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National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology

Kildare Street, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 677 7444
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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 today

It was a nice way for our group to spend some free hours. I enjoyed the artwork and historical information.

Thank Jet_Lag_Tom
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Reviewed today

Don't let "archaeology" put you off. This museum was great and eerie at the same time. Some really remarkable "bog bodies" - preserved to the point you can see bodily features. There is a very interesting Viking section, plus some Greek mummies. Beautiful gold jewelry...More

Thank DogWorld
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Reviewed yesterday

Full of Irish gold jewelry, Vikings, and ancient Irish ornaments and tools. Good fun to compensate for too much time in the art museums.

Thank lara g
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You do not need to buy one of the those City Passes that places try to sell! National Museums in Ireland are free! If you want to educate yourself this is the way to go. The Vox listening tour is free too- just ask. The...More

Thank ccr9217
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fascinating collection. The Irish Gaelic trove stands out. Very well laid out and the explanations are good, though old fashioned. Free admission. Don’t miss it.

Thank Cinderella2014
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice collection nice building with thousands of objects. Very well made, worth visiting especially that the 3 major museums are next to one another.

Thank Fred G
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very nice museum with extensive collection of bog people and Irish history from thousands of years BC.

Thank David H
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a free venue & a wonderful stop. A quick walk through of the floors is easy to do and it's a beautiful building with interesting exhibits. I would suggest going here especially to see the Bog Mummies. These ancient bodies are so well...More

Thank Deborah C
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Reviewed 4 days ago

the building itself is quite majestic with the best mosaic floor outside of Italy. the natural history of Ireland is well displayed and easy to follow over time.

Thank deekay336
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent little museum with great displays of jewelry, ancient artifacts, Egyptian artifacts and the preserved remains of several peat bog men. The building itself is also beautiful. Definitely worth a look especially as entrance is free.

Thank Sandra T
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LB-likes2travel
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.
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Johnson747
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
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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
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