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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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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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Thuis museum contains the most important historical findings of bronze age and Viking findings I ever saw. The gold collection is amazing and iT is for free

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4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Thuis museum contains the most important historical findings of bronze age and Viking findings I ever saw. The gold collection is amazing and iT is for free

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The museum puts into context much of what you will see as you tour the country. Ireland is old, old, old, and you will be surprised by the archaeological finds, metal work, etc.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

A small museum with great exhibits and information. We saw the Clontarf exhibit which was excellent and explained why none of us Irish folks know a lot about the history of our country!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Exhibits of jewelry found buried in bogs, plus an informative exhibit on bodies found in the bogs make this an important experience when visiting Ireland.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This museum has unique and interesting Irish artifacts from all periods of its history - prehistoric (7,000-500 BC), Viking (800-1150 AD), medieval (1150-1550), etc. Some are finds by farmers as they develop their land/bogs - hidden troves of gold/silver, preserved bog bodies, etc. Exhibits are well laid out with substantial information enclosed in a stunning architectual landmark building close to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Well laid out with so many interesting exhibits. Gives you a great overview of Ireland. Beautiful jewelry exibits

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

LOVED this FREE museum. The collection is large enough to spend a bit of time but small enough not to overwhelm. We came to see the bog people, but we learned so much more. My favorite was the Celtic details on the religious artifacts, like the croziers. Duck in for a couple of hours to get out of the rain!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Great way to spend your time in Dublin, away from the crowded streets. The museum was very informative and we would most definitely return again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Who'd ever guess this Dublin Museum houses all these Viking relics...second only to the collections in Norway! The history of Viking settlements of Dublin and Waterford comes alive--and the mummies? Well we didn't expect to find those outside Egypt. Go enjoy!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

You enter through a nice rotunda which is also the gift shop. There is no charge to enter. There are really good prehistoric Ireland artifacts and information on the first floor where pictures could be taken. I love reading well done information cards putting artifacts in historical context. The 2nd floor was a special on Vikings and Medieval Ireland also... More 

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Additional Information about National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology

Address: Kildare Street, Dublin, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 6777444
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
Open Hours:
Sunday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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