Fancy a Museum Tour with Campervan Hire Ireland?
April 11, 2011
Discover the history & heritage of Ireland with Campervan Rental Ireland from Bunk Campers.
Art & History buffs will be spoiled for choice by the variety of museums available to explore in Ireland. As well as the usual tourist attractions like the Titanic Museum and the Guinness Storehouse, Ireland has some great places to visit off the beaten track. With the spread of museums across the country so great, it is essential to plan your museum tour of Ireland before arriving in the country. Campervan rental allows you to travel as you please, stopping to take in the culture or use your laptop to hunt out directions to the next stop.
An essential stop on any art museum tour of Ireland should be the National Gallery in Dublin, where you can view the works of Irish and European masters. In the west of the country you can also visit Limerick’s Hunt Gallery, home to works by Renoir and Picasso.
Ireland has played an important role in the spread and development of Christianity throughout history. In Trinity College Library, Dublin you can view the Book of Kells, a beautifully illustrated early manuscript of the gospels.
In Northern Ireland you can visit many history museums, particularly the newly refurbished Ulster Museum in Belfast. Outside of Belfast you can see the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum or the Ulster American Folk Park.
In the north-west of Ireland the City of Derry remains the oldest and most complete Walled city in Europe. Take a tour of the city’s varied history and learn about the 3 month long 17th century siege of Derry at The Tower Museum. You can also discover Derry’s role in Northern Ireland’s recent political life.
Off the beaten track
Away from Ireland‘s major towns and cities you can unearth the hidden gems of Ireland. Each county has its own local museum for you to discover, some of the finest examples of which are located in Co. Kerry and Co. Cavan.
are plenty of literary museums and exhibitions in Ireland for those passionate about the written word of Joyce, Yeats & Heaney. Take a look at our Irish Literature page to find out more.
Whatever your interests, you’ll find plenty to keep you occupied on a museum tour of Ireland. The comfort of campervan rental is a great way to combine transport and accommodation as you travel.