City Hall is an outstanding example of Georgian architecture, for which Dublin is world renowned. Built between 1769 and 1779 as the Royal Exchange, it was purchased by Dublin Corporation in 1851. The restored rotunda is an excellent venue for banquets and receptions.
The Story of the Capital Exhibition in the atmospheric vaults of Dublin City Hall, is an exciting multimedia exhibition which traces the evolution of Dublin City. Treasures of the city such as the Great Sword and mace of Dublin and the Lord Mayor's chains come together with video, medieval manuscripts, interactive computer displays and period costumes, to tell the story of the capital city. The exhibition takes just one hour and tells over 1000 years of the history of this unique and ever changing city. From trade to war, Dublin has had a colourful past. Learn all about it at Dublin's City Hall.