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National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology

Kildare Street, Dublin, Ireland (South City Centre)
01-677-7444
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Ranked #18 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

If you are into archaeology then it is most defiantly worth a visit. Amazing some of the thing they un earth and you can stroll around at your own pace. Also this museum is free entry.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Such amazing things to look at. Learned valuable information of Ireland's history. Spent 4 hours there and it is actually free. Would have paid and it would have been well worth whatever they charged.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We dashed in here at 4.30pm with only thirty minutes to spare! Desolation! You need at least two hours, if not more to do justice to this amazing museum. We had some time to view Galleries one to four and saw some spectacular artefacts. Would have appreciated more time and closing at 5.00pm on a school holiday night in the... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This is a great museum. Interesting Irish history and artifacts of gold and the bodies found in the bogs. It's great. The building is also fantastic architecture.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We loved our visit here. Our favorite exhibit was the 1000 year old psalter found intact in a bog. Very interesting and unexpected find discovered by the excavator of a bog. The other exhibit we saw was of the famous bog people. Although a bit hard to stomach at times, it was very eye opening to learn of the ancient... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I've been a few times now to this museum. It's a great way to spend a few hours learning about the history of Dublin and Ireland in general. The exhibits are interesting and well displayed. The best part is that it is FREE to visit. If you are looking for a quiet place to learn, away from the busy streets... More

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Salem, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Highly recommended to anyone travelling to Dublin. This was a great stop for us to give us a hint of the amount of history in Ireland - such impressively old items!

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Traveling with a teenage boy (16) is chancy but this was a nice stop during our day walking around Dublin. Lots of interesting stuff to look at. Wish I lived in a city with such nice museums.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

It's central enough and easy to get to. Always a good day trip. Great exhibits! I especially love the Egyptian exhibits :)

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Merrick, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

To be honest I loved looking at the gold hoards and the celtic jewelry the best. We didn't have a lot of time to spend here, so we had gone straight to the treasury rooms. Seeing the actual Ardagh Chalice was a special treat. There are a lot of wonderful artifacts to see here, and if you go you will... More

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