National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, Dublin

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4.4/5 based on 3,400+ reviews on the web
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 beautiful on the inside and out. It had amazing displays some of which date back to 2500 BC. If you enjoy museums don't miss this one. The best part is entry is free! Lots of interactive...  read more »
  • This is my second visit here. It's a great museum focusing on archeology and ancient Celtic relics and items left behind by the various nationalities who pillaged or colonised the country. Many stunni...  read more »
  • Interesting history and artefacts to view especially if your from America which wouldn't have the Bronze age or Neolithic age exhibits that are on display here. 
  • A great museum focused on Ireland pre historic history, there is also an Egyptian exhibition that is also worth visiting. Vikings, mediaeval eras are also very detailed. There are some parts that you can not take any kind of photos, others just with the flash off. The entrance is free, but be sure to donate, I have and will again if I ever go back to this wonderful museum.
  • Fantastic museum. So many wonderful artifacts in such a beautiful setting. I am simply fascinated by the bog bodies. I could and have spent all day in here.
  • Did a self-guided tour with Rick Steves guide and really enjoyed this museum. First, it's free (music to my ears). They have some really interesting OLD artifacts, including human remains preserved and found in Irish bogs, the Tara broach, ancient stone tools, and antique gold. Go early, it gets crowded.
  • A great showcase of Irish archaeological findings together with some international pieces. My highlight is the ancient bog bodies. Irelands answer to mummies!
  • Educational events for kids are run regularly and there are activity guides free for kids too. Great location near St Stephens Green park for a walk afterwards.
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