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National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology

Kildare Street, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 677 7444
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Kildare Street, Dublin, Ireland
South City Centre
+353 1 677 7444
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We enjoyed the peat bog mummies and the Viking exhibit. It is overlooked on maps, but deserves a visit.

Thank Wanda C
Reviewed 4 days ago

This museum provides a treasure trove of artifacts and exhibits that reach back into the beginnings of Irish society and culture; especially interesting is the exhibit of bog people.

Thank crwg2016
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Some exhibits are well done but some are being re-arranged and/or are lacking in information or pieces. Overall, the museum is a nice place to spend an hour or two and learn more about some of the country's history but is not overly impressive. Good...More

Thank BonBons986
Reviewed 4 days ago

It is not often you have the opportunity to tour a museum with such diversity within its exhibitions. Our visit included the Gold exhibition, the early bloody civil war; Viking history and artefacts and Egyptian treasures. At times aspects of a museum's content may be...More

Thank Cherie B
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a small museum that is easily covered in an hour or so. Incredible collection of gold items as well as artifacts recovered from the bogs. Unfortunately the body display I most wanted to see was not open but the film they had of...More

Thank edgefield2017
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Museum was closed the day we were near there but the Grounds and Building was just Breath taking, a for sure to Do on next trip.

Thank Shadow2012
Reviewed 5 days ago

Went on a Sunday afternoon when they have restricted opening hours. Had a nice coffee in the onsite Cafe first. Its not a huge museum but the exhibits are well laid out and explained. Especially liked the gold exhibits and the bog bodies were laid...More

Thank kph100
Reviewed 6 days ago

The facility is an old converted military barracks with a few floors of static displays. No guides around to add to the experience nor were thete any high tech displays to add content to the displays. There were however several nice displays that made the...More

Thank Dennis C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

You could spend a lot of time here taking in the many rooms and exhibits. Very well put together. Easy to get lost here but school groups would learn a lot.

Thank Wade L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A great place for those interested in the older history of Ireland. Artefacts from 1-2000 years ago ++ and beautifully displayed and explained. If you are interested in the Celtic Treasury items do invest 3 euros in t accompanying audio or download for free if...More

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Hi, Bonnie. What would you like to know about this attraction? How much time should I allow for a visit? I know that it always depends on level of interest. How long to take a walk-through and a look? Thanks for your response.
April 20, 2017|
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Response from Barbara d | Reviewed this property |
I spent about 1.5 hr, depends on interest, could be longer
Hello, Could you recommend some hotels within easy walking distance of the museum. 4 - 5 star is fine. Many thanks, Margaret
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
Carolina S
Approximately, how long did it take to see everything in the museum? Was it around 2 hours or did it take up half a day?
December 6, 2016|
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Response from Ace6of6Clubs | Reviewed this property |
If you're reading everything, as I like to do, it will take at least a whole day. We spent about three hours there. My Dad got through most of what he wanted to see. I only got through six rooms.