Museums are usually the first port of call when compiling a sightseeing itinerary and there are more than ever to choose from when you arrive in a new city. Dublin's museum scene contains all the regular museum-goer haunts, a national gallery, museum of natural history and plenty of historial museums as well.
To boot however, we also have plenty of spots that celebrate our rich cultural history from the Dublin Writer's Museum to the Hugh Lane Gallery and the James Joyce Centre. Within you'll find fascinating documents and works from some of Ireland's most famous and talented artists and really immerse yourself in Irish culture.
While it's fantastic to have such emphasis on the arts and those who have shaped the Irish arts scene there is another industry that continues to make us famous the world over. Places like the Jameson Distillery and the Guinness Brewery are a constant source of entertainment and knowledge for tourists and Dublin locals alike and they certainly make for a fun day out. If you want some respite from the information-heavy houses of learning like the National Museum of Ireland then these might be the perfect venue. But if you're all about a crash course in history and architecture never fear, there are plenty of places to get your info quota in the capital.
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