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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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“bog men” (123 reviews)
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Kildare Street, Dublin, Ireland
South City Centre
+353 1 677 7444
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Reviewed yesterday

This free museum offers a glimpse of celtic heritage. There is a beautiful display of gold jewelry there now, and everything on display offered insight into Ireland's past. Items found in the bogs are especially interesting. There is a wonderful cafe attached to the museum,...More

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

First things first, please forgive the title, the reason for it is simply a reminder that our fantastic little country has a far much grander story to tell than that of almost 8 centuries of imperial rule, to which many narrow minded people seem to...More

Reviewed yesterday

we went with our sons (age 9 and 3). our 9-year old enjoyed seeing the bog bodies. the exhibits on the vikings, and others were good.

Reviewed 2 days ago

Free admission into a gorgeous building, full to the rafters of stunning historical artefacts & information. Definitely worth a planned visit of at least 1 to 2 hours.

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Free!!! Quite interesting and the "Bog Bodies" were fascinating. If you enjoy history or just looking at medevil weapons this is a good place to see. They have 2 floors and lots to see including pieces from the Egyptian area. Again FREE....don't miss it. Give...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My friend and I heard about the so-called 'bog bodies' and were intrigued. We visited the National Museum of Archeology and were very pleasantly surprised at the beauty of the building and the interesting exhibition. We had a lovely afternoon making our way through the...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wonderful way to spend anywhere from 45 min- two hours (depending on what you like!). The bog bodies exhibit was impressive and tied in all of the stories from other tours//guides throughout our week in Ireland. Start here and then go to the national art...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a nice free thing to do, amidst charges for many things. The museum is fairly large with multiple levels. There are a few interactive pieces and a short video on vikings. It was educational and enjoyable.

Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a free museum, at least for the general collection. I just wandered into it as I was trying to salvage my morning after being bored by the Book of Kells. A very cool museum to wander around.

Reviewed 4 days ago

The museum is fascinating - full of artifacts dating from the BC period. An interesting chronological history of Ireland and its settlement.

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20 April 2017
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Response from Barbara d | Reviewed this property
I spent about 1.5 hr, depends on interest, could be longer
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
Carolina S
6 December 2016
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Response from Ace6of6Clubs | Reviewed this property
If you're reading everything, as I like to do, it will take at least a whole day. We spent about three hours there. My Dad got through most of what he wanted to see. I only got through six rooms.