National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, Dublin

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Housing a trove of archeological treasures, National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology displays items unearthed in Ireland as well as items from ancient Egyptian and Roman relics. The museum building, a major tourist attraction in and of itself, features a colonnaded entrance opening into a rotunda, designed to pay homage to ancient Roman architecture. Inside you can explore an extensive collection of prehistorical gold artifacts and metal objects from the Celtic Iron Age. Be sure to visit the second-floor galleries, chronicling the four centuries of Viking rule over Dublin. To discover the exhibits at your own pace and focus on areas most suited to your interests, pick up a floor plan at the entrance, or check online for a free downloadable brochure. Put National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology into our Dublin trip builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Dublin.
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  • The museum is a must for history buffs. Whether you want to trace the timeline of human development or the different cultures that settled in Ireland, you will find it here.  more »
  • Great museum with lots to see about Irish history. Lots of Viking memorabilia. The bog bodies were eerie but still fascinating. Also admission is free!  more »
  • After a trip on the hop on hop off bus, we ended back at the National Museum on Kildare St - and we just didn't have time to get the full value - we are returning at a later date to continue to trawl ...  more »
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  • This is a must-see museum in Dublin. The building is unique and beautiful. The collection of ancient art of Ireland is stunning. The didactics (explanations) are some of the best my wife have seen worldwide. This museum should not be missed if you want to have a better understanding of the history of Ireland.
  • Excellent museum with a fantastic array of artifacts. Could have spent longer in the exhibits but we had other places to get that afternoon. The building is deceivingly large with many different exhibit themes, there really is something for everyone. With the trip for sure!
  • Nice place and good stuff to see, kinda silly that you cant walk around with a coffee in your hand though. I had just bought one and was told to throw it in the bin if I wanted to go in. Place was full of kids, kids would do more harm to exhibits than an adult holding a cup of coffee. Also, most things are behind glass cases. Worth a visit though, it is free but you can make donation if you want to.
  • Brought my 4 year old cousin here last Friday and she LOVED it! So many animals in the same place and all for the cost a €5 donation or free if you don't have any cash. Upstairs was her favourite with the giraffe and the leopard as they are her 2 favourite animals. Great day out within walking distance of Merrion Square, Stephens Green and Grafton Street so has a lot of bus / train and Luas access. Only lost a star as some of the displays are in need of repair / upgrading. Perfect day out for all of the family.
  • Great museum for old treasure hoards, weapons, and pottery. It's free and pretty empty without crowds. The best part is that the bathrooms are clean! Free. Clean. Bathrooms. With minimal people so no lines!