After requests from the Royal Dublin Society (RDS), the decision to establish a state-run museum arose to continue expanding museum activities. Today, the National Museum is Ireland's leading museum institution, with three different branches in Dublin. The three different locations are located between a 10-minute walk, and 15-minute walk from the Morgan Hotel. Head to our special offers page, to see our full range of packages for staying at the Morgan Hotel.
The National Museum of Ireland
The National Museum of Ireland has 3 locations in Dublin, all easily accessible on foot from The Morgan Hotel’s central location. A whole day can be spent in each location depending on what you are most interested in. The museums are all housed in beautifully designed buildings steeped in history.
Archaeology – Kildare Street, Dublin 2
Exhibitions include the finest collection of prehistoric gold artefacts in Western Europe, outstanding examples of metalwork from the Celtic Iron Age, and the museum’s world-renowned collection of medieval ecclesiastical objects and jewellery. Kildare Street is just a short walk away from The Morgan Hotel.
Admission to the National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology is FREE.
See more details on their website.
Decorative Arts & History Museum – Collins Barracks Dublin 7
Home to a wide range of objects, which include weaponry, furniture, silver, ceramics, and glassware, as well as examples of Folklife and costume. Admission is free. Collins Barracks is also a short distance from The Morgan Hotel, our reception team will be able to guide you in the right direction.
Natural History Museum – Merrion Street Dublin 2
Visit the many galleries of animals from Ireland and overseas, also visit geological exhibits from a total collection of about 2 million scientific specimens. Admission is free. Merrion Street is within walking distance of The Morgan Hotel and is situated in a scenic part of the capital.
Please refer to the National Museum of Irelands website for the most up to date information on pricing and opening hours.