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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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The museum is free! There are so many ancient Irish artifacts on display, it is almost overwhelming-- from Stone Age, Viking, Medieval and even Egyptian. The artisanship on some... read more

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

The museum is free! There are so many ancient Irish artifacts on display, it is almost overwhelming-- from Stone Age, Viking, Medieval and even Egyptian. The artisanship on some of the objects is incredible. I could easily have spent hours looking at the different pieces, but sadly my children didn't have the same attention span.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The Museum traces Ireland through the centuries and the Viking section is particularly interesting. Admission is free and there are well informed friendly guides to add to your experience. Take time to see all - not a place to be rushed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

This museum was a unique experience. Seeing the bog people was amazing, and they had many interesting Viking artifacts

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We loved it. Spent close to 5 hours seeing the museum. Lot of exhibits with detailed information. We visited the museum after taking a tour of Ireland and it made more sense when the exhibits mentioned which county they came from. Staff all over the museum were helpful. Best of all it is free. It is in the city center... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This is a great place for a bit of history on Ireland. The Vikings section was really good and the bog bodies were amazing, and a bit scary! This is an excellent museum, and it's free!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The museum is small but worth seeing. The exhibits are nicely organized with well written descriptions. I really enjoyed the bog-land part and its role in preservation of artifacts, probably since it was an unknown subject to me. The museum is well lit and the atmosphere is very pleasant. For those looking for unique gifts or souvenirs, the museum gift... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This museum is a gem for anyone interested in Irish history. The exhibits are well-organized according to time period and the artifacts are clearly labeled. Do not miss the Kingship & Sacrifice gallery with the Iron Age bog bodies.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This is a must-see -- the building is also very beautiful. Spectacular gold jewlery and metalwork and will help you better understand the nation's history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Excellent exhibits - interesting, well-organized and informative. Learned a great deal about how the bogs in Ireland and northern Europe preserved bodies, and how the Celts used the bogs to punish their own (hint: it's not ALWAYS good to be king!).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Free site to visit and is a must do in Dublin. There is a vast number of ancient artefacts on display and most are able to be photographed (some with and without flashes). The craftsmanship of these ancient relics has to be seen to be appreciated and is quite an eye opener to Irish culture and heritage.

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Additional Information about National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology

Address: 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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