The Moving Crib

OPEN: 24th November 2022 - 8th January 2023

11am - 5.30pm Every Day*

No Booking Necessary for Individuals & Families!

School Groups Must Book using the booking button on this page. 

*Closed Christmas Day, St Stephen’s Day & New Year’s Day.

Early closing on Christmas Eve @ 3pm & New Year’s Day @3pm

This year The Moving Crib will be opening it’s doors for it’s 66th year!

The Moving Crib has been a key feature of Christmas in Dublin for so long that parents and grandparents, who visited The Moving Crib as children, are now bringing their children and grandchildren to enjoy and re-live this amazing Christmas experience!

The Moving Crib, the mention of which evokes a smile and fond memories of Dublin in the ‘rare auld times’ is the only one of its kind in Ireland (if not the world); it is an historical and entertaining experience. This Dublin landmark is as captivating today as it was when it first opened its doors in 1956 and admission is FREE.

BOOK YOUR SCHOOL CHRISTMAS TRIP USING THE BUTTON BELOW

Individuals & Families DO NOT need to book.

#TheMovingCrib

Find us on Social Media: Facebook, Instagram & Twitter Handle @StMartinDublin

Please note: Due to the fact that we are located in a Listed and Protected building and our Moving Crib is located in the basement of our premises, we are very sorry but we do not have wheelchair or mobility impaired access to The Crib. Our sincere apologies.

DRAW A LEAF COMPETITION

Win a Book Hamper worth €50

Please Note: Our colouring table will be closed this year but our Draw A Leaf Competition is still running.

Have your little ones draw and colour leaves (or download leaf templates from the link below), write their Name, Age and a Contact Number on the back and bring them with you so they can be placed in the Garden of Eden forever and be entered into the competition.

BOOK YOUR SCHOOL CHRISTMAS TRIP USING THE BUTTON BELOW

Individuals & Families DO NOT need to book.

The Moving Crib has been featured in many news and media outlets and online community groups, here are just some of the comments:

“A wonderful hidden gem in Dublin City”DublinKids.ie

“…an annual Christmas highlight”The New York Times

“One of Dublin’s best-loved Christmas traditions.”Airport Hopper

“The Charming Moving Crib (been there for donkey’s years!) is a real Dublin Institution and should give you a warm glow for the true meaning of Christmas.”Isaac’s Hostel

“A tradition that has fascinated generations of children from all over Ireland for more than half a century…”HerFamily.ie

“Definitely one of the most unique things to do in Dublin at Christmas.”Lisa Hughes (Journalist/Blogger)

“fascinating and creative journey located in Dublin.”Catolicos Hispanos en Irlanda

Read about the History of The Moving Crib

Click Here for the History of The Moving Crib

What to expect...

Lots of old world charm and a whole LOT of FUN! 

Winding your way down to the basement of this lovely Georgian building, you are greeted with a montage of many historical/fun stories, including Noah’s Ark, The Wise Men and many more, its scenes, competitions, an illusion wall and a little touch of magic are all sure to guarantee a fun visit for all the family! Don’t forget to share your photos, use #TheMovingCrib on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR BELOW…

If you would like to make a donation for the upkeep of the Moving Crib ....

Click the button below. Donations can be made through Paypal

PLEASE NOTE:

Groups must book using the "Group Booking" Button opposite

*Individuals and Families do not need to book.

If you would like to make a donation for the upkeep of the Moving Crib ....

Click the button below. Donations can be made through Paypal