Uncover Ireland’s History from Ancient to Modern Times
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 the Viking Ireland exhibition, where important finds from these ages are displayed.
Other permanent exhibitions not to be missed:
- Ór – Ireland’s Gold
- Prehistoric Ireland
- Medieval Ireland 1150 – 1550
- Ceramics and Glass from Ancient Cyprus
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.
There are also currently three temporary exhibitions to see:
- Roger Casement – Voice of the Voiceless
- Clontarf 1014: Brian Boru and the Battle for Dublin
- The Rites of Passage at Tara
The National Museum of Ireland also has permanent exhibitions on natural history and decorative arts and history setup throughout Dublin.
Tuesday – Saturday
10.00 – 17.00
14.00 – 17.00
Closed Mondays (including bank holidays), Christmas Day and Good Friday
Duration of Visit
Approximately 45 Minutes
Kildare Street, Dublin 2
Notes for Group Leaders
All National Museum of Ireland exhibitions in Dublin are self-guided and entry is free of charge!