The Moving Crib

OPEN: 23rd November 2021 - 9th January 2022

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK*

*(closed Christmas Day, St Stephen’s Day & New Year’s Day)

Open for school & group bookings from 9.30 am*

Open to public from 11am**

 

*Group Bookings – please use the “Group Booking Form” to reserve your spot,  by clicking the button below. 

**PLEASE NOTE: In line with Government Guidelines, COVID Vaccination Passports will be checked at the door. 

This year The Moving Crib will be opening it’s doors for it’s 65th 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.

PLEASE NOTE:

Groups must book using the "Group Booking" Button opposite

*Individuals and 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.

PLEASE NOTE:

Groups must book using the "Group Booking" Button opposite

*Individuals and 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!

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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