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. Only the ground floor is wheelchair accessible. Closed on Mondays ( including Bank Holidays, Good Friday, and Christmas Day). To visit National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology and get the most from your holiday in Dublin, create itinerary details personal to you using our Dublin planning tool .
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  • We had a great cuople of hours here on 18th March 2018 partly as it was a rainy day. Well worth a visit, with some interesting displays and a very nice cafe. Free entry and a lovely building.  more »
  • Interesting place to learn a little about the early peoples of Ireland. Neat artifacts and displays.  more »
  • This museum is free. It is a very impressive building which was purpose built as a museum. It is worth visiting just to see the building. There are lots of collections on display. The most impressive ...  more »
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  • Probably my favourite museum in Ireland. There is an absolutely wild amount of gold in this museum found from a variety of different hordes across Ireland over the years. They also have a wide array of artifacts from different parts of the county and different eras ranging from further back to the Stone Age. There is a lovely little cafe inside as well, it is a little expensive but admission to the museum is free so I suppose it isn’t too much to ask. The staff are super friendly and always willing to help and they also have visiting exhibits which change over sometimes. Admission is, as I said, free, like many public museums in Ireland, so leave a donation if you can!
  • One has to loooove exhibitions with a taxidermists passion or else you¨ll be freaking out. Thank g_d that I am my father´s daughter and find dead, stuffed animals extremely interesting. In combination with the right company (best friend on earth) a perfect plan for a Sunday afternoon. A big ´THANK YOU´ to the very sweet staff: they let us take picture with the rhino!!!!!
  • Great place for everyone. Beautiful building. Many different period and items, from human remains dug up from peat to gold jewelry, tombs, Viking ship reproduction, Egyptian mummies, swords... I had a great time there. And it's free, thank you very much!
  • Museum building on its own is well worth the visit. Visitor info and security staff were great. Even phoned other sites for us to check which ones were open and on what times on Easter weekend. Help like that is almost impossible to find so freely offerred and with smiles added in. Thanks greatly. Keep up the good cheer so others can have as an enjoyable visit as we did. Cliff & Judy Stead
  • There is something for everybody here. Collection is impressive and varies. Creativity area for kids is great, helps little ones express themselves and gives parents a breather. Food in the restaurant is tasty and at reasonable price. Restrooms are plenty and clean.
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