Museum of Natural History
Dusty, weird and utterly compelling, this window into Victorian times has barely changed since Scottish explorer Dr David Livingstone...
All the big decisions are made at the Oireachtas (parliament). This Palladian mansion was built as a city residence for James...
Guided Tour of Oireachtas
Pre-arranged guided tours of the Oireachtas (houses of parliament) are available when parliament is in session (but not sitting).
The award-winning cafe of this branch of the National Museum of Ireland serves excellent salads, sandwiches and hot dishes such chicken,...
Upper Merrion St · interesting places nearby
Government Buildings information
This gleaming Edwardian pile was the last building (almost) completed by the British before they were evicted; it opened as the Royal College of Science in 1911. When the college vacated in 1989, the then-Taoiseach Charles Haughey and his government moved in and spent a fortune refurbishing the complex.
Free 40-minute tours visit the Taoiseach’s office, the Cabinet Room, the ceremonial staircase with a stunning stained-glass window – designed by Evie Hone (1894–1955) for the 1939 New York Trade Fair – and many fine examples of modern Irish arts and crafts.