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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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+353 1 677 7444
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Reviewed yesterday

There are a lot of items in this museum and most are intriguing. But there is so much and I feel it was lacking the human story behind the items in some places. They did a good job telling the story of a famous battle...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This is the museum to go to if you are interested in Irish history. It is free and the staff were very friendly (suggested some quaint lunch and tea places... even walked me outside to point them out to me instead of just giving instructions...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a very interesting museum with numerous exhibits. The museum has displays pertaining to the lifestyles of ancient Celtic people, how they lived, dressed, what they ate. There are examples of clothing, elaborate jewelry they crafted, tools and weapons they used and boats they...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I went to the WB Yeats exhibition and it was fantastic. Really enjoyable and I would highly recommend as it was free as well!

Thank Aisling D
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was a nice museum. There are many displays of items dating 2500BC. There are many interesting things to see.

Thank Stella L
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went to see the Bog people and ended up touring the whole museum. While the Bog people exhibit itself was smaller than we expected, the presentation of information was very well done. The variety of of artifacts ranging from sacred to secular really give...More

Thank Kyle S
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Well done museum. Tons of historic artifacts well displayed with explanations. Particularly liked the displays of the national gold artifacts. Nice exhibit of development of weapons and tools over the ages. And of course the "Bog People" are here. Better plan at least two hours.

Thank GaTraveler7011
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

They do not charge any admission, so what is holding you up? The exhibit is extremely interesting, spanning artefacts from stone age to medieval time, with bog bodies and so much more to see. The only negative thing is that they have kind of short...More

Thank Axel T
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited this museum in search of the bog people. The exhibit is in the area on torchere, which is explained in their write up. The bodies are beautifully preserved - worth the visit. On the second floor is an exhibit about the Viking influence....More

Thank Pam52787
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a great time exploring the museum. Great (surprising) history of South American and South African rubber harvesting. Bog men were fascinating—would’ve appreciated a few more details on other big artifacts. Ancient gold was amazing—especially the smithing tools.

Thank Dana C
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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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