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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 9 February 2016

A wonderful museum with so much history very well displayed. I have never seen such a concentration of fantastic gold and precious objects on display. Lots to see and highly recommended

Thank anthony a
Reviewed 7 February 2016

Loved the museum as it takes you on a historic journey and ignites your appreciation for archeology and the struggles that led up to today. You'll get lost for a few hours reading, observing and photographing awe inspiring relics. As for me, I love learning...More

Thank Malaquita M
Reviewed 4 February 2016

Don't miss the bog men. Creepy. There are many things recovered from the soil. The building is interesting in itself, too.

Thank ortegaelbarbas
Reviewed 4 February 2016

Where I always bring people visiting Ireland - it has all the cool gold stuff, treasure and bog bodies!

Thank 474Lee24
Reviewed 2 February 2016

This is a fairly small museum that tries to do a lot of things, some well and some not as well. The highlights are the displays on the Viking history in Ireland and ancient burial practices. Less captivating is the piece on mummies (a very...More

Thank westchester2015
Reviewed 1 February 2016

Dropped in here just the other day. A slightly difficult place to assess in some ways. The building itself is a brilliant and interesting example of Victorian museumcraft, and well worth paying attention to as you go around. Having said that, some of the collections...More

1  Thank Ould_Mr_Brennan
Reviewed 1 February 2016

I'm an archaeology student so I'm a bit biased, but this has such great exhibits - the bog bodies are great! The reconstructions are really good and the displays are amazing. Even the surrounding architecture is beautiful!

Thank Amena317
Reviewed 31 January 2016

Interesting museum about culture of Ireland. There are many pieces that trace the history of this extraordinary nation. Beautiful structure of the museum, especially the hall which is at the center.

Thank Luke_S07
Reviewed 30 January 2016

The museum has lots to see but the exhibits are mainly displayed in covered plexiglass boxes. Most of the information is provided with text. Nice museum just don't expect any multi-media or interactive displays.

Thank DebbieO101
Reviewed 30 January 2016

Wasn't sure about this place in advance and was delighted with how beautiful it was, You can check all coats and bags in a locker at the desk for free - great when you are a tourist with too much stuff to carry around. The...More

Thank B00Tee
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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