The Revenue Museum, which is situated in the Crypt of the Chapel Royal, offers interesting and often amusing insights into the long history of the collection of taxes and duties in Ireland.
Exhibits include inter-active smuggling games, video footage of alcohol duty assessment, and counterfeit goods and stamping equipment.
Experience a unique window on the many and varied activities of the Revenue Commissioners, from tax collection to customs controls, over several centuries. Our colourful and insightful displays will surprise and inform you.
In addition to exhibits old and new, the Museum contains audio-visual displays and instructive video games. See if you can find hidden contraband or guess the parts of a house that were subject to tax in days gone by.
Among the many exhibits are the first set of Exchequer Returns for Saorstát Éireann, a poitín still, a stamp duty machine, examples of counterfeit goods and endangered species seized at ports and airports, early computer technology, and a wide range of beautiful measuring instruments. All of these are housed in the atmospheric crypt of the Chapel Royal.
While you are in Dublin Castle you can also visit the Chester Beatty Library, the State Apartments and the medieval undercroft.