Summer Culture Fix in Dublin – Late Openings

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With plenty of summer evenings left before the autumn weather creeps in, why not make the most of them by visiting a popular Dublin attraction? And with so many offering late-night openings during the month of August, your plans don’t have to be restricted to the weekend.

Summer Best Things To Do in Dublin – Late Openings

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

Open Late: Thursday until 8:00 pm

Voted Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction for the past three years, EPIC offers a fully interactive experience like no other, which brings Irish history to life and allows visitors to discover what it really means to be Irish. By combining personal emigrant perspectives with social and cultural context, visitors can understand why a person left Ireland and the beliefs and heritage they brought with them. Book here.

National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History

Open Late: Thursday until 8:00 pm

The National Museum of Ireland-Decorative Arts and History, housed at Collins Barracks Dublin, is home to a wide range of items, including furniture, ceramics, silver, weaponry, sand glassware, as well as examples of folk life and costume. Free admission.

National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology

Open Late: Thursday until 8pm

The National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology, on Kildare Street in Dublin, first opened its doors in 1890 and has remained popular thanks to its extensive archaeological collections. Free admission.

National Gallery of Ireland

Open Late: Thursday until 8.30pm

The National Gallery of Ireland is located in the heart of Georgian Dublin. Opened in 1864, it houses the national collection of Irish and European fine art. There is a nice cafe and the shop stocks some unusual Irish jewellery and gifts. Free admission.

Irish Whiskey Museum

Irish Whiskey Museum
Irish Whiskey Museum

Open Late: Friday and Saturday until 10.00pm

Experience guided tours on the history of Irish whiskey and interactive tastings at the Irish Whiskey Museum in Dublin.

The National Wax Museum Plus

Open Late: Everyday until 7:00pm

A firm favourite with families, The National Wax Museum Plus is an interactive experience for all ages. Get up close and personal with famous faces, learn about Irish history, walk through the Chamber of Horrors, plus much more. Book here.

The Chester Beatty Library

Open Late: Wednesday until 8:00pm

The Chester Beatty Library boasts manuscripts, rare books, and other treasures from Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and Asia. There also a lovely cafe and small park in front of the museum to enjoy. Free admission.

Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral Dublin
Christ Church

Open Late: Monday – Saturday until 7:00pm

Standing at the heart of Dublin for over 1000 years, Christ Church Cathedral is one of the most historic and sacred places in Ireland. Admire the stained glass windows, delve into the crypt below or climb into the belfry to view the famous bells. Book here.

Roe and Co Distillery

Open Late: Thursday – Saturday until 8:00pm

Located in the historic Liberties area of Dublin, Roe and Co Distillery is the home of cocktail exploration and modern Irish whiskey. There are also outdoor dining options in the Power House Gardens, this month is Vietnom from 4 – 21. Book here.

Jameson Distillery, Bow Street

Jameson Distillery Bow Street

Open Late: Thursday & Friday until 7:00pm

Visit Jameson Distillery Dublin for distillery tours, premium whiskey tasting sessions or to learn how to blend your own whiskey. Book here.

National Leprechaun Museum of Ireland

Open Late: Thursday – Saturday until 8:00pm

Take a break from the serious side of life with a visit to the National Leprechaun Museum. This unique attraction will allow you to immerse yourself in a world of magic, mystery and folklore. Book here.

National Library of Ireland

Open Late: Tuesday & Wednesday until 7:00pm

The National Library of Ireland boasts the most comprehensive collection of Irish documentary material in the world. It is also home to a number of exciting exhibitions including ‘Ireland on the Box’ – a collection of photographs showing 60 years of television in Ireland. Free admission.

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Joan Scales
Joan Scales
Award-winning journalist, Joan has been writing about travel and tourism for many years principally for The Irish Times and lately for travel2ireland. Joan has appeared many times on television and radio talking about the business of travel and all its component strands. She is also a public speaker and has appeared at many international conventions and conferences.

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