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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 yesterday

The museum was recommended to us by the hotel. It is free to the public, but they do ask for a voluntary donation. The exhibits were incredible and chronicled the archeological history of the area. There were many Viking artifacts and they were having a...More

Thank csarchibald
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went to see the Broighter Gold but there were so many treasures to see including the log boat, shrines, artefacts from Tara Only spent hour there definitely needs more than that! Free admission but definitely worth giving a gratuity

Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 2 days ago

The building that houses the museum is worth the visit alone - a wonderful old style, ornately decorated place. We had limited time - the Museum is only open for 3 hours on Sundays, and we were a bit late getting there - so we...More

Thank sueguinane
Reviewed 3 days ago

I wish I had more time to view the exhibits as I could have spent an entire morning. Fascinating exhibits with a few hands on or video experiences and free!

Thank Michele R
Reviewed 3 days ago

The museum is an interesting building in itself with amazing tiling around all the doors. The exhibits are very well displayed in straightforward chronological order. Of course the gold is stunning but what is also fascinating are the items made of organic material that have...More

Thank Andy B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A really interesting collection of artefacts from all over Ireland. Museum gives lots of info about the vikings and how they shaped Dublin especially. Highlight has to be the discoveries from the peat bogs which really are worth a look. Great attraction, especially as it's...More

Thank daveb10987
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you haven't been to this museum in the past ten years, it's worth another visit, with the ancient jewelry and bog exhibits completely renovated. The intricate, detailed gold work from thousands of years ago is simply astounding.

Thank pjoed
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Brilliant exebitions , free a worth it . This is one of those amazing places worth visiting . I especially found the giant moose interesting

Thank Phila D
Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice museum with easy layout. Contains artifacts found to prehistoric times. The Bog people and other things found in bogs is great to see. Would recommend this if you have an hour or two to kill in Dublin, can't drink beer the whole time now...More

Thank pmg67
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hoards, bog bodies (yes you heard right) and the archaeological finds make this well worth going to see. And the gift shop is reasonable and your supporting a great museum too!

Thank Moira P
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20 April 2017|
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Response from Barbara d | Reviewed this property |
I spent about 1.5 hr, depends on interest, could be longer
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
Carolina S
6 December 2016|
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Response from Ace6of6Clubs | Reviewed this property |
If you're reading everything, as I like to do, it will take at least a whole day. We spent about three hours there. My Dad got through most of what he wanted to see. I only got through six rooms.