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National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology

Kildare Street, Dublin, Ireland (South City Centre)
+353 1 6777444
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Ranked #17 of 281 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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Toulouse, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I'm not fond of history but even though, I found myself interested into some exhibitions of the museum such as the Brian Boru one that is related to the vikings and battles. They also have some masterpieces of Celtic jewelry that worth spending at least an hour there. Also it's free. And the café is really nice !

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Gardnerville, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Loved this visit ...learned about the Vikings who apparently were the worlds 1st international travelers ... Interesting to find out that they had pretty clean health habits ... Teeth picks ...hair grooming items not the barbarians of tales. Don't know why I found this so interesting....but I did...enjoyed visit....then went and had a pint...luv the Irish

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Spent a very interesting hour looking through the great collection of artifacts. The museum is very well presented and as it is open to the public for free...you cant go wrong.

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Launceston, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

this is a fantastic museum, so full of history and unique to Ireland. the amount of gold items found are mindblowing, and the displays of the bog people are fascinating, well worth a visit, and totally FREE.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The National Museum of Ireland is really small and quite cramped. That said, it houses a fantastic selection of Irish archaeological artefacts from stone age, through the Vikings up till more recent history. This is a must see for any visitor to Ireland. Exhibits change often enough to,ensure as much as possible of the full collection is exhibited. Admission is... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

One of the best place to entertain your friends from abroad, the treasures from ancient Ireland tastefully displayed for all to see.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

A visit to the archeology Museum is a must for those who want to get a better understanding of where the Irish came from. The exhibits are well laid out and allow one to start with the earliest period from which items of archeological interest have been unearthed up to more recent times . Ireland has been blessed by its... More

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Kildare
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

worth a visit. There are some interesting artifacts including jewellery made from very thin gold and copper . There was some interesting pieces including human remains. Theres a lot see.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Some great stuff to see including a small section on ancient Egypt and much from the Viking area and history of Dublin - a great lunch too

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Not only is it in an interesting structure, it is well displayed, has a lot of treasures and it's free.

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