National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology

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National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology

National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology
4.5
10:00 - 17:00
Monday
13:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Sunday
13:00 - 17:00
About
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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The area
Neighbourhood: South City Centre
How to get there
  • St. Stephen's Green • 6 min walk
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sus67
London, UK237 contributions
Apr 2022
There is A LOT to see in this museum, so be preapred to spend a couple of hours! The peat presevred bodies were a particualr highlight - if slightly gruesome!
Written 26 May 2022
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Angie A
9 contributions
May 2022
We thorougly enjoyed our time at the arhaeology museum! So much history in one place and the installations and displays were very well placed and flowed easily from one to another. So much insight into an ancient culture!
Written 13 May 2022
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Ron S
New York City, NY4,977 contributions
May 2022
The highlight of the collection is the Treasury, of course. But the central part of the first which is occupied by the exhibition of the Iron Age gold found in Ireland is terrific.
Written 8 May 2022
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Tomcat Travel
Düsseldorf, Germany163 contributions
Apr 2022
Despite construction, the National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology was a stunner! Lots of glistening gold items in the center space, a small but charming Egyptian exhibit, local and regional archaeological items, and strategically placed bog people. Nice gift shop as well!
Written 6 May 2022
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Anna H
5 contributions
Apr 2022
This experience was very sensory and extensive! I loved seeing all of the local history, specifically pieces that are tied to Dublin and its influences through the centuries.
Written 3 May 2022
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otpen17
Kalamazoo, MI4 contributions
Apr 2022
Take the time to visit this museum! Went here after a very disappointing visit to the Book of Kells, wish we had come here first!
Written 3 May 2022
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Alex W
76 contributions
Apr 2022
This is not a very large facility but is adequately sized to exhibit quite a number of displays about the artifacts of Ireland. The exhibits are on 2 floors so there is not a lot of climbing stairs. Also admission is free.
Written 30 April 2022
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JimN3JT
McLean, VA7 contributions
Apr 2022
This was a highlight of our visit to Dublin. The bog people were well explained and displayed. Overall, the museum does a great job in its displays. Its range of sections and features are well worth a two-hour visit. And it's free!
Written 15 April 2022
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Scenic511741
52 contributions
Apr 2022
Great artefacts on display in a beautiful building. It's free to enter so definitely budget friendly. Some interesting history on the Vikings. A good way to while away a couple of hours.
Written 11 April 2022
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Susan A
8 contributions
Mar 2022
The section on the "Bog Men" is especially fascinating! The rest of the exhibits are informative and interesting. Unfortunately, some of the sections were under renovation.
Written 2 April 2022
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National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology is open:
  • Sun - Mon 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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