The National Museum of Archaeology and History

Address: Kildare Street, Dublin 2, Ireland

The National Museum of Archaeology and History of Ireland displays artefacts dating from 7000 BC to the 20th Century exhibited in seven galleries.

Permanent exhibitions are the Kingship and Sacrifice (includes recently found bog bodies) and Ór – Ireland’s Gold (important gold collection). The fascinating Ancient Egypt exhibition or Viking Ireland exhibition where important finds from these ages are displayed are not to be missed.

The Treasury exhibition was reopened after major refurbishment and visitors can see now iconic artefacts such as the Ardagh Chalice, the Tara Brooch and the Derrynaflan Hoard, plus the Faddan More Psalter exhibition

Opening Times

Admission free

Tuesday – Saturday: 10.00 – 17.00
Sunday: 14.00 – 17.00

Closed Mondays (including bank holidays), Christmas Day and Good Friday


60 – 90 minutes approximately.


Entrance is self guided and free of charge. Keep in mind that all museums and galleries are free in Dublin!