Arts & Culture in Dublin

From local plays to touring exhibitions, this is where local Airbnb hosts go to get in touch with their creative side.

Locals’ favorite places

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1. Kilmainham Gaol
339local recommendations
Gabi & Paulo
Gabi & Paulo says “About 20 min walking from our place, a definite don’t miss! There’s a real “wow” moment that comes w...” ·
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2. Irish Museum of Modern Art
216local recommendations
David
David says “The Irish Museum of Modern Art is worth checking out (even if you're not an art lover the grounds ar...” ·
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3. National Gallery of Ireland
168local recommendations
Sarah
Sarah says “The National Gallery of Ireland holds the national collection of European and Irish fine art. Includ...” ·
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4. Chester Beatty Library
122local recommendations
Annemarie
Annemarie says “The museum, founded in 1953 by an American living in Dublin, Chester Beatty, features a fine collect...” ·
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5. National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology
102local recommendations
Una & Pat
Una & Pat says “National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology & History The National Museum of Ireland is dedicated to sh...” ·
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6. Glasnevin Cemetery
82local recommendations
Laura
Laura says “Ireland's largest cemetery where over 1.5 million people are buried, including many important histor...” ·
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7. National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History
98local recommendations
Denis
Denis says “located at the former Collins Barracks in the Arbour Hill area of Dublin, Ireland. The main focus of...” ·
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8. National Museum of Ireland - Natural History Museum
98local recommendations
Denis
Denis says “The building is a ‘cabinet-style’ museum designed to showcase a wide-ranging and comprehensive zoolo...” ·
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9. Dublinia
95local recommendations
Simone
Simone says “Dublinia is one of Dublin's best museums to visit. The museum is a unique Viking and Medieval Experi...” ·
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10. Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
80local recommendations
David
David says “Great collection in a stunning building but the main draw for it is the Francis Bacon Studio. A must...” ·
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11. Irish Film Institute
6 Eustace St
63local recommendations
Ciara
Ciara says “Iconic movie theatre specialising in independent and foreign language movies located in an old Quak...” ·
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12. Science Gallery Dublin
53local recommendations
Bernadette
Bernadette says “It may have ‘science’ in the title, but each exhibition at the gallery proves it to be the most crea...” ·
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13. Dublin Writers Museum
18 Parnell Square N
35local recommendations
David
David says “The Irish literary tradition is one of the most illustrious in the world, famous for four Nobel Priz...” ·
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14. EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
23local recommendations
Gabi & Paulo
Gabi & Paulo says “Located in the historic vaults of the CHQ Building at Custom House Quay, EPIC The Irish Emigration M...” ·
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15. Marsh’s Library
26local recommendations
David
David says “Marsh’s Library, built by Archbishop Narcissus Marsh (1638-1713), was the first public library in Ir...” ·
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16. The National Leprechaun Museum
24local recommendations
Bernadette
Bernadette says “At first hearing about this you might be thinking kitschy stuff and begorrah and begosh, but this is...”
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17. UCD - University College Dublin
27local recommendations
Philip & Fíona
Philip & Fíona says “While this is one of our top universities, there is a lovely walk all around the grounds. If you go...” ·
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18. James Joyce Centre
35 N Great George's St
26local recommendations
Frank
Frank says “For Joyce enthusiasts. In a historic Georgian building, The James Joyce Centre offers walking tours...” ·
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19. National Library of Ireland
24local recommendations
David
David says “Public library with a free Yeats Exhibition on the lower floor. Note: The National Gallery, The Nat...” ·
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20. James Joyce Tower & Museum
18local recommendations
Small
Small says “Embrace the literature of James Joyce within this iconic museum at the Martello Tower, Sandycove, Co...” ·
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21. Project Arts Centre
39 Essex St E
20local recommendations
Brian
Brian says “Also check out The National Concert Hall: www.nch.ie The Abbey Theatre: www.abbeytheatre.ie The Gai...” ·
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22. Irish Whiskey Museum
119 Grafton Street
13local recommendations
Sarah
Sarah says “It's whiskEY with an "EY". Don't go buying any of the cheap Scottish whisky without an "E". If they...” ·
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23. Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship
18local recommendations
Maria
Maria says “The ship is an authentic replica, built in Tralee, Co. Kerry. It has sailed to North America and to ...” ·
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24. RHA Gallery (Royal Hibernian Academy)
15 Ely Pl
14local recommendations
Vanessa
Vanessa says “Beautiful contemporary art gallery in the heart of Dublin with up to 5 exhibitions on at any one tim...” ·
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25. The elbowroom
32 Brunswick St N
15local recommendations
Bernadette
Bernadette says “Our centre offers a comprehensive schedule of classes, workshops, events and services including: yog...” ·
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26. Jam Art Factory
64 Patrick St
15local recommendations
Orla
Orla says “This little shop sells funky, quirky images of Dublin, perfect for a momento of a visit.”