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National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology

Kildare Street, Dublin, Ireland (South City Centre)
01-677-7444
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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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Aberaeron, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

There is nothing to dislike about this museum. It is superb, particularly the display of 'bog people'

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Mountainside, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

A great way to spend an hour or two especially if it's raining.

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Grenoble, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

This is a great Museum to do after a visit to newgrange. Newgrange itself is outstanding, and included in this museum are some of the pieces of history found in newgrange and nowth that you don't see on the tour. Plus all the other exhibits including a fantastic array of gold jewellery and a book of psalter found in an... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011

The exhibits in this museum are fascinating, from the Eqyptian mummies, to the religious artifacts, to the viking findings. I found the bog bodies the most amazing, with a clear indication of where and why some of these bodies were found where they were. The building itself is an amazing example of Victorian architecture, with tiled door frames and decorative... More

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dublin, ie/albany, ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2011

A wonderful museum. The Treasury, the Celtic Gold and the Bog Bodies are truly fascinating.

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Portlaoise
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2011

I always love visiting here. It is well kept and it really has a huge selection of artifacts to look at. The large whale skeleton and the red deer antlers are worth the visit alone.

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2011

This is a place to visit to discover the rich History of Ireland.

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Malvern
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

Fabulous for all ages. Amazing what has been unearthed in Ireland that most people have NO idea about. Positively stunning gold jewelry from the Bronze Age and other fascinating relics from Neolithic Ireland all the way through the Renaissance.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

Packed full of interesting objects. Children are able to do free trails around different parts of the museum

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

Great way to spend a rainy day exploring Ireland's ancient past, especially the Viking period and items preserved in bogs

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