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“Brilliant Museum”

National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology
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$393.43*
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Private Tour: Irish Ancestry and Heritage Walking Tour in Dublin
Ranked #15 of 503 things to do in Dublin
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
London, United Kingdom
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“Brilliant Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2012

Really good place for learning about the history of Ireland. The jewellery is fantastic. I am usually not that interested in pre-historic artefacts but the ones here are amazing, including a 15 m long wooden narrowboat.

Visited July 2012
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Larkspur, California
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“Amazing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

Do spend a couple of hours reading s and viewing the exhibits. The bog people was fascinating and a must see, especially if you visited Newgrange and learned a bit about the history of the Irish countryside.

Visited October 2012
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Macedonia, Ohio
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“Excellent Presentation of Artifacts”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

Everything included in the Archaeology Museum was very well displayed. A "find" was the Museum Cafe with superb soup for a lite lunch.

Visited September 2012
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Oxford, Mississippi
2 reviews
“Just GO to the Archaeology Museum! Just GO!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

You simply cannot allocate enough time to this museum. Every time you turn a corner what you see is more fascinating than that you just left behind. We thought we'd spend a couple of hours there -- sheer starvation drove us out 5 hours later, and we hadn't gotten halfway through the museum!

(And it doesn't hurt that it's free!)

Visited October 2012
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“What a collection!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

The only part that made me uncomfortable were the bog bodies on display. There are the remains of people who were fond, often after terrible deaths, in bogs. I would prefer if these people were allowed rest in private and models or photographs were used. Othere than my discomfort on that - the range and depth of Irish history is here for all to see.

Visited October 2012
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