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National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology

Kildare Street, Dublin, Ireland
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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 3 days ago

Not a large collection but it covers a lot of history in a smaller collection. As with our typical Ireland experience all the staff were helpful. They gave us locker for our shopping bags and backpacks.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A brilliant day out in this museum. The treasures inside are varied and numerous and I'm sure most Irish people will be seriously surprised at the wealth of different things to see in here (nevermind the tourists). The museum is filled to the brim with...More

Thank Fran M
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Really amazing archaeological finds, good layout, good info regarding objects, particularly the Viking area.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Not the biggest museum but space very well used for a fine collection of antiquities. We had also planned on visiting the viking museum but decided not to as after two and a half hours our eight year old daughter was still enjoying herself. The...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a couple of hours in here. There are a number of really interesting displays about different civilisations and their connection to Ireland. It is not a really big museum but there is quite a lot to see.

Thank Shani W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed learning about the Vikings in Ireland and the Middle Ages. The exhibits were nice. The staff, from the coat check man, to the guide/guards in the rooms were very unfriendly. The museum closes at 5 and the guard wouldn't let us watch the...More

1  Thank Kerry712
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best museums in Ireland. Rich history and antiquities from all over the world. The entrance is free of charge and it is the best way to spend your time.

Thank Alchemistis
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice museum, not large, Good collection. Nice way to understand history of Ireland, not extensive, but worth going. café eh, no elevator.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great museum, we spent an afternoon here and could really return to spend more time. It was very interesting , especially the bog man. I also loved looking at the Ardagh chalice. Also Viking artefacts and the many other items found in Ireland.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful museum! Sadly, the second floor is not wheelchair accessible, so I only got to see half the museum. :(

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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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