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The Merrion is located in the heart of Dublin's city centre, within walking distance of some of Ireland’s most popular museums and galleries.
Tel: + 353 1 6777 444
The National Museum of Ireland officially opened its doors to the public on Kildare Street in August 1890. It is the national repository for all archaeological objects found in Ireland, and the portable archaeological heritage of Ireland, and houses over 2,000,000 artifacts, which range in date from 7000BC and the late medieval period. In addition to the archaeological collections, the museum also houses substantial Ethnographical, Classical and Egyptian collections.
Tel: +353 1 6129900
The Irish Museum of Modern Art is housed in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, the finest 17th-century building in Ireland. The Government of Ireland established The Irish Museum of Modern Art in 1990 as Ireland’s first national institution for the presentation and collection of modern and contemporary art. The Museum hosts regular exhibitions and helps artists to develop their work practice through its Arts Residency Programme.
Tel: 00 353 1 872 2077
The Dublin Writers’ Museum opened in November 1991, at No. 18 Parnell Sq. The Irish Writers' Centre, next door in No 19, contains the meeting rooms and offices of the Irish Writers' Union, the Society of Irish Playwrights, the Irish Children's Book Trust and the Translators' Association of Ireland. The Museum was established to promote interest, through its collection, displays and activities, in Irish literature as a whole, and in the lives and works of individual Irish writers. Through its association with the Irish Writers' Centre it provides a link with living writers and the international literary scene.
Tel: +353 1 661 1000
The Little Museum tells the remarkable story of Dublin in the 20th Century. The museum was launched in 2011 with a public appeal for historic objects. These items are used to tell the social, cultural and political history of Dublin in the 20th century. The museum also has a number of permanent exhibitions, including U2 and The Irish Times.
The Museum is open 9.30am to 5pm, Monday to Sunday, with late opening on Thursdays until 8pm.
Admission to the museum's main collection is by guided tour, which are on the hour evey hour.