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National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology

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Address: Kildare Street, Dublin, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 6777444
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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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A must see for all children and teenagers. Fantastic artifacts which helps you understand the fabulous history in Ireland

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Nice museum with exciting artefacts, but very over-hyped by guide books. It's the smallest of its kind I have ever encountered in a major city and lacked any "path" through the museum, making it difficult to get one's bearings on chronology or significance. No pamphlets were available at arrival and museum shop was garbage with toys and things without relevance.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

A must see for all children and teenagers. Fantastic artifacts which helps you understand the fabulous history in Ireland

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

This free site is a rich display of Ireland's history. If you want to add some historical perspective to your Dublin sightseeing be sure to stop by for an hour or two to peruse the nicely laid out exhibitions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

If you like history, including the Bog People, you can't miss this one. They have several bog examples displayed in a very tasteful way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

While in Dublin, be sure to visit this museum, if only for a short time. The story and display of the mummified bog people is fascinating. Entrance to the museum is free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Yes. Absolutely. Must. Go. Do. Now. Plus... free! Don't miss the blog bodies. They are vertu humbling...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

If like my mum you aren't feeling inspired all I can say is give this museum a go! It has so many items in and they are all so well presented, so no matter what history you are particularly interested in or just a generalist there will be something for you to do! I would recommend the gold area, its... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

One of the finest collections of any museum I have visited. You could spend hours here and not be bored. I will return again because I'm sure I missed something.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

After having done the "big ticket" Dublin items the day previous, my friends and I decided to take a walk through this museum. It was well worth it. There is a lot of really cool items to see and it is well set up and maintained. We really enjoyed all of the new things we learned.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

I spent a great half a day in this museum, and managed to see most of the exhibits. It's quite compact, and as entry is free, you could come for just a quick look around, or spend a while and really get to know the place. The Egyptian room is good, but the sections on Medieval and Viking Ireland are... More 

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