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National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology

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Neighbourhood: South City Centre
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Address: Kildare Street, Dublin, Ireland
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10:00 - 17:00
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology is the national repository for...

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 artefacts in western Europe, outstanding examples of metalwork from the Celtic Iron Age and the Museum’s world-renowned collection of medieval ecclesiastical objects and jewellery. The Treasury: Ór - Ireland's Gold, Prehistoric Ireland, Kingship and Sacrifice, Viking Ireland, Medieval Ireland, Ancient Egypt, Ceramics and Glass from Ancient Cyprus, Life and Death in the Roman World. There is also a number of Temporary Exhibitions taking place.

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Being a free place to visit in Dublin, this place is a great place to visit. If you like history and want to understand Dublin and Ireland, this is the place. Lots of interesting... read more

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Being a free place to visit in Dublin, this place is a great place to visit. If you like history and want to understand Dublin and Ireland, this is the place. Lots of interesting findings, especially what they found in the bog. My partner especially enjoyed the Egyptian part! It was a little disorganised but then again.. I didn't follow... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great museum - beautiful building and was a great way to spend a couple of hours to catch up on some of the history of Ireland

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a wonderful place to visit and as with all dublins museums its free.was the best one we visited, lots to see including mummies and vikings great displays bigger than it looks on the outside and the coffee shop is very good value with very large cakes which pleased my wife.

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We had a good time looking round, lots of very interesting exhibits such as the vikings exhibit and the bodies that were found in bogs, we couldn't believe what was preserved. I think we were in there for 2 hours as there is just so much to see. One of our friends is an archaeologist so he loved everything.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's lovely that this museum is free! Irish and Egyptian history have spots here. There is so much gold downstairs! Also, there are a couple of the infamous bog bodies with sobering, depressing details of their murders. Definitely stop by!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Depends on what you're interested in, but worth a trip. Lots of really old gold and spearheads. Really nice Egyptian exhibit which I wasn't expecting, & a boat made out of one v.long tree dug up from a peat bog. odd sight but still unique & interesting. A few bog bodies too which kids bored of the stones might find... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In this museum you get to know Ireland and Dublin from the ancient times. Some of the findings at the first floor are astonishing. Also, a really cool gift shop (pretty chip) if you want to take something back home that is 100% Irish. The second floor is full with findings from ancient Egypt, Greece, Mesopotamia etc. Free entrance also.... More 

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I am not an archaeological fan, but I was amazed to see that the golden necklaces are quite similar to the south and central America golden jewelries.

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After a recent re visit to this museum i left pleasantly surprised. It's not on the scale of museums of a similar calibre in large cities like Paris or new York but it still manages to provide a memorable and enjoyable experience in its well thought out viewing areas. It's also highly educational and inspired me to do some more... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The national Museum is part of a block of old wonderful buildings, not far from downtown Dublin. Broken up into a few different buildings, the Archaeology museum houses wonderful collections of medieval artifacts from all over the world... a modest egypt room is also included. The real gem is the wonderful collection of Irish and viking artefacts, that really help... More 

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