For art and culture lovers, there’s some important information to know: in Ireland, the national museums are free of charge! This information can give you ideas for activities on rainy days in Ireland! What’s more: the works on display are not to be missed!
If you want to discover Ireland in a different way, then a visit to its museums is one of the cultural activities not to be missed! First of all because Ireland has always emphasised its attachment to art and culture… but also because most of its museums are grandiose!
Often newly renovated, these museums welcome you in a modern and relaxed atmosphere, to discover the Irish and international cultural identity… Whether art or historical museums, there will be something for all tastes and you can be amazed by “The Capture of Christ”, one of Caravaggio’s greatest works, or marvel at rare archaeological objects: Viking swords, mummies from the peat bogs, Tara’s brooch? The exhibitions are as diverse as they are fascinating, whatever the museum concerned!
Please note that some private museums will charge you admission. The objects and works of art on display are also very interesting, but it’s better to find out before you go to avoid surprises…
Of course you will have a wide range of museums to choose from, especially if you are in a big city like Dublin, Belfast, Cork or Galway. It all depends of course on what you are looking for and whether you prefer history museums or art galleries. Nevertheless, here is the list of the biggest museums in the country: Discover the Irish museums.
Please note that this list also includes private museums (therefore paying).