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National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology

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Neighborhood: South City Centre
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Address: Kildare Street, Dublin, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 677 7444
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2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology is the national repository for...

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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All about the bog people

Ok so there are many delightful artifacts from Ireland's history, many carry a story and some are very shiny... But this place is really all about the bog people. Bodies that... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Ok so there are many delightful artifacts from Ireland's history, many carry a story and some are very shiny... But this place is really all about the bog people. Bodies that have been preserved by the peat bogs meaning that rather than the usual skeletons on display, this museum boasts 4 rather gruesome preserved bodies some with leathery skin and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There were many interesting exhibits. The finds from the bogs made the whole museum worthwhile. Bodies from the bog were fascinating.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The museum has a superb collection or artefacts but the problem is that too many are on display and lack contextual support. Display cases with gaps and notes saying that items have been removed for a forthcoming exhibition opening in April 2014 are still there in November 2016. What about giving some of the collection in the bowels of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great museum with animals from all over Ireland on the ground floor and then animals from the world upstairs Great learning about each one and where to find them Little bit creepy with just the heads of a few animals and not the full thing and disappointing to find out that the third floor is closed to the public

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed this musuem. My boys were fascinated by the bog bodies! Spent several hours looking at exhitbits and artifacts.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We truly enjoyed our lunch here - it offered interesting and creative choices all of which were just lovely and tasty. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Museum is one of the few free things to do that is really worth seeing. Ancient Irish as well as Egyptian artifacts several thousand years old. If your into history this is a nice place to see Egyptian artifacts, in particular.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely and moving museum. Bog bodies, Viking treasures, Irish history, and a fine cafe made it a very worthwhile visit. Free admission, too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent a few hours exploring this nice archaeology museum. The bog people were interesting, and the history of Gaelic ornamentation intriguing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This branch of the National Museum of Ireland seemed like an interesting place to spend an hour… and turned into a fascinating place that entertained us for an afternoon. Terrific exhibits and displays about the history of Ireland, from neolithic to today. We especially learned much about Ireland's Viking connections, and enjoyed the facts vs. myths debates. Good artifacts, too... More 

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