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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Ancient history is very fascinating and this museum is chocked full of amazing artifacts. Give yourself plenty of time to explore and enjoy yourself at your own pace. You can get as little or as much out of this as you'd like to. I'd say...More

Thank Ben D
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Part of the 'Dublin Pass' so well worth the investment and effort. A very nice little museum with amazing finds and discoveries from 5000BC. Lots of gold and precious artifacts including Egyptian mummies. Its laid out well and you go on a journey through time....More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The history of the Vikings in Ireland and the astonishing remains of the bog people make this museum worthy of your time in Dublin.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The entrance is free and is laid out reaaly well, my grand daughter 12 was totally intrigued by the Bog people as we watched all videos about them. It has just enough well writtn information about the subjects without over kill of any artifacts. We...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Delightful journey through the ancient periods of Irish prehistory and history. Prehistoric areas include paleo-lithic and early historic foundings of Ireland. One of the most dramatic exhibits is the display of 1200 - 1000 BC gold articles. Apparently the producers are not totally known, but...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited earlier today and spent about an hour (however you could spend much more time) looking round the hundreds of displays which offers something for everyone. The building is also beautiful with lots of character and features including the mosaic flooring. Admission is free...More

Thank Mosschops1982
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoyed this museum! There are many interesting exhibits I’m sure that are still to be fully researched. Minor upgrades possible in the visitor’s path throught the musem - still very good!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed an afternoon visit to this museum filled with Irish history treasures. There were a huge variety of exhibits, including religious artifacts, bog mummies, jewelry, carved stones, and a replica of an Irish fishing boat.

Thank Suzanne W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting museum, full of archeological finds, well displayed. great displays of ancient history. Only drawback, no elevators for the those with limited mobility. admission is free

Thank Germaine R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small museum well worth a visit. The collection is well organised with significant items like the Tara broach well displayed. The collection of bog bodies is respectfully displayed and can not be seen from a casual glance into the exhibition room.

Thank SGW275
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LB-likes2travel
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.
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Johnson747
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
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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
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