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National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology

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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...more
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Kildare Street, Dublin, Ireland
South City Centre
+353 1 677 7444
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Reviewed yesterday

Lots of interesting history in this museum. Allow a couple of hours to see all. Not sure if the Viking history is permanent display but worth the visit. Enjoyed all the gold items. So amazing at the findings and what great shape this items are...More

Thank Jill0519
Reviewed 2 days ago

I been here many times, beautiful paintings. Very nice place. It is full with people from all over the world. Amazing place.

Thank Sh K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Everything can’t be pubs alone so we did this on our last day & it was a nice surprise. Many things to see & learn from Ireland’s history. Another bonus is that it’s free...

Thank Pryanks66
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

There is a lot to see in this museum! And it’s free! A lot of ancient Viking memorabilia and old gold jewelry. There are even some mummies on display. A lot to look at!

Thank seeadoll
Reviewed 5 days ago

The museum was interesting and beautiful inside. The admission is Free. Definitely somewhere to stop in and visit.

Thank Debbie M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lots of relics but difficult to understand the flow to the place. However I did visit without a guide book. I found the bog men and women absolutely fascinating and what has been determined from them. Well worth a visit and free entry of course.

Thank welshpeej
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

So much to see - so little time.. Alas! What a lovely, calm and relaxing place so close to the buzz of buzzing Dublin! Don’t miss it!

Thank Ann W
Reviewed 6 days ago

As with the British Museum, this one has loads of ancient artifacts, including (1/2) of an ancient individual found in a bog. Not as gruesome as it sounds, really. Great centuries old goldsmiths' work, coins, archaeological finds. If you enjoy viewing ancient items, you'll like...More

Thank bhedrock
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is easy to get around (lifts available) and the exhibits are well set out. The collection ranges from Irish gold to religious artefacts. Together the exhibits tell the story of the development of Ireland and explain some of the more important times in...More

Thank N0madOne
Reviewed 1 week ago

While wandering around Dublin on a port call from our cruise ship, we stumbled upon the National Museum of Ireland. Not too large, but several very interesting exhibits and it was free!

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19 November 2017|
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Response from Jane M | Reviewed this property |
I did not see tour guides when I was there. However, it is a small museum and you can easily pursue your own interests by following the printed museum map.
20 April 2017|
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Response from NMIreland I | Property representative |
We would recommend spending at least 1-2 hours visiting the National Museum of Ireland-Archaeology
1 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