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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). 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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National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology Reviews
Free admission, interesting selection of artefacts simply presented with very little multi media BS. Not huge, but can spend a fruitful hour or so there. more »
I wasn't expecting to see as many ancient, fascinating artifacts as I did. Floors of Irish history as well as Egyptian history right before your eyes. more »
Really good place given the free entry. Excellent Viking component that shows no-one drove them out of Ireland, rather they form the basis of the country and integrated and contributed to its foundation and development. Very good Bronze Age jewellery and early prehistory. Excellent museum, good shop and great cafe.
Not a lot going on there. So much more tired a place than I remember from past visits. Perhaps everything good is down in Collins Barracks now. The whole place feels like Irish Rail inherited it and they don't know what to do with the beautiful internal architecture
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