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National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology

Kildare Street, Dublin, Ireland (South City Centre)
01-677-7444
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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

located in a magnificent historical building near downtown . No fees requested. no foods or drinks allowed . Photographs at limited parts . Full bilingual information at each site . giving views of ancient Ireland ,some corps jewelry and uniforms .a separate section about ancient Egypt and other cultures . ground and 1st. floor connected by stairs.. Cafeteria and souvenir... More

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Visited the National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology while in the area and was absolutely amazed. Not only was I blown away by the beautiful building, but it's jam-packed with so many exhibits. Very impressed and would recommend anyone visiting Dublin to pop in.

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Ballinrobe
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

A wonderful museum with so much history and wonderful artifacts. The building itself is interesting and if you want a history of Ireland this is the place to put at the top of the list.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Amazing exhibits from different eras.......Vikings are well covered and beautiful gold jewellery on display. Excellent for families, especially if the weather is not good!

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

I thought I knew about the Bronze Age, the Vikings, ancient gold and the early Church. Today blew away all my preconceived ideas! The range of artefacts is simply stunning, the layout clear and helpful, the objects beautiful and the explanatory boards among the best I've seen. We learnt so much today and couldn't drag ourselves away until near to... More

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Hinterzarten, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

There aere only a few Museums in the world like this where you can see the Gold of the celtic People. The Museum is not packed, the Display is marvelous and it's a pleasure to enjoy the outstanding collection. Living in Southern Germany, we also have traces from the Celts nearby, but exept of Stones and very small items nothing... More

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

They don't charge you to visit a museum in Ireland, but perhaps they should in this case. Nonetheless, there is a place to contribute on the way out, and I would suggest you contribute. I learned a lot of Irish history, saw some very nice pieces from hundreds of years ago, and found the staff to be wonderful. Highly recommend.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

Very nice museum, well kept and educational - I highly reccommend a vsit to this place ... better than many other sites where there is a fee!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

The rest of the exhibits at the museum, while interesting, paled in comparison to the exhibit on the ground floor, to the left side of the museum. This exhibit of the extremely well preserved bodies of men who were found in bogs around Ireland was both fascinating and horrifying. There are detailed descriptions of how all the men are thought... More

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Benicia. Ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

You kind of feel sorry for the animals that are on display (I did.)but very educational for children. Bugs, Whale, lions and more are on display. There are 3 stories and expect to spend a couple of hours here.

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