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National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology

Kildare Street, Dublin, Ireland (South City Centre)
01-677-7444
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Ranked #19 of 279 attractions in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: History Museums
Owner description: The National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology is the national repository for all archaeological objects found in Ireland and home to over two million... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Very well displayed original artifacts, some fro thousands of years ago when Ireland first inhabited. Well displayed and worth a visit.

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This is a very good museum with layers and layers of history represented. The museum was built in the late 1800's which adds to the atmosphere. It is considered to be the home of the finest collection of Bronze Age and Iron Age gold artefacts in the world.

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Sheldon, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Several of the bog people discovered within the last 5 years were possibly kings or Irish royalty due to the telltale signs from no calluses on the hands, hair styles with gels usedfor their personal care, etc.which corresponds to the NOVA presentation on Ghosts of Murdered Kings found in the peat bogs of Ireland. L. Talsma

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Loads of gold artifacts, Cross Of Cong and Bog Bodies. Wish I had more time to browse but I arrived late in the day. Could absorb a few hous of your time if you appreciate the various periods in Irish history.

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Vancouver, BC, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We were so glad we visited this Museum and were completely surprised by the many artifacts collected for public display. The highlight for us were the physical remains of the Bog People, ancient bodies recovered from the bog by a peat processing company that date back several thousand years ago, some even predating the Egyptian tombs from the Valley of... More

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Calgary, AB
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

For a little country in area, there is a huge collection of artifacts dating from Stone Age times. The museum is organized very well, chronologically. It touches on everyday life as well as religious artifacts. One of the best exhibits I've seen.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

My kids loved all the gold and Viking stuff. Check website for rotating interactive activities for school aged children. . Really good, if you will be heading out to see the sights to help get everyone oriented and interested. Don't be afraid to go in Bog Bodies display if kids squeamish, as all bodies respectfully concealed behind walls and can... More

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We visited this museum first, and it was amazing with all the incredible gold and jewelry artifacts. Since we were extremely tired we only traveled the first floor, but found everything very interesting, especially the ancient bodies preserved by the bog. This is a must see for people who are curious about relics from the past.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Vikings are a huge part of Dublin's History. There is so much to see. Macabre fans shouldn't miss the Bog Bodies.. Wow.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

If you want a great overview of Ireland's prehistory than this is the place to go. They also had an exhibit on Brian Boru while I was there that was very informative.

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