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National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology

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The National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology is the national repository for all archaeological objects found in Ireland and home to over two million artefacts. Permanent Exhibitions: Our exhibitions include the finest collection of prehistoric gold...more
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Kildare Street, Dublin, Ireland
South City Centre
+353 1 677 7444
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Reviewed yesterday

There was an exhibit of remains (human and butter and cheese!) found in the Bogs of Ireland. 350-400 BC and the bodies were mummified but still had hair and nails intact! So cool.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Karie W
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were a little rushed through this museum as we arrived about 45 min before closing, but we were still able to see the majority of the items, even though we weren't able to read about each item/exhibit. It's not a very large museum, but...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Prudent_Travelers
Reviewed 3 days ago

Bodies preserved in bogs, gold hoards, swords, Egyptian exhibit, Viking settlement, medivial artifacts. Very interesting.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Biblib3
Reviewed 3 days ago

I love museums and our National Museum of Ireland in Kildare st is a good spot if you are interested in the Irish of past..some fabulous jewellery exhibits,there is a Egyptian exhibit on at the moment too. Also our pottery, clothes etc that were found...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank suemoo14
Reviewed 4 days ago

I went specifically to see the Bog people exhibit and it was even better than I expected. I also loved the exhibits of the Irish gold and the ancient history. A nicely done museum.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Stephanie B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Even if you can only spend a short time here I would highly recommend you visit this place. It is free to visit. Everything is laid out in a way that is easy to understand. Highlight of my visit was the bog people.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Girlsouting
Reviewed 6 days ago

Nicely curated display of archeological artifacts showcasing the history of Ireland. we enjoyed learning about the original descendants and seeing the 'Bog People' on display. The museum is free which is just amazing and makes it an attraction not to miss. Highly recommend if you...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank LuxAdventureTravel
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Archaeology Museum should not be missed. In addition to its charming Victorian setting, the collection is a superb way to soak in Irish pre-history and beyond.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Megan K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dublin has some wonderful free attractions, and this is one. The bog mummies alone are worth the trip!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Nadine D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great visit. Very traditional but everything well labelled and displayed. Free entry. Best things were the Brooch of Tara and the 4 bog bodies but there was lots more besides. Photography is allowed.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JohnUK
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19 November 2017|
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Response from Jane M | Reviewed this property |
I did not see tour guides when I was there. However, it is a small museum and you can easily pursue your own interests by following the printed museum map.
20 April 2017|
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Response from NMIreland I | Property representative |
We would recommend spending at least 1-2 hours visiting the National Museum of Ireland-Archaeology
1 January 2017|
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Response from Colm K | Reviewed this property |
I have read the other contributors and they are spot on. There are two O'Callaghan hotels that are fine and well located; the Alexander Hotel and the Mont Clare. Alexander is a little more expensive and better. Had I the... More