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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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Really excellent free museum

So much to look at. For starters the building itself is absolutely stunning, both inside and out. The museum is well laid out and everything in good condition. Easy to find... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

So much to look at. For starters the building itself is absolutely stunning, both inside and out. The museum is well laid out and everything in good condition. Easy to find your way around, so much to look at!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Entrance is free. Before examining the displays, please notice the building itself - the entrance rotunda and the ground floor mosaics in particular. There is wheelchair access at entrance/ground floor level and to the slightly lower central ground floor but none to the first floor as there is no lift. There is a ground floor café (signposted), also a well-stocked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is wonderful way to spend a day and I highly recommend it. Locate din the heart of Dublin and a short walk from the National Gallery, it makes for a beautiful and interesting break in a day of sightseeing. Not only the exhibits, but the architecture of the building itself is wonderful to see. Great for families and kids... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is a must for anyone interested in all stages of Irish history. It is an inspiring Museum collection for young and old! Well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This Museum is seeped in the rich history of Ireland. The museum fills it's two floor with beautiful artifacts from early Celtic times to Viking and more modern items. It also has a small ancient Egyptian section which is worth a look. The museum displays everything from jewelry, to cross to weapons. It is a great way to spend an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I visited the museum this afternoon with my 7 year old son and it was excellent. I would highly recommend using the activity sheets that are available with kids. It really made it interesting for my son. He was super impressed with the skeletons bog bodies and loads of swords and bows, as most 7 year old boys would be.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

I went here to see the bog people but found so much more. Staff are very helpful and friendly. Exhibits on celtic jewelry, are organized and easily seen. A really great place for archaeology.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Can't beat this museum--FREE! With many interesting exhibits. I especially enjoyed the displayed of medieval gold and jewels (gold hoards!), as well as the weapons and depictions of their way of life. It was a great introduciton to Irish history for me, as I had not been exposed to it much before going to Ireland. I was too jet-lagged to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

From ancient gold to bog bodies, the National Museum of Archaeology has quite a range of artifacts found around Ireland. We had visited on a previous trip and knew what to expect, so made sure we went again this time. We liked it so much that we went on two different days.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Thuis museum contains the most important historical findings of bronze age and Viking findings I ever saw. The gold collection is amazing and iT is for free

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Additional Information about National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology

Address: Kildare Street, Dublin, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 6777444
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
Open Hours:
Sunday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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