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National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology

Address: Kildare Street, Dublin, Ireland (South City Centre)
Phone Number: +353 1 6777444
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Ranked #12 of 251 Attractions in Dublin
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: The National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology is the national...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
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Kent, Wa
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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We planned on just making a quick trip through the Ancient Gold exhibit, and we ended up staying for hours. The viking exhibits were amazing, and really put things into perspective as far as a way of life, age of the artifacts, etc. It was really incredible to see!

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Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed this tremendous informative museum. Full to the brim of showcases with plenty of information about as you move through the venue. A splendid day out for both young and old. The staff are extremely helpful and are happy to spend time with visitors. A lovely coffee shop over looking the small gardens is very inviting. No entrance fee.... More 

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Vernon, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

There is no charge for this wonderful place. We were lucky enough to be there for the Viking exhibit! The Irish have so much rich history that we never realized. We went back a 2nd time there is so much to take in.

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Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Lots of exhibits and artifacts, well presented. Easy access, you can walk through quickly or browse and read for a few hours.

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Portland, Oregon
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

There is so much to see you should pick a era or item you wish to study and invest your time there. Two hours a day for about a week will satisfy the ardent museum lover.

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Holmestrand, Vestfold, Norway
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

I liked this museum, but we had already been to Dublinia and therefore were a bit fed up since they offer the same time periods. Despite not begin free, I thought Dublinia better and more detailed than the free national museum. Not bad, but overwhelming - not to visit at the end of the day when you're already tired of... More 

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Nice, France
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This museum is free so we took advantage to spend 2 rainy and cold hours indoor. The visit ended up being a very pleasant surprise. The museum is very big and has a beautiful atmosphere, with great lighting and good space for the exhibits. I liked the fact that I felt steeped in Irish history and apart from a little... More 

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dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

a must for those with an interest in irish history, from the early settlements through the Vikings, Normans et et cetera

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Puerta del Alcudia, Islas Baleares, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

this is a great place to visit if you are on a Budget, because its free. we had a fun 2 hours looking at some of irelands history. normally these museums charge entry, at least there is one thing the government in ireland is not charging for. Maybe its because they are next door!

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Ireland
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81 reviews 81 reviews
14 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed this visit. It was facinating and so well displayed. It was much bigger than we had anticipated and we will return again some day in case we missed anything. Its a must!

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