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National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology

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

We spent quite a few hours here. Many floors, very well presented items. Within walking distance of most hotels in Dublin.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Roxyvb
Reviewed yesterday

This lovely museum will satisfy the traveller that wants to know a little bit more about the history of Ireland.Loved the Viking display.Free entrance and easy to get to,

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nagia Z
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great musuem free to get in Looked nice +clean people were frendliy Took some amazing pictures Defo recomend going their

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank X2409IBbenl
Reviewed 3 days ago

Finally went here after 8 visits to Dublin. Free entrance, and you can expect lots of school children to be present. I was honestly expecting something more from it. There are 2 floors to see. All in all it took me half an hour to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank filthiestfish
Reviewed 3 days ago

There is no fee to this museum but I would pay Because it as that good. The most interesting experience of our Ireland trip was seeing the Bog bodies exhibit in this museum. This is a must if you are in Dublin.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dratt2002
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This museum is free of charge and a nice place to visit in Dublin. The building is exceptional, and the collections are interesting. It’s not a big museum, but still worth of a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 677tatjanas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To add to what others said, this museum provides a great overview of Irish history from neolithic times to the middle ages, with interesting artifacts house in a beautiful neoclassical building. Great museum cafe as well. While it is free, they are five euro donation...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank markinmiami
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is no fee to see the museum and it is a wonderful way to learn about the history of Ireland! So many wonderful displays and treasures, well thought out and informative. If you like museums this will no disappoint!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Helene B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited the museum at the start of our Ireland tour. Awesome exhibits that provided so much context for the rest of our trip. The most interesting exhibit was “the Bog Man.” I had no idea what a bog was or how...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Leslie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came upon this museum accidentally while out and bout in Dublin and we were glad we did. There are many pieces to see, many dating from prehistoric Ireland. The bog bodies were fascinating to us and gave us an understanding of the bogs. And...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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19 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