National Museum Of Ireland Archaeology

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  • Address: Kildare St, Dublin 2, Ireland
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  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +353-16777444
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, History Museum, Family And Kids, Exhibition , Specialty Museum

National Museum Of Ireland Archaeology - Review

The National Museum of Archeology and History is a part of a larger group. The National Museum of Ireland is funded and operated by the Irish government. The institution consists of four stalwart museums in the city. The National Museum of Archeology, the National Museum of Country Life, Museum of Decorative Arts and History and the Museum of Natural History which are in different parts of the city are all a part of it.

The archaeology museum is quite well known for its rich collection. The history of Ireland has been brilliantly documented here.

Pieces of jewellery from the historic times can be seen here. Bronze and gold items as well as several rare metals have been put up on display. The place is a trip back in time.

The Treasury Exhibition is home to wonders like the Ardagh Chalice, Faddan More Psalter, the Tara Brooch and the Derrynaflan Hoard. Relics from the ancient Egypt are also stored there. One should not miss the Museum’s Dublin Excavation section. It is considered to be a national heritage.

National Museum Of Ireland Archaeology Information

  • Temporary exhibitions may be paid.

National Museum Of Ireland Archaeology Hours

  • Closed on Good Friday.

How To reach National Museum Of Ireland Archaeology by Public Transport

  • Dublin City South, Kildare Street Bus Station

Restaurants Near National Museum Of Ireland Archaeology

  • La Mere Zou – European
  • Chameleon Restaurant – International

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  • National Museum Of Ireland Archaeology Address: Kildare St, Dublin 2, Ireland
  • National Museum Of Ireland Archaeology Contact Number: +353-16777444
  • National Museum Of Ireland Archaeology Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • National Museum Of Ireland Archaeology Price: Free
  • Best time to visit National Museum Of Ireland Archaeology(preferred time): 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit National Museum Of Ireland Archaeology: 02:00 Hrs
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  • The museum is situated in a grand Victorian, purpose built museum, housing Ireland's most beautiful and world famous exhibits. Entering into the spacious rotunda with its mosaic flooring and looking up at the domed ceiling, you know you are entering a temple to antiquities. Covering periods from the neolethic to the medieval, there are gems, new and familiar, to be discovered. The staff are knowledgeable and ready to engage with the public. There's a friendly cafe on site. The toilets are straight ahead from the entry point on the ground floor, just to save you asking ;)

  • I love this museum! You get a great look into the Viking era of Dublin through numerous artifacts that have been uncovered over the years, which I enjoy learning about. But the stars of the museum, in my opinion, are the bodies that were preserved in bogs throughout the country! It's a surreal experience, and truly the closest I've felt to those who lived long before us. Highly recommend a visit! The admission is free, but I suggest leaving a donation that reflects your experience.

  • After hearing about the artifacts that were unearthed all over Ireland that are on display at the National Museum, we had to go. We spent more than two hours enjoying the exhibits. The ancient boat made out of a tree trunk is awe inspiring. The amount and quality of the gold jewelry is astonishing. I liked the historical exhibits about the Greek influences and, of course, the Viking presence in the country. The clothing that was unearthed from the bogs is so well preserved and so interesting to look at. Finally, the exhibit on the Psalter that was found in the bog was mind boggling!

  • Beautiful building and very well laid out. The bog bodies and the wafer thin gold jewellery were amazing. Although it is requested that you do not take photos, many foreign visitors ignored this request. Such a shame that we couldn't spend more time there but we were part of a coach party and had a long way to walk to the puck up point.

  • We stumbled upon this on our way to see the Book of Kells at Trinity College. It was very interesting and engaging, and provided so many awesome examples of Irish history. It is also free admission, which is a bonus. I definitely recommend spending time there.

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