Dublin Museums Open Their Doors Online
Though the Dublin museums have had to temporarily close their doors, many of them have become more creative online!
There are many great options when it comes to Dublin museums, which continue on as we stay at home. From virtual tours to online discussions, podcasts and videos, take a look below at what Dublin’s favourite museums are up to online. They make for great times with the kids or escapism when working from home.
National Leprechaun Museum – Videos & Podcasts
The museum offers a series of educational and fun videos, which you can watch on their Facebook or YouTube channels, as well as podcasts, which you can listen to here. Through these, you can learn more about Irish folklore and mythology.
Plus they have also launched Better Times Vouchers, which you can buy now and use at a later time. This special ticket will admit 1 person to any day time tour, with no expiry date and includes a FREE gift when redeemed at the museum!
Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again
Though the exhibition is closed, their online presence is very much active, taking part in book club discssions on Twitter and workshops via Instagram Live, all the while relating it to the iconic Seamus Heaney.
The gallery began a #CuratorsChoice podcast, which you can listen to here. Talking through some of their prized exhibits of the museum, they are making the most of the restrictions online with daily discussions about Irish and international art.
Little Museum of Dublin – Solidarity Tickets
The museum has launched Solidarity Tickets, which you can buy now and use at a later time. These tickets are available to redeem on any tour and won’t expire for two years! Online, they also share great history snippets and fun facts, through the #FunIrishHistory.
The wonderful National Gallery has added their collection of Irish art from 1670 to 1835 to their new virtual tour. Explore the art gallery from old favourites like Danby’s The Opening of the Sixth Seal to the Shaw Room or see Daniel Maclise’s impressive historic painting, The Marriage of Strongbow and Aoife.
EPIC Museum has launched a new virtual tour that’s ideal for explorers and those into Irish history from the safety of your home. Navigate through the Irish Emigration Museum, designed similarly to Google Maps and Street View, and learn more about Irish history. You can even take it up a virtual notch when you connect your own VR headset!
Know of any more museums doing online activities? Let us know and get involved using #DublinTown