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Hard to knock a free museum

The Revenue Museum is located on the opposite side of the Dublin Castle entrance. We just happened upon it while looking for the DC entrance. It has displays of tax collecting... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Baltimore
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Baltimore
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Revenue Museum is located on the opposite side of the Dublin Castle entrance. We just happened upon it while looking for the DC entrance. It has displays of tax collecting and the things people try not to have taxed. It probably takes 15 - 20 minutes to walk through if one reads everything, 5 -10 minutes if you just... More 

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Thank ChristopherF
Munich, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

The museum was free. Theme was the taxes. Past machines, tax history, old money samples to be seen. Confiscated illegal items which were smuggled into the country and then taxed. Yep...interesting!

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1 Thank Hirlsa H
South East England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Humorous look at the Irish tax system through the ages- and it was free. We went in just before the curators lunch and he came up to us and said he was having his lunch and would shut the doors but not to rush and let him know when we were ready to go, also assuring us that he did... More 

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Thank cyclecrazy
County Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 13 April 2016

The "tax man" is perhaps one of nature's least loved human beings but this little museum casts a humorous eye upon his activities over the centuries. The museum is filled with unusual artifacts - all of which are very well explained. Between 20 and 30 minutes is all it takes - a great distraction while you wait for the next... More 

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Thank 007FitzJames
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 7 March 2016

Interesting enough sounding option for your visit to Dublin, most of us spend our lives dealing with these people in our various countries around the world, if that is what rocks your boat when you come to the Emerald Isle to get away from it all from your own home, come and visit a museum about taxation of the masses,... More 

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Thank Theycallitmadness
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

We stumbled across this museum and enjoyed having a look around. It is quite small but there is quite a lot to see and read. It only takes maybe 30 minutes to look at everything but if you wanted to be there longer you could. A hidden gem and worth a visit.

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Thank Emily R
Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2015

Lots to read and lots to learn. Thoroughly enjoyed spend about half an hour in this museum and free to the public.

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Thank Alexloveseatingout
Galway, Ireland
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015

This is a gem. Tucked away behind Dublin Castle and on the way to the Chester Beatty it is often overlooked. But what a find. Take a look back to the days of stills and illegal whiskey, stamps from the old stamping building and lots of other interesting facts about the Revenue Commissioners Office. Engage with the curator and you... More 

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Thank harvardlegal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

We stumbled across this museum on our way to the Beatty Library. It was free and interesting. Who would counterfeit Head and Shoulder's!

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Thank Chouette222
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 12 December 2014

Easy to find but most people just walk past the door on their way to the famous Chester Beatty Library, which is also located in the heart of Dublin Castle. The Revenue Museum has some great exhibits, all clearly labelled and annotated. I particularly liked the revenue stamp collection - some of which are very difficult to find if you... More 

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