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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Delightful journey through the ancient periods of Irish prehistory and history. Prehistoric areas include paleo-lithic and early historic foundings of Ireland. One of the most dramatic exhibits is the display of 1200 - 1000 BC gold articles. Apparently the producers are not totally known, but...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited earlier today and spent about an hour (however you could spend much more time) looking round the hundreds of displays which offers something for everyone. The building is also beautiful with lots of character and features including the mosaic flooring. Admission is free...More

Thank Mosschops1982
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I really enjoyed this museum! There are many interesting exhibits I’m sure that are still to be fully researched. Minor upgrades possible in the visitor’s path throught the musem - still very good!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I enjoyed an afternoon visit to this museum filled with Irish history treasures. There were a huge variety of exhibits, including religious artifacts, bog mummies, jewelry, carved stones, and a replica of an Irish fishing boat.

Thank Suzanne W
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Interesting museum, full of archeological finds, well displayed. great displays of ancient history. Only drawback, no elevators for the those with limited mobility. admission is free

Thank Germaine R
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Small museum well worth a visit. The collection is well organised with significant items like the Tara broach well displayed. The collection of bog bodies is respectfully displayed and can not be seen from a casual glance into the exhibition room.

Thank SGW275
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would rank this place in the top five things to do in Dublin. I’m not sure why it is not ranked higher, because it is an absolutely amazing museum! We spent a long time observing the ancient Viking relics including a skeleton and many...More

Thank USHis2ryTeacher
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow. This is an awe inspiring archaelogical collection from Prehistory thought the celtic years of archaelogical finds. The gold items in particular - I couldn't believe how many gold torcs had been discovered and so much else. Lots of weaponry to see as well.. Absolutely...More

Thank indulgentadventures
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Free museum with peerless collections of prehistory, antiquity and first millennium. Sorry I can't vouch for the rest because I didn't see it: I was mesmerised and fascinated by the ancient boat, fishing nets, gold jewellery and other items. Amazing and truly disturbing bog bodies...More

Thank Xeni25
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great collection of some very interesting artifacts and stories from several times throughout history. I would highly recommend this as a visit, not just to tourists but even any local. I have to say the collection just so interesting and the age of some...More

Thank Henry1983-1
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LB-likes2travel
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.
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Johnson747
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
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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
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