National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, Dublin

4.6
#7 of 362 in Museums in Ireland
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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  • Very interesting to know the history of Ireland. It has very interesting pieces. There are no explanatory brochures in Spanish, but doing a little imaginative exercise you understand everything.
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  • I popped in to see the Brian Boru and Clontarf exhibit, and was very glad I went! The exhibits which were specifically about Ireland were very interesting and well-pitched, I felt like I had learned a...  more »
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  • One of the museums that we had a chance to stop and look at while on our travels. The outside is so beautiful and the collection that they have is outstanding. I love the different tile work on the floor. Also liked that they had a gift shop and that it was free to the public.
  • Great place to learn about Irish history. Has many interesting exhibits ranging from the stone age, all the way to the medieval times. All items are very well preserved with appropriate labels which indicate the name and place of origin. One of the highlights of this museum are the bog men, which are very well preserved. The building itself has amazing architecture and an interesting layout. Fantastic for rainy days, or if you're a history enthusiast or simply wish to know more about Irish history.
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