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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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  • We spent a while here on a cold Sunday afternoon, enjoying the exhibits. On the ground floor, the item that most intrigued me was the huge long boat that had been unearthed from bogs - what an... 
    We spent a while here on a cold Sunday afternoon, enjoying the exhibits. On the ground floor, the item that most intrigued me was the huge long boat that had been unearthed from bogs - what an...  more »
  • Good museum visit. Very interesting to see the Bog bodies so well preserved. Liked the Viking exhibits. 
    Good museum visit. Very interesting to see the Bog bodies so well preserved. Liked the Viking exhibits.  more »
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  • Pretty interesting museum and has a good selection of exhibits. Worth a visit if you have time but nothing to plan a day around. Currently undergoing some reconstruction and that ruins the flow of the museum and half the exhibits were closed and you had to enter through the gift shop which was very messy. Might be better when it’s finished
  • Very interesting, lots to see with videos and great descriptions that really tell a story. The new Viking exhibit is colorful and lively which is ironic for a archeology museum, kids seems very engaged and the building itself and beautiful with amazing architecture.

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