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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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Fort Lauderdale
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104 reviews 104 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

I have been here twice and have loved it both times. If you really want to get a handle on ancient Irish history and pre-historical Ireland then this is a must see. Even if you do not like history, the jewelry and other artifacts are beautiful to see.

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York Harbor, Maine
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

Ireland's Smithsonian. 3000 years of Irish history in one building. The collection of Celtic jewelry and gold work is stunning. The Hill of Tara exhibition is highly informative. A great museum and a great way to spend an afternoon.

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Cclhoun,Georgia U.S.A.
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012 via mobile

Wandering through Dublin we came upon upon the museum,decided to go in, and had a brief sampling of what we were to see. Excavations showed examples of the field work done to unearth treasures throughout Ireland, artifacts and examples of how early settlers lived. The museum was most informative, but wish I had studied the offerings more and been better... More

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N. Cali
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

Wonderful museum filled with amazing displays of bog men, Celtic gold, high crosses, a long boat, and tomb displays. There are two floors and the amount of displays is manageable. This is a must see for Dublin visitors and it is free!

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pittsburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

It's free but packed with interesting artificacts. Loved it!

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Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

The Museum was free which is always nice. We had signed up for a Hop on Hop off tour around Dublin, so we were able to run in and see what we wanted and leave without feeling guilty about prices. The exhibits were great with lots of information. I went home and did more research as the stuff was that... More

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Nexoe, Denmark
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

I went to this fantastic museum on a rainy Thursday and was overwhelmed by the amount of children running around trying to find answers to at sheet of paper with questions. I think it was two school classes who was visiting on the same time I was there, the noise was awful. Even because of this I LOOOVED the visit,... More

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Campbell River, Canada
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

If you paid attention on the historical walking tour, this museum brought it all to life. The broach of Tara was stunning but if you did not know where to look you could walk right by it. Many people did!

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Newport Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

There were so many displays and wonderful artifacts! A definite must see! And it's free, so you can't go wrong!

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California
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

This is a fantastic museum with some amazing artifacts. Admission is free. Items are well displayed. Definitely worth your time!

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