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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 yesterday

The Vikings, the peat big treasures, the gold, the delicate workmanship, the sincere curating and expression - all quite grand - and yet pale in the shimmer of this stunning building. The tile work around doorways, the interesting tile work on the floors. What a...More

Thank RCPO
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We read a lot prior to our trip to Dublin and one of the sites we were most excited to see was the bodies of the preserved bogmen from around Ireland. The exhibit and museum did not disappoint! It was very educational and our family...More

Thank Jamia M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a good museum, clear information, nice displays. The Viking display of items found on Fishamble St were particularly interesting.

Thank BrennaLC
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One of the most fascinating archaeological museum where I was ever been. It is a very beautiful museum, with georgeous archaeological finds from the neolithic period, the viking- and medieval times. And also you can see the wonderful gold jewelry from the Bronze age Ireland!...More

Thank Anita K
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a small but wonderfully informative museum with all sorts of artifacts from Ireland's earliest days. The gold work is extraordinary and altogether you get a great idea of how ancients in Ireland lived. Also an Egyptian exhibit and another exhibit on Vikings and...More

Thank ahendren
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I went here out of curiosity and came back with a wonderful education of the different books and artifacts of different time periods and cultures. There was this intelligent older lady guide who I didn’t get her name but she was originally from Karachi she...More

Thank Maria B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our visit was planned at two hours; but we spent four hours in order to complete the exhibits, each very interesting and educational especially to those not familiar with Irish/Celtic history. The Gold Room Exhibit is drop dead; well selected pieces that are representative of...More

Thank Dr. Chuck Bauer
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an exquisite building. Be prepared to be seperated from your bags as they require you to lock them in a locker while you use the reading room or genealogy room. The exhibitions are very worthwhile.

Thank C H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An incredible collection of ancient jewelry and artifacts, well-displayed. The collection of gold jewelry is amazing. We also saw the Tara brooch.

Thank EilAird
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovingly curated exhibition of the bog man and Irish gold hoards with really good displays. Do take time to look at the beautiful domed ceiling at the entrance. Great place to spend a couple of hours.

Thank May Y
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18 November 2017|
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Response from Jane M | Reviewed this property |
I did not see tour guides when I was there. However, it is a small museum and you can easily pursue your own interests by following the printed museum map.
20 April 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
1 January 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