Family Fun at Dublinia

Here in Dublinia we love welcoming all of our visitors, big and small. There are plenty of things to see and fun facts to keep the little ones entertained as they journey through Viking and Medieval Dublin. You will even find out what the Vikings used as toilet paper!

Meet our Living Historians!

Our Living Historians are ready and waiting to meet you. Dressed in authentic costumes they will talk to you about anything and everything from Viking coin minting, weaponry and bone carving to Medieval cookery and medicine. They also love being asked questions – the tougher the better – so make sure all the family have their thinking caps on!

Some of our Vikings also love to play Hnefatafl, a form of Viking chess, and if you’re really lucky, you can challenge them to a game.

   

Scale Model

Explore our scale model of Medieval Dublin and see how many landmarks you know in Dublin City today that you can find.

Write your name in Viking Runes

During your visit to Dublinia you will learn all about Futhorc, the Viking runic alphabet. Each of our visitors receives a Viking Rune sheet with every Viking letter to take home with them. This means you can practice writing runes using your name, or anything else you like, even after your visit! On top of that, when you arrive to Dublinia, each of you will receive your own stylus pen which allows you to use all of our touch screens safely. Children can take their stylus home with them and use it on their own devices as a keepsake from their family day out in Dublinia.

Fly through the streets of Medieval Dublin

For the first time in Dublinia you can now take a seat in our audio visual room and watch a short film depicting a virtual rendering of Medieval Dublin. Listen to the story of one man growing up in this historic city as a young boy while you are whisked through the narrow and crowded streets of Dublin. Then see the city grow and develop before your eyes as the man grows up and starts his own family while you fly over the river and out beyond the city walls. It really is something for all the family to enjoy together!