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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 #14 of 603 things to do 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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Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

It was fairly good, went with the family, thought it was a tad expensive. We made our own way around and found it would have been a much better experience with a tour guide. The kids got a little bored towards the end. The exhibits are very good though.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Artifacts from pre-historic to medieval Ireland - vast amounts of gold - bog-mummified bodies - armor and a tremendous canoe! Wonderful displays and explanations. Highly recommended. Oh, and it is free!

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

I regularly spend time in this museum - the building itself is truly elevating and the exhebitions are fantastic. The museum displays artefacts from many different eras of Irish history and presents them in a very good light. The artefacts range from 3000 year old jewlery over fantastically mummified bodies to medieval art. The most stricing part of the museum... More 

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Oviedo, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We spent several hours and should have spent more time. We saw items we have never seen in previous museums. We were glad we spent time here on our visit to Ireland

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

If you only have time for one museum while in Dublin you need to go to this one. This one has a lot of the original artifacts and is fascinating as it deals with the very beginnings of Ireland.

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Isle of Man, British Isles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Not only is there a great deal to look at from the Archaeology point of view but the museum building itself is a magnificent building. You can quite easily spend a whole day in here and then some. If archaeology is your 'bag' then you're in for a treat. Ttry it - you won't be disappointed

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Waterford, Ireland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

So, just the bare facts first: > It's free (that's an important one). > The building is beautiful. > There's lots of interesting stuff to see. That's terribly prosaic, because it would be so difficult (and potentially pretentious) to set out how I really feel about the place. It's one of my favourite places to wander in Dublin, to view... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I have visited this Museum many times over the years and I never get bored of this wonderful building. You can learn so much about Irish history and gaze at the many exhibits from all over the country. This museum does not disappoint and unlike many museums in Europe this is free.

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Portree, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This museum is a great place and free admission. The collection is a good one. My favourite section being the bog bodies. Some of the artifacts you view are so ornate that I stood there in awe trying to imagine people hundreds of years ago with the items. A good place to visit.

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Interesting place to visit and free. Well set out, wasn't busy and places to sit, including a café if you wanted a drink. Takes about 40 minutes to look around. Worth a visit.

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