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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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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

There was a very interesting room of bog bodies that they had discovered that were AD 400 approximately. They also have an Egyptian exhibit which is neat.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

One of the best museums I have ever visited. The exhibitions are great, especially the Viking stuff. Some really beautiful artefacts which tell a lot about the history of the city. The gift shop is huge and well stocked. Best of all, its free - definitely worth a visit.

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

Very good museum, appropriate in every way. Visited on the circuit and was not disappointed, actually could not be as I had no expectations. Interesting well worth a visit and it was magically sunny when we left, well sort of....

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

These incomparable treasures are located in a splendid building. The domed rotunda with zodiac floor is a lovely space and there are many other attractive architectural features. But of course the real attractions are the wealth of artefacts beautifully presented throughout. One of the most striking items in the prehistoric section is the marvellous 15m long Bronze Age dugout canoe.... More

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Bray
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

This is ideal as an enjoyable and educational way to pass a morning or afternoon especially in wet weather or with small children. It is very hard to leave so make sure you visit on a day when you have nothing else to do.

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Doire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Fantastic assett to any city. Does what it says on the tin and has something new every time we go. Constantly re invents itself and a great place for a wet wednesday.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Loved to see the variety of treasures from all historical periods of Ireland. I was especially fond of seeing so many pieces found in the bogs, including the ancient psalter and the bodies (absolutely amazing), gold and jewelry, and the videos of the archaeological digs, finds and preservation process. It was great to get a broader understanding of Viking and... More

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county cork
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

My family love this museum, we never tire of visiting all the exhibitions. Our children who are 3,5,9 and 11 all have a favourite part and are fascinated with the varied exhibits from the bog bodies to the Egyptians. We also love showing them the artifacts from their own country (Ireland) and enjoy them learning of our precious history (little... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

This wonderful museum is free ! The exhibits here were outstanding. I wish we had had more time to look at the exhibits in depth. The collection of artifacts is astounding and the presentation of the exhibits is excellent. Naturally, we enjoyed seeing the bog bodies, and we were very impressed with the films showing how the bodies were examined... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

nice collection of gold jewelry ; nice exhibition of the preserved bodies found in various peatland several 1000 years ago. ehibit on ireland in viking time

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