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“Nice display of Irish artifacts”

National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology
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Ranked #16 of 546 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.
Reviewed October 21, 2013

I love history and this was well worth the visit. The museum is free and it's self-guided. Nice Viking era artifacts.

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Reviewed October 21, 2013

If you're not into archaeology don't go. We visited this museum with the expectations that it would be an extensive overview of Ireland's history through the ages with very diverse exhibits, but in reality it only really serves as a museum showcasing archaeological finds from areas of Ireland over the years. I have been to other historical museums which are much more extensive and comprehensive eg Amsterdam Museum and I did get a flavour of how these objects here influenced Irish history and culture but not really in the clearest way. If you haven't got that much time I'd recommend the National Gallery - much more interesting in our opinion and much more worth our while, but if you're into archaeology this is the place to go. Have heard the Collins Barracks museum is a bit more comprehensive on the subject of Ireland's history.

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Reviewed October 20, 2013

I really found some of the bog exhibits downright fascinating and could have stayed for hours really.
A bit distracting having young children running everywhere, but the room security people kept a sharp eye on the goings on, and we noticed several parents being chatted about behavioral issues; That did impress me at least<g>.
I'd happily go again and would recommend this Museum not be missed by anyone.
The Museum Cafe we enjoyed as a break for tired travellers and found the food reasonably priced.

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Reviewed October 19, 2013

This museum is a treat, no matter if you have only an hour or want to while away some time until rain ends. Don't miss the Gold and Treasury exhibits. My favorites...

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Reviewed October 18, 2013

After spending ten days with our tour group, we optioned for a two day extension in Dublin before returning home. From our hotel we walked to the National Museum to spend the morning. The exhibits are in chronological order, and so we could now walk through the historical periods visited during the past week and reflect on all that we had seen during our tour. A perfect culmination to our trip. Also a wonderful cafe to rest your weary bones.

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