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**The Moving Crib will re-open from Mid -November 2021**


What is The Moving Crib? 

Keep scrolling to find out what you can expect during your visit to The Moving Crib! 

This year The Moving Crib will be 65 years old! It 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 a 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.

*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.

Find out more about the history of The Moving Crib here.

What do they say about The Moving Crib?

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”

“…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…”

“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

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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Free Things To Do In Dublin

You can see The Moving Crib for yourself from late November each year until early January the following year. (Closed Dec 25th, 26th and 1st January every year). Individuals and groups are welcome and best of all, admission is still FREE. While we do remain Free, we have significant maintenance and operational costs and we are asking visitors for a voluntary donation to help with the upkeep.

One of the best free things to do in Dublin over Christmas but to find out about other events happening around the city follow the link below to