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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
+353 1 677 7444
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

So, if I had to make a choice between the Book of Kells and the museum, I 'd choose the Museum. Absolutely wondrous! There is an excellent display explaining the famous peat bog people and a bonus is the "peat bog book". I really enjoyed...More

Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice building. Beautiful exhibits with good explanations for self guided tours. The golden jewels from The Bronze Age are beautifully displayed. The mummified bodies were a very unique exhibit. The videos about how they were found, studied and preserved were very interesting but a bit...More

Thank Ac-okc
Reviewed 6 days ago

The museum was not crowded on an early rainy morning, so we had time for a leisurely visit. Admission is free, and there was a manned coat room available for my rain-wet coat. The exhibits provide an excellent picture of Irish history and daily life...More

Thank AZtraveler27
Reviewed 6 days ago

We loved all the exhibits. The layout of them is a bit jumbled, and does not move traffic well, so be prepared to bump and jostle. The bathrooms are in the back of the establishment. the cafe is near the front and to the west....More

Thank Momnipresent
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The museum has lots of artefacts, well displayed, with (for the most part) plenty of description and contextual information. The gold exhibits in the centre of the main hall are fascinating, and many of them display craftsmanship and detail which a modern goldsmith would struggle...More

Thank davidharcourt
Reviewed 6 days ago

A really good museum and highly recommended. Great collection and I have learnt so much during this trip. It's also very well-organised and educational. The museum gift shop has a good collection of books that you can get about Ireland.

Thank DoubleShot_NZ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum offers a lot of things to take you back to the oldest Irland, the neolitical one, the viking one. It's amaizing how sophisticated the artecfacts are, and how beautiful!! The only negative thing for me was the organization, I found it quite confusing....More

Thank Paloma M
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a lot of history and historical pieces in this museum. The building itself is magnificent with mosaic floors and decorative doorways etc. The artefacts give a history of Ireland that is rivalled by no other museum in Dublin that we visited during our...More

Thank kelbel453
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a very pleasant hour wondering around this museum. In particular, the gold hoards were amazing. We could have spent much longer here but ran out of time.

Thank Sandra F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent just as much time looking at the building details as we did at the exhibits. Every doorway and floor tile is detailed and interesting, with neo classical figures and design. Of course, the museum is filled with fantastic archeological finds, and there is...More

Thank Marianne M
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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
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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.