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National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology
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Ranked #15 of 546 things to do in Dublin
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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 24 July 2014

Very well displayed original artifacts, some fro thousands of years ago when Ireland first inhabited. Well displayed and worth a visit.

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Reviewed 24 July 2014

This is a very good museum with layers and layers of history represented. The museum was built in the late 1800's which adds to the atmosphere.
It is considered to be the home of the finest collection of Bronze Age and Iron Age gold artefacts in the world.




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Reviewed 23 July 2014

Several of the bog people discovered within the last 5 years were possibly kings or Irish royalty due to the telltale signs from no calluses on the hands, hair styles with gels usedfor their personal care, etc.which corresponds to the NOVA presentation on Ghosts of Murdered Kings found in the peat bogs of Ireland.
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

Loads of gold artifacts, Cross Of Cong and Bog Bodies. Wish I had more time to browse but I arrived late in the day. Could absorb a few hous of your time if you appreciate the various periods in Irish history.

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Reviewed 22 July 2014

We were so glad we visited this Museum and were completely surprised by the many artifacts collected for public display. The highlight for us were the physical remains of the Bog People, ancient bodies recovered from the bog by a peat processing company that date back several thousand years ago, some even predating the Egyptian tombs from the Valley of the Kings. This is very much worthy of a visit. It is also Free Admission.

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