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Opened in 1890, the National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology displays artefacts dating from 7000 BC to the 20th century. These collections include The Treasury, featuring examples of Celtic and Medieval art. Ór-Ireland’s Gold features a collection of prehistoric gold artefacts in Europe, while Prehistoric Ireland introduces the visitor to the everyday culture of prehistory. Viking Ireland focuses on Irish archaeology. Medieval Ireland explores life in later medieval Ireland. The building is also home to the exhibition Ancient Egypt and also Kingship & Sacrifice which is centered on bog bodies. Only the ground floor wheelchair accessible.

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National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology
Kildare Street
Dublin 2 Dublin

Museum type(s)

History & Anthropology

Topics

Children Religion Archaeology

Visitor information

Opening hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Sunday 02:00 pm – 05:00 pm

Notes

Closed Mondays (including Bank Holidays, Good Friday and Christmas Day).

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Admission

Free Admission.

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Facilities


  • Coffee

  • Restaurant

  • Museum shop

  • Wheelchair accessible

  • Child friendly

Location

Kildare Street, Dublin, Ireland

Exhibitions

Permanent exhibitions

 
Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt

Travel to the Nile Valley to see pharoahs and mummies, hieroglyphics, tombs, and temples.
Ceramics and Glass from Ancient Cyprus

Ceramics and Glass from Ancient Cyprus

Learn about Roman and Bronze Age Cyprus with excavated clay figurines.
Clontarf 1014: Brian Boru and the Battle for Dublin

Clontarf 1014: Brian Boru and the Battle for Dublin

Temporary Exhibition. This exhibition explores myths about the Battle of Clontarf and Brian Boru.
Kingship and Sacrifice

Kingship and Sacrifice

An exhibition of Iron Age bog bodies & their sacrificial regalia and how it is related to sovereignty and kingship rituals during the Iron Age.
Medieval Ireland 1150-1550

Medieval Ireland 1150-1550

Discover Medieval Ireland, its farmers & nobles, churches, books, and art.
Prehistoric Ireland

Prehistoric Ireland

Visit Neolithic & Bronze Age Ireland with tools, tombs & weaponry.
Rites of Passage at Tara

Rites of Passage at Tara

Temporary Exhibition. This exhibition explores the oldest visible monument on the Hill of Tara.
Roger Casement - voice of the voiceless

Roger Casement - voice of the voiceless

Temporary Exhibition. An exhibition telling the story of Roger Casement’s humanitarian work using objects he collected in Africa and South America.
The Treasury

The Treasury

See major religious artefacts of Celtic & Early Christian Ireland.
Viking Ireland

Viking Ireland

Explore the Vikings and how they changed Ireland between 800 and 1150 AD.
Ór - Ireland's Gold

Ór - Ireland's Gold

Explore one of Europe's most important prehistoric gold collections.

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