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National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology

Kildare Street, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 677 7444
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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 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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Kildare Street, Dublin, Ireland
South City Centre
+353 1 677 7444
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Reviewed yesterday

So much to see in here - kids and teens will love it! so many artefacts with lots to learn. A couple of floors to visit so allow a couple of hours to go round. Free entry.

Thank PamelaSweeney
Reviewed yesterday

This free museum, as are most in Ireland,where much of Irish history from prehistoric times on is full of Viking crafts, beautiful gold pieces and jewelry, some costumes, and items from daily life as well as early viking ships, and all Celtic history If you...More

Thank citycat66
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I might have missed a wing or two, the layout isn't the greatest. My favorite section, by far, was the more contemporary portrait section in the far right(?) wing - which was excellent. After that, how many dark, oil portraits, and biblical scenes can one...More

Thank Kris L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Only went to see the Irish exhibits… And they were well worth the walk in the rain for sure. By the way, it's free

Thank Lamar M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We booked the Vermeer exhibition which was excellent. However, the real show stopper was not the art - but the building. We loved the internal courtyard and the lovingly renovated old part of the gallery. It's amazing to think this attraction is free. It's a...More

Thank Dympna C
Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum contains the major metal treasures of Ireland or at least the ones that were not melted down in the previous centuries. It needs about a half day visit. unfortunately a visitor may be subject to student groups visiting from Europe who are not...More

Thank 42MattS_13
Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum is captivating and full of fascinating artifacts! There's a whole section dedicated to gold hoards full of intricately made jewelry in gold and amber. There are preserved bodies, well what remained of them, that were found in the peat bogs, and well as...More

Thank KitteLicious
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The museum offers up excellently preserved artifacts and treasure from across the centuries in Ireland. The presentation is first rate and the museum is free. It is well worth a visit to see some of the ornate treasures. The museum is not overly large and...More

Thank capriskman
Reviewed 4 days ago

My friend is passionate about bones and she knew this museum has a old skeleton exhibition. It was a little strange for me but my friend really enjoyed. I was really interested about the Ancient Egypt section. It's a good free museum with a lot...More

Thank Priscillia M
Reviewed 5 days ago

The museum was recommended to us by the hotel. It is free to the public, but they do ask for a voluntary donation. The exhibits were incredible and chronicled the archeological history of the area. There were many Viking artifacts and they were having a...More

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20 April 2017|
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Response from Barbara d | Reviewed this property |
I spent about 1.5 hr, depends on interest, could be longer
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
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Response from Ace6of6Clubs | Reviewed this property |
If you're reading everything, as I like to do, it will take at least a whole day. We spent about three hours there. My Dad got through most of what he wanted to see. I only got through six rooms.