area of 30,000 m², it is the largest Norman castle in Ireland.

Trim, Co. Meath
(046) 943 8619 - Trim Castle

Museums in County Offaly

Offaly History Centre - Tullamore - Co Offaly

History museum in Tullamore, Ireland

Bury Quay, Puttaghan, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
(057) 932 1421 - https://www.offalyhistory.com

Museums in County Westmeath

Athlone Castle & Visitor Centre - Co Westmeath

History museum, Athlone Castle is a castle located in Athlone, Westmeath, Ireland dating from the 12th century and is a popular tourist destination.

Castle St, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, N37 A6D7
(090) 644 2130 - http://www.athlonecastle.ie

Dún Na Sí Amenity & Heritage Park - Moate - Westmeath

Dún Na Sí Amenity & Heritage Park, National park in Moate, Ireland

Lake Road, Aghanargit, Moate, Co. Westmeath, N37 P271
(090) 648 1183 - http://www.dunnasi.ie

Hill of Uisneach - Loughnavalley - Co Westmeath

The Hill of Uisneach or Ushnagh is a hill and ancient ceremonial site in the barony of Rathconrath in County Westmeath, Ireland. It is a protected national monument.

Rathnew, Loughnavalley, Co. Westmeath
087 718 9550 - http://uisneach.ie

Kilbeggan Distillery Visitor Centre - Co Westmeath

Kilbeggan Distillery is an Irish whiskey distillery situated on the River Brosna in Kilbeggan, County Westmeath, Ireland. It is owned by Beam Suntory. A small pot still distillery, the licence to distil dates to 1757, a copy of which can be seen in the distillery.

Lower Main St, Aghamore, Kilbeggan, Co. Westmeath
(057) 933 2134 - https://www.kilbeggandistillery.com

Museums in County Wexford

Hook Lighthouse - Co Wexford

The Hook Lighthouse is a building situated on Hook Head at the tip of the Hook Peninsula. It is the second oldest operating lighthouse in the world, after the Tower of Hercules in Spain.
Height: 115′, Opened: 1172, Range: 139,751′ 0″

Churchtown, Hook Head, Co. Wexford
(051) 397 055 - https://hookheritage.ie

Irish Agricultural Museum - Murntown - Co Wexford

The Irish Agricultural Museum is a museum dedicated to the history of Irish rural life. Housed in the farm buildings of Johnstown Castle, County Wexford, the collections represent all elements of rural life, including transport, crafts, farming activities and dwelling.

Johnstown Castle Estate, Oldtown Ln, Murntown, Co. Wexford
(053) 918 4671 - https://johnstowncastle.ie

Irish National Heritage Park - Ferrycarrig - Co Wexford

The Irish National Heritage Park is an open-air museum which tells the story of human settlement in Ireland from the Mesolithic period right up to the Norman Invasion in 1169.

Ferrycarrig, Co. Wexford
(053) 912 0733 - https://www.irishheritage.ie

Wexford County Archive - Ardcavan - Co Wexford

Museum in Ardcavan Business Park, Ireland

Ardcavan, Ardcavan Business Park, Co. Wexford - http://wexfordcountyarchive.com

Museums in County Wicklow

Arklow Maritime Museum - Arklow - Co Wicklow

The Arklow Maritime Museum opened in 1976. Its original purpose was to celebrate the town's rich seafaring heritage, described by the late maritime historian John de Courcy Ireland in a letter to the museum as "Ireland's Most Maritime Town".

N Quay, Ferrybank, Arklow, Co. Wicklow, Y14 Y744
(0402) 91683 - http://www.arklowmaritimeheritage.ie

Cool Planet Experience - Powerscourt - Co Wicklow

Museum Located in: Powerscourt House & Gardens

Powerscourt Demesne, Co. Wicklow
(01) 518 0197 - https://www.coolplanetexperience.org

Greenan Maze - Greenan - Co Wicklow

Greenan Maze - Tourist attraction

Ballinanty, Greenan, Co. Wicklow, A67 D789
086 884 5624 - https://www.greenanmaze.com

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