National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology

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National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology

National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
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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Ovidiu Stefan
Dublin, Ireland381 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Lovely day to see some of the Museums in Dublin.A nice walk through history of Ireland, plus a bit of ancient Egypt.Some exhibions room are closed but lots of things to see all around the museum.
Written January 11, 2022
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Ed B
San Jose, CA134 contributions
Jan 2022
Not usually that interested in archeology museums but this one was different - had the usual arrows and Egyptian mummies, but also bog body skeletons with good descriptions, lots of gold in items we have never seen before (thin sheets for necklaces, dress closures), Viking artifacts and more.
Written January 7, 2022
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Jozef W.
15 contributions
Nov 2021
As a student I was really surprised, the Museum was a really nice change of pace and they had a lot of exhibitions. From glass beads to big longswords, from skulls to full on preserved bodies, from small rags to big preserved leather bags. A lot of exhibitons and you can spend hours just by looking at the exhibitions and reading the plaques.
Written November 21, 2021
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Leslie W
60 contributions
Sep 2021
I went for the bog people – and they were weird and cool – but the rest of the museum is good, too. The bog exhibit was really interesting, including the descriptions of how the people got there (theories) and how they were found. The rest of the ancient stones, gold, torcs, etc was well-presented. It’s an extensive collection, and I took in details where I wanted to and browsed the rest. No cost, no time limit.
Written November 8, 2021
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costas
Thessaloniki, Greece75 contributions
Oct 2021
The architecture of the building that houses the museum is second to none and the whole experience is well presented throughout the ages.
Written November 7, 2021
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Sarah L
Canada11 contributions
Oct 2021
They have a fantastic collection ranging from Neolithic Ireland to Medieval Ireland. The first floor has incredible artefacts from the Neolithic period to the Bronze Age. Lots of gold treasures and trinkets! Unfortunately, we were too tired to see the second floor that has Ancient Egypt, Norse Ireland, and Medieval Ireland. Gotta go back to check it all out! Also, leave yourself plenty of time to see and read everything. Like a couple hours worth. You definitely can't see the whole place in an hour, especially if you like reading.
Written November 5, 2021
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cheryl6800
Long Beach, CA28 contributions
Sep 2021
The Museum building itself is beautiful. The items and the History was amazing. A lot of artifacts . The staff were very helpful and knowledgeable.
Written October 7, 2021
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52Rose
Todmorden, UK24 contributions
Oct 2021
This museum is so rich in stories of Irish history - with fascinating artefacts. From neolithic onwards.
Written October 6, 2021
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ParnellyMichigan
Grand Rapids77 contributions
Sep 2021
If you like Viking history, this museum was great. Or if you are interested in bog bodies, this museum is for you. At the time we were there they were only allowing a limited number of people in the museum for an hour.
Written October 3, 2021
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Dgryan
Ohio12 contributions
Sep 2021
My number one place to visit in Dublin. The gold is dazzling, the bog bodies amazing and the treasury incredible. It shows how craftsmanship of the ancients. On the second floor is the Viking and Medieval periods. It was closed due to Covid this trip but I have seen it on previous visits and very interesting. Allow at least an hour and to experience it fully spend at least 1.5 to 2 hours.
Written September 26, 2021
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