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National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology
Ranked #33 of 567 things to do in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 11 July 2014

This is a very rich museum and very well presented. We spent hours there and loved evey display. It has everything from mummies preserved in the bogs, to an interesting display of Viking memorabilia

Thank Louise R
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"bog men"
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

This museum is free and awesome!!! Many artifacts from BC and medieval ages. One of the best museums of ancient history that I every went to. Very thought provoking of what early man and Ireland was like!!!

Thank Dragonfly1004
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

If nothing else, you will be astonished at the caches of gold jewelry from hundreds and thousands of years ago. Museum gives you a great overview of Ireland's prehistory through some beautiful and interesting artifacts and displays, including several "bog people".

Thank TallyLassy850
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

Maybe we were tired from our flight from the US, who knows. We were expecting to enjoy the museum and get a crash course on the history of Ireland. After a few displays and rooms I was done. It all just seemed to blend together.

Maybe we were tired.

Thank JC_2kids
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

I wanted to see the preserved bog bodies but there was so much more. After a trip to all the sights around Newgrange and the Hill of Tara, this tied it all together. It's free too so there's no reason not to stop by.

Thank Lauraonthego
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