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National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology

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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...more
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Kildare Street, Dublin, Ireland
South City Centre
+353 1 677 7444
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Admission is FREE, so splurge on the audio guide for 3 Euro.... And plan to spend more than 2 hours, Wonderful old building, fitted out with older displays that are stunning There is a movie to watch where you can sit down and rest. You...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank chicagoflygirls
Reviewed 4 days ago

Excellent museum, the archaeology of Dublin through the centuries, with a couple of Egyptian mummies thrown in. I went to see the bog bodies exhibition, a fascinating and comprehensive account of human sacrifice and preservation of remains across the globe. The highlight of the museum...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Caroelle
Reviewed 4 days ago

Went here as we had some spare time between visiting other places in Dublin. It was very interesting, Not normally into history but it was an educational visit. A must if you like to see about local history.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank holidays08England
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a relatively small museum, with displays arranged on fairly traditional lines, without interactive gimmickry. The central display, of prehistoric gold torques, is breath-taking, and even if you are not someone who wants to spend hours in a museum, it is well worth paying...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rosalie K
Reviewed 1 week ago

This small museum was filled with amazing treasures. We asked the guard how old the building is and then spent the next 20 minutes listening to him talk about all things. It was a great afternoon!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Choirmarla
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a visit on your first trip to Dublin if you want to learn about the history of the country. Spent a couple of hours here but could have spent longer but it was closing for the day. Lots to see and learn. Will visit...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank karenjaneward
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful museum showing the amazing ancient celtic gold craftsmanship and it's free! These are all national treasures. The museum also houses the bodies found in the peat bogs. On the upper floor you will find a small but wonderful collection of ancient...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Marie G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came to the museum with the intent of seeing their collection of hoards. They did not disappoint! Unbelievably gorgeous and right there on the main floor. Even walked around to see the rest of the exhibits. Good museum. Nice gift selection in two lobby...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Saranger
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very well set out museum with so many artefacts yet doesn't feel crowded.It is free to enter and has a very nice gift shop.We spent about 2 hours here but could have been there for longer and would not have been bored

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lowry0195
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While we did not take pictures this was a wonderful stop for a few hours to see the great collection of Ireland.

Date of experience: October 2018
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November 18, 2017|
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Response from Jane M | Reviewed this property |
I did not see tour guides when I was there. However, it is a small museum and you can easily pursue your own interests by following the printed museum map.
April 20, 2017|
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Response from NMIreland I | Property representative |
We would recommend spending at least 1-2 hours visiting the National Museum of Ireland-Archaeology
January 1, 2017|
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Response from Colm K | Reviewed this property |
I have read the other contributors and they are spot on. There are two O'Callaghan hotels that are fine and well located; the Alexander Hotel and the Mont Clare. Alexander is a little more expensive and better. Had I the... More