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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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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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Went to this museum when we first arrived, wanted to see the "Bog bodies" which were really fascinating and there is so much more to see here

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Tubingen, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We needed almost all day to complete this museum. It started out great! So much to look at from prehistoric jewellery to midieval weapons and so much information! They even have a small room dedicated to ancient Egypt. The mummified bodies are a must see! However after about 2 hours, everything started to look the same, my feet hurt and... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Went to this museum when we first arrived, wanted to see the "Bog bodies" which were really fascinating and there is so much more to see here

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Brough, hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

You must visit this place, it is free and really really well organised and informative. Thee are a lot of steps and I think there is a lift if your struggling, but this is a must see and well worth the time out to visit.

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Darmstadt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Since we were only in Dublin for a few days we wouldn't have normally spent a half-day at the museum but given the entrance was free (€5 donation recommended) we popped in to see the "bog men", bodies up to 2000+ years old found in peat bogs. While we were there we also checked out the smallish Egyptology section but... More 

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Parksville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This National Museum of Archaeology was memorable mostly for the gold artifacts and Bog Men, bodies preserved in the peat bogs in various sites around Ireland. Fascinating . . . and free!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This museum was absolutely fascinating and had an immense collection of archeological artifacts that were truly spectacular. The presentation of the artifacts and the very clear accompanying descriptions and text provided an excellent portrayal of the early history of Ireland. We spent way more time than we had planned because it was all so interesting. We were so glad that... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This centrally located museum with its striking Victorian architecture is a must see. The bog bodies on display are as macabre and as fascinating. There is enough gold here to satisfy anyone who has read media accounts of metal detector treasure troves. The Brambles café is well worth a rest break respite. You do not have to be a history... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This one is for the historically inclined, the objects cover the period from around 8000BC to recent, absolutely fascinating, fantastic collection of artifacts covering jewelery (lots of ancient gold), stone, copper, bronze, iron and wood. Most impressive were the bog mummies, absoletuly amazing.

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We followed a school trip round and found the teachers very interesting. The archaeology that has been preserved is truly amazing to see. Definitely a must

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This museum is well worth the visit. Don't miss the Viking artifacts! The history explains so much about the different people who lived on the island and how they survived.

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