Dublinia combines modern and medieval Dublin for an educational step back into the city’s Viking era. Opened in 1993 and redeveloped in 2010, the buildings and streets have been recreated to offer the visitor a view of what everyday life was like during that period of Irish history. Actors walk the exhibit in full period dress and encourage visitors to join in. The main exhibits use high-tech audiovisual and computer displays and there is a scale model of Dublin circa 1500. There is a medieval maze, a life-sized reconstruction based on the 13th century dockside at wood quay, and an excellent view from the tower.
Viking, Medieval and Historical Hunters
The Dublinia Experience comprises three exhibitions
- The exhibit of the Viking World includes a Viking burial
- In Medieval World exhibit, you can visit a rich merchant’s kitchen and walk along a bustling medieval street
- An exhibit called Historical Hunters allows you to play archaeologist through the use of interactive digs and a special laboratory
Nicely put-together video of the Dublinia attraction by William BroughamDublinia is located in the south city centre, next to Christ Church Cathedral, at the Old Synod Hall, a former meeting place of the bishops of the Church of Ireland. The exhibitions attract more than 125,000 visitors yearly. A guided tour begins at 2:30 pm every day.
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