Dublin is famous for its history, it’s bars and it’s music, but what about the more sedate side of life? Where is the Dublin Culture?

There is a huge range of galleries and museums often overlooked by tourists who are distracted by the bigger attractions. But if you’ve got a little extra time, or you’re running low on funds, these cultural stops are an amazing way to enrich your trip.

IMMA Irish Museum of Modern Art

A wonderful collection of modern art, including photography, installations and much more, there is something here for everyone from the critic to the novice. The Gardens offer a chance to enjoy the sunshine, while the main gallery can shelter you from the rain – perfect for the bi-polar Irish weather.

Mind the Hedgehog- Irish museum of modern art - versestravel

National Gallery

This collection of classical artwork includes some of the most prodigious artists from the Emerald Isle. It’s not the largest gallery, but it means it doesn’t drag on for those that are fresh to the subject. By keeping it short and sweet it showcases only the best works, keeping attention close and telling a rich story of Dublin culture through each exhibit.


National Museum

It would be possible to spend days exploring this museum if you wish, with exhibitions on natural history, the Viking invasions, science and loads more. Easy to find from the museum LUAS if spend anymore than a few days in Dublin it would be crazy to miss this.

The Chester Beatty Library

Finally this collection of books and scripture donated by the library’s namesake is a wonderful little stop. Its eclectic collection of writing and a few other odd bits makes for a gallery of particular interest to those curious about religious texts and scripture.

Chester Beatty Library - Quran

Benjamin Duff


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