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“Museum is a must!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology

National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology
Kildare Street, Dublin, Ireland (South City Centre)
+353 1 6777444
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Dublin Freedom Pass: Transport and Sightseeing
Ranked #13 of 378 things to do in Dublin
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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 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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“Museum is a must!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

What a great place to get a flavor of the history of Ireland. Just the right size so that it doesn't overwhelm you.

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“Bog Bodies”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We had read about the 'Bog Bodies' on display at this museum. We had seen advertising for this exhibit which showed the full head & torso of one of these unfortunate souls and were intrigued with the possibility of looking into the face of someone who had lived so very long ago. We were surprised to find when we visited the Museum that the bog person used in much of the advertising was not on display in this museum but in a museum in Denmark. The museum does contain several peices of bog people, which is interesting in & of itself, but not the particular one we'd hoped to see and none which have a fully intact head & face.

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“Top quality”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

Museum entry is free and it is laid out excellent! You could pass many hours in here, there is loads to see and it's completely free!

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“This is a DO NOT MISS in Dublin”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We enjoyed this museum immensely. We learned so much about Ireland of which we didn't know much. Wonderful exhibits and great location. They have a short film which is very informative as well. DO NOT MISS this is you are interested in learning more about Ireland's history. It was one of our favorite parts of our visit to Dublin

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NM I, Social Media Executive at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
We would like to thank you for taking the time out to write such a glowing report, and are so glad that you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again in the future.
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“Wonderful cross-section of Irish Culture.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

The display of artefacts was mind-blowing. There is a wealth of prehistoric gold I have never seen in the British Isles. Many interesting displays to support varied tastes. Also much of the religious history of Ireland. Items found in peat bogs suggest there could be more to find or that has been found and is still in private hands despite the laws. Provenance of a number of items was 'unknown'. I ate lunch in the adjacent National Library!

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