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National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology

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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...more
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Kildare Street, Dublin, Ireland
South City Centre
+353 1 677 7444
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Reviewed yesterday

We stopped at the National Museum of Ireland during our visit to Dublin. There were so many things on display - the exhibits were wonderful! We parked several blocks away and walked around Dublin during our visit - much of the things that we wanted...More

Thank Kathy G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

3 of us went here on a Sunday to see the exhibition of prehistoric bog bodies found around Ireland. The museum opens between 2.00 and 5.00 on Sundays. It is free to enter. Aside from the bog bodies exhibition, which was fascinating, the were displays...More

Thank I W
Reviewed 5 days ago

Definitely worth a visit. The Bog people are respectfully displayed - but it's shocking to see them. The shrines/boxes that held the sacred books are cool.

Thank S B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Good amount of artifacts and information regarding the initial Viking raids on Ireland. Very traditional museum with items and informational displays.

Thank FarAway208146
Reviewed 6 days ago

This museum attempts to answer the questions regarding the origins of the Irish people. During the English rule of Ireland much of the origins of the Irish history has be slanted towards the English. It is interestingl to know that before the English rule, Ireland...More

Thank Chungsen L
Reviewed 6 days ago

One of 4 museums under the banner of the National Museum of Ireland, the one in Merrion Square Dublin that I visited with friends from abroad recently was fantastic. Through the artifacts and stone age implements etc one can get a clear picture of what...More

Thank aecmorgan
Reviewed 1 week ago

History of the Irish people, antiquities and beautiful exhibits. Jewelry, Vikings, Religious artifacts, beautiful building.

Thank jfranji
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to the National museum more than once and would go again and again. There is so much to see.The gold jewelry to the bog men, and the vikings to Brian Boru...there is so much to see. And its free.

Thank LisaD0926
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like gold/silver artifacts, Irish history, and a beautiful Victorian building complete with rotunda and marble columns and cast-iron metalwork, this is the place to visit. With free children's workbooks and sometimes, touch & feel stations where docents encourage visitors to touch select artifacts...More

Thank Canucksontheloose
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there because we had time , the architecture of the building itself in the inside is more beautiful than the things of the museum.

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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