Dublinia & the Viking World (Synod Hall), Dublin

Dublinia & the Viking World (Synod Hall), Dublin

In the historic Synod Hall, just opposite Christ Church Cathedral and connected to it by a picturesque bridge, Dublinia & the Viking World offers an engaging journey through Viking and medieval Dublin, making it a perfect destination for families, particularly during the summer when special activities are available (check the website for details). This particular attraction brings medieval Dublin to life through cutting-edge exhibits and reconstructions, engaging visitors with sights, sounds, and even scents from centuries ago.

Walk-through exhibits depict scenes like the plague and medieval fairs, complete with sound effects and interactive displays, providing a hands-on exploration of history. Additionally, an archaeology room showcases the city's excavation process, featuring a re-created dig site and a lab where visitors can inspect medieval artifacts under microscopes.

As visitors ascend to the second floor, they step into the Great Hall, once the meeting place of Anglican bishops until 1982, now transformed into Viking World. Here, a near-life-size Viking ship takes center stage, accompanied by audiovisual presentations on Viking sagas and opportunities to experience aspects of Viking life firsthand, including trying on those oh-so-fashionable slave chains.

Tip:
Don't miss the opportunity to climb the 17th-century Saint Michael's Tower and enjoy fine views of the cityscape.

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Sight Name: Dublinia & the Viking World (Synod Hall)
Sight Location: Dublin, Ireland (See walking tours in Dublin)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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