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National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology

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Address: Kildare Street, Dublin, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 6777444
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Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: The National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology is the national repository...
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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Free and informative museum

Good visit to include on a Dublin visit if you have time. Good Viking display along with many other exhibits.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Good visit to include on a Dublin visit if you have time. Good Viking display along with many other exhibits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Awesome for a rainy day in Dublin! Explores different types of history and showcases some amazing exhibits including Viking gold and famous bog bodies.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A short walk from St. Stephen’s Green and Grafton Street is the National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology. My family and I visited here on our stop in Dublin a few weeks ago. A free attraction (donate a few euros if you can spare them), I would recommend a visit here over the overrated and overpriced Book of Kells exhibit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

If you like archaeology and like it v.old indeed, come here. Amazing and rare items. Incredible gold collection. We only had an hour before it closed, I wish we had had more time!

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Excellent visit and lots to see. If its raining in Dublin the museums are a fantastic place to visit. We thoroughly enjoyed the national museum

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A great way to spend an hour or two. The bodies in the bogs were really amazing and well worth a visit. I have been to lot's of museums but this one really held my attention.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A unique cultural experience in Dublin and a must see for any visitors. The museum houses a large selection of ancient Irish artifacts which are well presented and explained. Some of the exhibits will amaze you and are unlike any other museum anywhere else.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

You could spend the day here. Amazing history of Ireland from stone age forward. Many of the most wonderful treasures in the world are here. Also, preserved bodies of ancient people buried in peat. Really amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed visit, informative and interesting. Preferred it to the natural history museum as had more to offer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This museum is just the right size for a morning or afternoon visit. The range of historical articles is impressive. Did you know that gold was a resource of Ireland? I did not expect to see so many pieces of gold items. The items on display and the descriptions gave a very nice lesson on Ireland history from very early... More 

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