How to Find Us

Getting Here

Dublin Map

Map Key

1 - Decorative Arts & History
2 - Archaeology

On Foot


30 minutes walk from O’Connell Street

45 minutes walk from Grafton Street

Five minutes walk from Smithfield, Heuston Station or Phoenix Park

Public Transport

Bus: 90 (Aston Quay), 25, 25A, 66, 67 (Wellington Quay)

Luas: Red line Luas (tram) - dedicated ‘Museum’ stop

By Car

Car Parking is available onsite

Alternative Transport

Dublin City 'Hop on Hop Off' Bus Tours, have a drop off and pick up stop at our three sites in Dublin

Museum Link (172) operated by Dublin Bus has a drop off and pick up stop at the three Dublin sites

Detailed Directions

From Heuston Station

Follow St John’s Road (N4) across the River Liffey to Wolf Tone Quay and drive towards the City Centre. The Croppy Acre should be on your left and remain on the outside lane. Take the first left turn directly after the park (Liffey Street West) and drive to the end of road – the Museum gates will be straight ahead.

From the M50 (Red Cow Roundabout)

Take the Naas Road (R110) exit off the M50 and drive towards the city centre, cross the Canal onto Tyrconnell Road and continue on to Grattan Crescent, which leads on to Inchcore Road. Take the first left turn off Inchcore Road on to Memorial Road and at the next junction turn right onto Con Colbert Road (N4). Drive straight through the next roundabout onto St Johns Road. Continue until you reach Heuston Station then cross the River Liffey onto Wolf Tone Quay driving towards the City Centre, take the first turn left onto Liffey Street West and the Museum gates will be straight ahead.

From Dublin Airport

Take the second exit off the Airport Roundabout, which will lead you along the Dublin Road towards the M1. Again take the second exit off the next roundabout where you will find yourself driving towards the city centre. Continue driving until you reach the junction that crosses Collins Avenue, continue to drive straight ahead onto the Swords Road (N4) through the city and towards the Quays. Cross the Quays over to Ushers Quay and drive away from the centre towards Heuston Station. Take the second bridge to cross over the River Liffey and drive straight ahead onto Liffey Street West, which leads onto Benburb Street. The Museum gates will be in front of you.

Public Transport

From O’Connell Street: From the bottom of O’Connell Street, walk up the street (heading away from the River Liffey) take the first left, which is Lower Abbey Street, and get on a red line LUAS heading in the direction of Tallaght. The Museum is four stops away, alight at the MUSEUM stop.

From Connolly Station: Take the LUAS from Connolly Station (LUAS Terminus) and alight at the MUSEUM stop, which is six LUAS stops away.

From Heuston Station: Take the LUAS heading in the direction of Connolly; the National Museum of Ireland has a dedicated LUAS stop, alight at MUSEUM.

From Dublin Airport: Take an AIRLINK bus from Dublin Airport, which brings you to the City Centre.

The 747 terminates at Central Bus Station (Busáras), from here take a LUAS travelling in the direction of Tallaght and alight at MUSEUM (five stops).

Alternatively, the 748 bus terminates at Heuston Station, from here take a LUAS travelling in the direction of Connolly and alight at MUSEUM (one stop).

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