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). By using our Dublin planning tool, you can arrange your visit to National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology and other attractions in Dublin.
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  • party arrived from shropshire uk famouslordhillmuseum ebays besy buys antiques you cant find bid and buy store we walked into the national museum in kildare street dublin and all our dreams came at.....  more
    party arrived from shropshire uk famouslordhillmuseum ebays besy buys antiques you cant find bid and buy store we walked into the national museum in kildare street dublin and all our dreams came at.....  more »
  • We thorougly enjoyed our time at the arhaeology museum! So much history in one place and the installations and displays were very well placed and flowed easily from one to another. So much insight... 
    We thorougly enjoyed our time at the arhaeology museum! So much history in one place and the installations and displays were very well placed and flowed easily from one to another. So much insight...  more »
  • The highlight of the collection is the Treasury, of course. But the central part of the first which is occupied by the exhibition of the Iron Age gold found in Ireland is terrific. 
    The highlight of the collection is the Treasury, of course. But the central part of the first which is occupied by the exhibition of the Iron Age gold found in Ireland is terrific.  more »
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  • What a great museum! Really easy to book online and free to get in. Loads to see from the stone age onwards and, my personal favourite, several bog bodies and other items found in the peat bogs in Ireland. Our children, 6 and 9, also enjoyed looking at the items on display - lots to see and not much to read so perfect in their eyes! There were a couple of areas closed when we went but still managed to spend just over an hour and a half before the children had 'seen it all' and needed cake.
  • Nice place. Was free which was great. Many exhibits weren't open, they are doing quite a bit of work inside and out which had it little confusing, but still great exhibit! So many things to see, excellent documentation. VERY worthwhile!
  • This is a great venue for kids and adults alike, a lot of treasures to discover during your visit. The building itself is beautiful. We were amazed by the bog bodies and the treasure hoards. Will definitely come back.
  • If this is what you are into then by all means enjoy yourself. This is free which is good. However it's not my subject of interest. I was falling asleep whilst walking. As I said the place is fantastic it's just me, it's just not my cup of tea
  • In an expensive city like Dublin visiting such a nice museum and collection for free is a present, really. We spent at least 5 hours in there. The architecture itself is worth seeing, by all means from the inside..starting from the gorgeous hall down to the beautiful ceramic decoration at the doors. The collections are presented in such an interesting way: from stone age settlements to bronze age jewelry to bog bodies to the Viking era. The shop itself houses so many nice objects and souvenir ideas with high quality wool garments and scarfs in lovely colours. We so much enjoyed our visit there. This museum is a must see when you visit Dublin, but also for residents.

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