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National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology

Kildare Street, Dublin, Ireland (South City Centre)
+353 1 6777444
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Type: History Museums
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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Pittsburg, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

A wonderful (and free) museum. Extremely well done and well cared for. We went for the extensive Viking collection and were not disappointed. Do leave a few hours for this stop as it is well worth it. Nice gift shop as well.

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Lake Toxaway, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This place was amazing. The displays were so well presented. So much to see. If you want to really see everything, allow a minimum of 4 hours. We could have spent the entire day there.

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Homosassa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This museum held remains of people and animals that were found in the bog. The giant deer were amazing. The natural history and the national art museum are in the same block. They are all free and worth the the time to see.

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Dauphin, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Make sure you take enough time. The information here helps to put in context many of the sites you visit around Ireland.

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Panama City, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This museum would be a reason to plan an extra day in Dublin, if you are a history buff. It was a great follow up to the City Bus tour and a trip out to Bru Ni Boine. I just wish I had had a whole day to spend, wandering through the various exhibits. Should you encounter ill weather, take... More

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Brandon, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We went to the National Museum purely to see the bog bodies and we weren't disappointed! Very interesting. Would recommend for that alone, but the museum housed some cool stuff in other areas as well. History buffs will love, esp those that enjoy medieval/bronze age stuff.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Small, well-organized collection tracing the history of civilization in Ireland, from pre-history to 18th century. Kids' favourite part was the mummified bog bodies. Mine was the Treasury - stunning items items created for mostly religious purposes. The building itself is beautiful, and it's free!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This was great! They had so many cool things to look at from throughout Ireland history. By far my favorite attraction in Dublin!!

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The museum is not large, but the collections they have are excellent! I especially liked the Viking collection & the amazing Neolithic gold collection. Also the 17th century clothing found in bogs were very cool!

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Beringen, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

All National Musea are free in Dublin, so I recommend paying them a visit. The Archaeology Museum was very interesting, especially the bog bodies and Egyptian mummies. There is also a lovely café.

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