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National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology

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Neighbourhood: South City Centre
As featured in 3 Days in Dublin and 1 other guide
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Address: Kildare Street, Dublin, Ireland
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 14:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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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Bog Bodies Exhibit

After going on a tour through some of the bog lands in Ireland, a tour guide recommended that we visit the museum to see the bog bodies exhibition. It was fascinating! The entire... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The building itself is outstanding and there are plenty of really interesting exhibitions. Would have been nice to get a little more information about some of the items on display.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After going on a tour through some of the bog lands in Ireland, a tour guide recommended that we visit the museum to see the bog bodies exhibition. It was fascinating! The entire museum is very interesting and easy to follow with the maps provided.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On my most recent visit to Dublin I was keen to fill in some of the gaps in my knowledge of Irish history and culture. While doing this properly would undoubtedly take a lifetime, it must be said that this museum provided the necessary overview for deeper investigation later, taking the visitor through from earliest prehistory to medieval times, with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum was very interesting. You can learn a lot of history and how it's like in the past. Lots of artefacts, found in Ireland are in this museum. The museum has things from Ireland, Egypt, etc.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Free entry ion such museum is to good to be true, but it is. Prehistoric finds, beautiful gold and silver items from up to 40 centuries ago. Excellent illustrations, just enough explanation.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved every museum we visited in Dublin. Extremely informative! This one is very well laid out. Try it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum should definitely be visited if you are interested in Irish archaeological finds and happen to be in Dublin! It has a huge collection of artefacts, spanning Ireland's fascinating prehistory right up to medieval times. On entry, you find yourself in the central gallery, which is devoted to prehistoric and celtic finds, with a plethora of goldwork and bronzework,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our two children, 22 and 20. There was something for everyone. And if you got tired of looking, the cafe was a great place to get tea, coffee, or something to eat.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spend much more time than we'd originally planned in this museum because there was so much to see, read and experience. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It will give you an overall view of the Irish history. The objects are nicely displayed with good explanatory signs. It is not overcrowded.

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