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Irish Museums in Ireland

Any historic destination worth its salt is going to have its fair share of museums, and Ireland is no exception. Just about every city and town will have at least one museum showcasing the local history, but some museums are interesting to more than just the locals. These are some of the museums which you should definitely consider visiting if you are in these cities:



National Museum of Ireland, Dublin – showcasing artifacts dating back to 7000 B.C.E.

Hunt Museum, Limerick – one of Ireland’s best private collections of art

National Museum of Natural History, Dublin – contains more than two million pieces from Ireland and all over the world

Cobh Heritage Centre, Cobh – contains exhibits of Irish history and also one on the RMS Titanic, which stopped last in 
Cobh (then called Queenstown) before its ill-fated final journey

Dublin Writers Museum, Dublin – set in an 18th century house and celebrating Irish literature

Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork – new modern and contemporary art museum on the University College campus

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin – the country’s top modern and contemporary art gallery

National Museum of Ireland County Life, Castlebar – part of the National Museum of Ireland, focusing on what life was like in Ireland from 1850-1950

National Maritime Museum of Ireland, Dun Laoghaire – an island like Ireland is bound to have a strong relationship with the sea, which is documented here

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