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“excellent experience” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology

National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology
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Dublin Pass with Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #14 of 486 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.
White Plains, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“excellent experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013

Small but comprehensive. Don't bother with the minuscule Egyptian and non Irish collections if your time is brief. Their unparalleled bog artifact collection and explanatory notes are wonderful. I would have loved to linger further over their brooches. Too bad they have no truly good reproductions of torques or broaches in their somewhat cluttered "gift shop"

Visited August 2013
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Billings, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Beautiful treasures to behold!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013

This museum contains many of the archaeological treasures that have been found throughout the island of Ireland. Many of them are breath-taking in their detailed craftsmanship. I especially liked the exhibits that focused on pieces made in Ireland and how Irish art was influenced by other cultures. (There are exhibits on Roman and Egyptian art as well, worth looking at, but these collections are small compared to major museums in Europe and U.S.) If you want to see the beautiful artifacts that were excavated from places like the Hill of Tara, this is where you'll find them! (And if you have a teenage boy around, they'll enjoy the "Kingship and Sacrifice" exhibit--two words: Bog Bodies). A must see for anyone who enjoys ancient art.

Visited August 2013
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PEI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Wonderful collection”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Museum is a must!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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