Culture in Ireland

Ten of the best Galleries and Museums in Ireland

Titanic Museum

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Whether you are traveling from Dublin Airport, Kerry Airport, Shannon Airport, Dublin City or any Irish destination it's important to really get a feel for Irish history and culture by visiting some of Irelands historical, artistic and beautiful museums and art galleries.

When the weather is bad we would suggest taking a look at our indoor actitives , Spa Getaways , Museums and Galleries or any of our Driving Routes to keep dry and warm away from the widy Irish weather.

Narrowing down all wonderful museums and galleries into a short list of 10 seemed impossible. But here you have it, Car Rental Ireland's 10 top historical spots in Ireland.

Crawford Art Gallery Cork

Crawford Art Gallery is a National Cultural Institution and regional art museum for Munster, dedicated to the visual arts, both historic and contemporary.

Hunt museum Limerick

The Hunt Museum preserves and exhibits the original artefacts gathered, over a life time, by John and Gertrude Hunt and known as the Hunt Collection. The Museum also displays its own collections, as well as visiting exhibitions of Local, National and International significance

National Museum of Ireland in Dublin

The National Museum of Ireland has a strong emphasis on Irish art, culture, and natural history. A wonderful day out for the whole family, so get ready to be magically transported back in time to see famous Celtic artefacts.

National Art Gallery of Ireland Dublin

A beautiful interactive gallery for all ages! Art that appeals to adult and children, colouring centres for the kids who want to get creative. Adults and teens are also encouraged to pick up a pencil and learn or improve your drawing skills with artist-led workshops that take place in blocks throughout the year.

Dublin’s writer museum in Dublin

This one is definitely one for the book worms of the world! The Irish literary tradition is one of the most illustrious in the world, famous for four Nobel Prize winners, see all their works and more!

Irish whiskey museum Dublin

An interactive, ultra-modern tour offering an experience unlike any other in Dublin! Go on a journey back through time and discover the intriguing tale of Irish whiskey, its unique origins, its rise to glory, dramatic fall and current revival in this unique museum.

The MAC museum Belfast

This wonderful museum has a little bit of everything to appeal to the masses. Not only is it Belfast's home of international art exhibitions, the best live theatre, top shows and events, but you can also expect all manner of weird and wonderful events happening weekly.

Titanic museum Belfast

Explore the shipyard, walk the decks, travel to the depths of the ocean and uncover the true legend of Titanic in the city where it all began. This exciting museum extends over nine interactive galleries, with multiple dimensions to the exhibition, drawing together special effects, dark rides, full-scale reconstructions and innovative interactive features.

National Famine museum Roscommon

A must see museum and grounds, whether for individuals, families, educational groups or coach tours. A tour of The House gives an intimate insight into life in The Big House. The Irish National Famine Museum tells a different story and highlights the parallels between a tragic chapter of Irish History and contemporary global hunger.

Ulster American Folk Park Tyrone

Follow and interactive show, showing you the trail of thousands of Irish emigrants from the thatched cottages of Ulster, on board a full-scale sailing ship to the log cabins in the USA! It reveals the reasons behind the exodus and wave of emigration and shows how the settlers adapted to and impacted on, a new and unfamiliar environment in the New World of America.

As these galleries and museums are spread across the Country we would highly suggest renting a Car Rental Ireland car to insure you don’t miss any of these spectacular historical spots.

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