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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  • Wow! You'll get to see ancient up to medieval artifacts up close. The museum is just the right size to enjoy on a day in Dublin. 
    Wow! You'll get to see ancient up to medieval artifacts up close. The museum is just the right size to enjoy on a day in Dublin.  more »
  • So much to see and do, fantastic selection of quality exhibitions. Staff very helpful and lots of different ways to explore via marked routes/guides or a DIY approach. 
    So much to see and do, fantastic selection of quality exhibitions. Staff very helpful and lots of different ways to explore via marked routes/guides or a DIY approach.  more »
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  • Fantastic museum. Was quite surprised how many exhibitions there were. And how big the place was. One could spend a whole day going through everything. It was also clear that a lot of care and love is out into it. Would definitely recommend to visit, I mean it's free admission.
  • The gentleman at the desk was very kind and welcoming and let us in on a busy Sunday. Be ready to be stunned, amazed and shocked. Piles of golden jewellery, shrivelled mummies with gripping stories, this museum has it all. I must say, the architecture of the building was the most beautiful aspect of the whole experience. Be sure to go in on Sunday and outside busy hours, it's free and definitely worth learning about Irish history.

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