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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 27 March 2005

This museum, situated close to St. Stephen's green, is well laid out and very manageable. It is free to visit and worth a look. The upstairs Viking exhibit is very interesting. The downstairs displays a large collection of golden finds within Ireland. Celtic treasures are...More

10  Thank TAreviews8
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

Arrived yesterday in Dublin from Oregon in the United States for a nice in a lifetime trip with my family to experience my ancestral history only to find out when I got to the Museum that it has no disabled access and not even a...More

5  Thank oregonwave
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As a jeweller the Celtic gold exhibition was mind blowing... and the rest of the museum not half bad either! One of the highlights of our Dublin trip!!!

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a fairly small museum (compared to say the British museum or the Smithsonian) but is well laid out and interesting for those that like history. It is also free so you can’t really beat that.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Spent over two hours this morning just exploring the ground floor exhibits with my son-in-law who, although if he has a native Dubliner, had never been before. Absolutely amazing artefacts well presented with a wealth of information. Definitely heading back there tomorrow to do the...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We wanted a bit of history, so this was a pleasant walk from our hotel near Christchurch. Concentrating on the Celts and the Vikings, we spent two hours studying the artifacts of these ancient people. We were amazed at the collection, and we remarked on...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a brilliant time at the national museum. I read pretty much all of the info and took me around 2 hours to walk around. Such interesting exhibits and a real insight into Irish history.

Thank MelissaC5781
Reviewed 1 week ago

fantastic morning spent here recently, kids really enjoyed themselves, amazing value ( free entry!!) and so much to see- also treat yourself to something in its cafe-yummy!

Thank Culture301059
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took my teenage son whilst we were in Dublin. We both enjoyed it. I found the Bog Bodies especially interesting. The display of jewellery/ gold is spectacular. I learned things about the types of decoration on the Celtic crosses. It is well worth a visit...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I could have spent half a day here - so much to see, but the highlights were the remarkable gold jewelry made by early inhabitants and the preserved bodies (in peat) that are centuries old.

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Free entrance was hard to believe (many other museums in Dublin overcharge...). We planned to go anyway (with an entrance fee I mean), so it was a nice surprise. It is not a big museum, especially if you focus in Irish only items like we...More

1  Thank AthanasiaGreece
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seeing these people from the past not just as bones but with the shape of a person of today's body, was absolutely amazing.

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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.
21 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
2 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