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National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology

Kildare Street, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 677 7444
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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 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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Kildare Street, Dublin, Ireland
South City Centre
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Reviewed yesterday

We walked through large, spacious galleries with a bench in the center to view Irish paintings. I was struck by how many features of subjects in the paintings were typically Irish and beautiful. I had viewed similar faces earlier in other places and did not...More

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I visited the museum as part of a Leaving Cert trip. I love history anyway, and this museum is full of beautiful artefacts that are at the centre of Irish history and archeology. It is a special thing to be able to see the Tara...More

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Reviewed yesterday

With limited time one must choose what one spends time viewing in such a great place. We focused on the ancient artifacts recovered from peet bods and other places. The very old jewelry and demonstrate exquisite gold workmanship, The ancient burial practies that have been...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a really wonderful museum. Lots of Viking artifacts along with a number of the Bog people that were found over the years.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a must. The Viking displays, bog bodies and gold Celtic funerary objects are striking. Give yourself time to see it all. The museum only asks for a donation as you leave. So good.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Viking swords, prehistoric gold jewelry, Celtic art and croziers with strange creatures, medieval shoes retrieved from a bog - all in a beautiful building with an excellent little cafe. This is a gem, and it is FREE.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I was only in the museum for an hour due to sore feet but there is such a large collection, it will take at least half a day to see all of it. There is a rich history of Ireland, extending back to the metal...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

On two floors you find wonderfully made exhibitions on different topics. We have been visiting the prehistoric Viking, medieval and bog bodies exhibition today and it was very insightful. There are interesting artefacts, tools, weapons, etc. on display. Especially the bog bodies were fascinating because...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Not only were the artifacts fantastic, the very structure of the museum, including the floors and old fireplaces were exemplary

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Fantastic... don't miss it... really. Beautiful artifacts... traveled around Ireland after Dublin, and references to items at the National Museum all over the country. Don't miss the Celtic art exhibit... amazing metal work... Also, Bog Bodies interesting. I could have spent a whole day in...More

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LB-likes2travel
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.
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Johnson747
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
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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
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