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National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology

Kildare Street, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 677 7444
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Kildare Street, Dublin, Ireland
South City Centre
+353 1 677 7444
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Reviewed yesterday

Well worth a visit when in Dublin. The artifacts are amazing to look at and it was not an overwhelmingly large museum, easily covered in the time I had allotted.

Thank Tarra S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We enjoyed our visit, lots of informative history. The exhibits were informative with plenty of content. I recommend

Thank Kurt R
Reviewed yesterday

A lot of items related to the Irish (but not only) history - vikings, ancient Egypt, gold treasures, bog people (the most interesting for me as I've never seen such thing before), etc. There is no guided tour but all the items are well organized...More

Thank kaleksandrov
Reviewed 2 days ago

One of the top destinations on my tour, and so much more than I expected. Allow at least a half day if you want to really appreciated what is here. You will spend an hour easy in the Treasury alone.

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I loved this museum and was so surprised to see they had some bog people on display as well as great descriptions and lessons about the artifacts. And it's all free! Definitely worth the visit!

Thank Amanda B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The museum owns all artifacts from Irish archeology. They exhibit some amazing items. Museum is very well presented and documented, everything is put into historical and cultural context.

Thank Grant P
Reviewed 2 days ago

I spent a few good hours in the museum and was very intrigued by everything there. I just wish there was an alternative for an audio tour guide (if there was, I didn't see it), or something a bit more interactive.

Thank Tima F
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very interesting museum to visit , showing historical times and artifacts from Ireland. Many different and and unusual items on show ,from clothing,jewelry,slave trade,bog mummy's,religious artifacts, all housed in a beautiful architectural Victorian building , there are also viking and Egyptian exhibitions ,really is an...More

Thank mickknap
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This museum can be a bit difficult to find, but is well worth the visit. It is quite small but covers prehistoric and medieval Irish history. There is also an Egyptian and an ancient Cyprus exhibition and extensive coverage of the Battle of Clontarf. I...More

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time at this museum. First, it's free, so you can stop in even if you don't have much time. Second, the array of artifacts is so immensely different from anything found in American museums that my teens were fascinated. The mummies...More

Thank Shannon D
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Hi, Bonnie. What would you like to know about this attraction? How much time should I allow for a visit? I know that it always depends on level of interest. How long to take a walk-through and a look? Thanks for your response.
20 April 2017|
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Response from Barbara d | Reviewed this property |
I spent about 1.5 hr, depends on interest, could be longer
Hello, Could you recommend some hotels within easy walking distance of the museum. 4 - 5 star is fine. Many thanks, Margaret
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
Carolina S
Approximately, how long did it take to see everything in the museum? Was it around 2 hours or did it take up half a day?
6 December 2016|
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Response from Ace6of6Clubs | Reviewed this property |
If you're reading everything, as I like to do, it will take at least a whole day. We spent about three hours there. My Dad got through most of what he wanted to see. I only got through six rooms.