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National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology

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Neighborhood: South City Centre
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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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Small but great Egyptian collection

Nestled in room 7 is a small but fascinating Egypt room. There are 4 mummies and a lovely wooden funeral boat. The usual Shabtis, Canopic Jars etc.. made a good hour fly by.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Nestled in room 7 is a small but fascinating Egypt room. There are 4 mummies and a lovely wooden funeral boat. The usual Shabtis, Canopic Jars etc.. made a good hour fly by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Amazing relics from all ages in this museum. Lots of ancient jewelry. Amazing craftsmanship. Wonderful display of religious items as well. Free. Don't miss it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Having visited the Neolithic sites @ Howth/Newgrange the day before - we wanted to explore more of the history and had a few hours before our Ferry home. Housed in a lovely building with great mosaic floors, you get a real feel for the evolution of Irish history - the Treasury and Viking exhibitions especially interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

We enjoyed this museum and its exhibits off the gold hordes and peat bog men. The exhibits gave us great insight!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

This is a slick, modern museum ably packing in huge amounts of history in a clever way. Definitely worth a visit.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Beautiful building and fascinating displays about the 'bog men'. The treasury was pretty impressive too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Terrific, compact museum with fascinating Dublin history, Viking involvement, preserved Bog people unearthed and detailed displays throughout.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I was amazed by the mummies-both Egyptian & bog! I liked that the bog mummies were hidden from impressionable eyes of little children. Both of my children (ages 10 & 12)enjoyed this museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I am quite interested in Viking and medieval history and therefore I liked the Celtic and Viking part of the museum a lot, still my favourite were the "Bog Bodies", that was something different and very interesting. Thought there was a lack of information in places otherwise great. It's a free admission museum and I would definitely recommend it to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I liked it because it had a awesome collection of Celtic artifacts that is head and shoulders above anything else in the same category. If you like gold, jewelry and Celtic stuff you must see this museum. I also liked the battle of Clontarf display about smashing and bashing things in the olden days. I really liked that the museum... More 

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