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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

You might feel tired after a couple of hours looking at the pre-historical and medieval objects and learning about their relevance, but you will have learned a lot about Irish history. Very educational and with some curious artefacts! You can always come back the next...More

Thank LuizaCarreirao
Reviewed yesterday

We came for the bog bodies, but enjoyed the entire museum. It has an excellent collection of Irish tools, jewelry and ancient artifacts as any top notch archeological museum should have. There's a very large petrified wood boat that's very impressive too.

Thank maryn67
Reviewed 2 days ago

The museum is not big, but defiantly worth seeing. The displays seemed to be newly redone and the layout was interesting. There is no fee for admission.

Thank travelmomCharlotte
Reviewed 2 days ago

Having spent the morning in the National Gallery, I could not come to Dublin and not discover the "Bog Men". Built in 1890, the building mirrors the Library creating a square in front of Leinster House. Inside, the Victorian ironwork is wonderful. Work on Leinster...More

Thank derekmcl2015
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is fascinating - from the bog findings to the metalwork to the Egyptian section tucked away in a corner. Placards describing the exhibits are quite informative. And admission is free! Great place to get insight into history. I spent almost 2 hours here...More

Thank BUFtoDCA
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Now ordinarily I would not be thrilled to see sacrificed dead bodies especially given what ISIS has been doing to innocent people over the last several years. But this is different. This exhibit was from more than a thousand years ago and represented a time...More

Thank Tommy B
Reviewed 4 days ago

You could easily spend half a day here. My husband and I spent the morning at the art gallery which is nearby, and then came here for the afternoon after having lunch in their restaurant, Brambles Cafe., which was very tasty and reasonably priced. Both...More

Thank Mimivfl73
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I loved this museum and found the collection extensive and fascinating. Seen items I have only seen on TV. Visited twice in four weeks. The gold collection was so beautiful. Excellent.

Thank atez
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great archeology museum, covering many time periods with local artifacts from Hill of Tara and the peat bogs, etc. Very interesting. We were there 2 hours but could have spent more time based on how much there is to see. They also have a nice...More

Thank MySeaBiscuit13
Reviewed 6 days ago

The mummified remains from the Irish peat bogs will remain with me for the rest of my life. The wooden canoe is a must say, hard to miss, but incredible sight.

Thank Carl F
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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.