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Dublinia, Dublin, Southeast View 20150808 1.jpg
Synod hall, the building that houses Dublinia
Dublinia is located in Central Dublin
Location within Central Dublin
LocationSt Michael’s Hill, Christ Church,
Dublin, Ireland
Coordinates53°20′36″N 6°16′20″W / 53.343333°N 6.272222°W / 53.343333; -6.272222Coordinates: 53°20′36″N 6°16′20″W / 53.343333°N 6.272222°W / 53.343333; -6.272222
Viking burial scene, Dublinia

Dublinia is a historical recreation (or living history) museum and visitor attraction in Dublin, Ireland, focusing on the Viking and Medieval history of the city. Dublinia is located in a part of Dublin's Christ Church Cathedral, known as the Synod hall.

Dublinia features historical reenactment, with actors playing the roles of Vikings and Medieval Dubliners (in full costume) and encourages visitors to join in. It has recreations of Viking and Medieval era buildings (houses, etc) and street scenes.[1]

The exhibition was opened in 1993,[2] and was redeveloped in 2010 at a cost of €2 million. The museum attracts over 125,000 visitors per annum.[3]

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  1. ^ Dublinia - Exhibitions Archived July 19, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Michael McHale (May 13, 2010). "Vikings invade for the return of Dublinia". Irish Independent. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  3. ^ "Dublinia unveils its €2m facelift". Irish Times(subscription required). 5 May 2010. Retrieved 10 November 2012.

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