Ireland is 32,595 square miles, and it has over 3,000 miles of coastline. But even though Ireland features incredible sights and natural scenery to explore during all of your castle vacations, it’s absolutely worthwhile to explore some famous museums as well. Ireland has a rich history, of which you can experience some tangible elements through these historic locales. Check out some of the most renowned museums in all of the Emerald Isle:
The National Museum of Ireland
The National Museum of Ireland has four different premises, and each one has its own subject. There’s an archaeology section on Kildare Street in Dublin, a natural history section on Merrion Street in Dublin, a decorative arts and history section at Collins Barracks, and a country life section based in County Mayo. Each has a wide variety of exhibits that reflect its subject — check out the one(s) that fascinate you the most.
The Hunt Museum
The Hunt Museum is also ideal for all types of history buffs. Tourists can browse a wide variety of artifacts from Egypt and Ireland’s Mesolithic era.
“Limerick city’s Hunt Museum consists of a renowned collection of artifacts bequeathed by the historian and antiquarian John Hunt and his wife, Gertrude. Currently based in the Georgian Custom House building by the River Shannon, the museum holds antiquities and artworks that date back as far as Ireland’s Mesolithic era and ancient Egypt. Other notable pieces include works by Jack B. Yeats, Renoir, Picasso, and Irish fashion designer Sybil Connolly,” writes Kate Phelan on The Culture Trip.
The Little Museum of Dublin
Finally, the Little Museum of Dublin is nestled away in a Georgian townhouse in Dublin on St. Stephen’s Green. The museum features some of the most eclectic elements of authentic Emerald Isle life. One of the most famous exhibits at the Little Museum of Dublin includes an in-depth look at one of the most famous modern bands to emerge from the country — U2.
As of 2013, Ireland’s population ranked 119th in the world, and the country’s rich history makes it the perfect place for history buffs to take castle vacations. For more information about luxury guided tours in Ireland, contact Hammond Tours.