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The National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology in Dublin

The National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology in Dublin

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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.



Useful Information
Opening Hours


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!

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