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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 today

Its compact enough but the raw amount of historic stuff on display is impressive, they had a viking exhibit at the time we were visiting so there were a lot of things on display. It gives you items to look at from the stone age...More

Thank Brett B
Reviewed yesterday

My son and I thoroughly enjoyed our 3 visits to the archaeology museum. The display of lithics is outstanding.

Thank jacquelinesA7418HD
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I stumbled across this gem of a museum while strolling around Dublin. There is no entry fee. It’s not particularly large but well set out and its exhibits are fascinating. It gave us a wonderful introduction to prehistorical and historical Ireland before...More

Thank Sandra0852
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is how all museums around the world should be. Free and informative with beautifully laid out exhibits clearly labelled and explained. Great medieval and Viking exhibits as well as interactive stations explaining various exhibits. Not to miss!

Thank William M
Reviewed 5 days ago

you get a good idea of the irish history. take the guided tour, if there is one as it is more helpful

Thank Viktoria T
Reviewed 6 days ago

I thoroughly enjoyed my time spent at this museum - it was large enough to have some really interesting and well-built displays, but small enough that you could stroll through in an afternoon. The architecture of the museum is beautiful inside and out. The displays...More

Thank silverbrook
Reviewed 6 days ago

Highly recommend this free museum that is geared towards all ages! There are 5 main exhibits: bog excavations and finds, jewelry, vikings, medieval life, and Egyptian things. One could easily spend 2-4 hours there, depending on what you choose to see. In order, I recommend:...More

Thank pracheng
Reviewed 1 week ago

Docents there are excellent and just waiting for your questions. Ask about the Celts-Viking-Christian room - you won't be disappointed.

Thank Japercaper
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful, interesting artifacts of Ireland. Beautiful jewelry and chalice. Interesting bog people. Great selection in gift shop, I bought several gifts for friends at home.

Thank vt&nyc
Reviewed 1 week ago

We planned to visit the museum to see the human remains recovered from the bogs, I know, sounds gruesome. The museum is very well laid out and easy to traverse the floors and exhibits. Very well maintained and lots to see even though it fairly...More

Thank Victoria C
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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
2 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