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“Wonderful collection” 5 of 5 stars
Review of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology

National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology
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Ranked #14 of 484 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.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Wonderful collection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

This is a must see for anyone interested in Irish history. Edward Rutherford must have spent days here while writing his books on Ireland.

Visited May 2013
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Palm Bay, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Rich in History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

This museum is a must visit place. I have read about a lot of the items that are displayed in this museum, nothing can take the place of actually seeing them right there in front of you. Plan on long visit.

Visited August 2013
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Grand Rapids, MI
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“Museum is a must!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

What a great place to get a flavor of the history of Ireland. Just the right size so that it doesn't overwhelm you.

Visited August 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Bog Bodies”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We had read about the 'Bog Bodies' on display at this museum. We had seen advertising for this exhibit which showed the full head & torso of one of these unfortunate souls and were intrigued with the possibility of looking into the face of someone who had lived so very long ago. We were surprised to find when we visited the Museum that the bog person used in much of the advertising was not on display in this museum but in a museum in Denmark. The museum does contain several peices of bog people, which is interesting in & of itself, but not the particular one we'd hoped to see and none which have a fully intact head & face.

Visited August 2013
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“Top quality”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

Museum entry is free and it is laid out excellent! You could pass many hours in here, there is loads to see and it's completely free!

Visited August 2013
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