Walk into the National Museum of Ireland on Kildare Street and you are magically transported back in time. A stroll through time will take you all the way back to 7,000BC.
The Museum first opened its doors in 1890 and since then it has been filling in the blanks for us through its extensive archeological collections.
Take time at The Treasury which features outstanding examples of Celtic and Medieval art, such as the famous Ardagh Chalice, the Tara Brooch and the Derrynaflan Hoard.
Gaze in wonder at the finest collection of prehistoric gold artefacts in Europe, which is to be found in Or - Ireland's Gold. Ramble through prehistoric Ireland and experience life at the same time of the Vikings in Viking Age Ireland.
Medieval Ireland 1150 - 1550, documents life in Ireland in the age of cathedrals, monasteries and castles.
The new and fascinating Kingship & Sacrifice exhibition centres on a number of recently found bog bodies dating back to the Iron Age. Displayed along with other bog finds from the Museums collections, it offers you an opportunity to come 'face to face' with your ancient ancestors.
Closed Monday including Bank Holidays.
Group Admission Prices
Groups that are charged €2 per person for a tour are: Language Schools, Retirement Groups, Interest Groups, Tour Operator Groups.
Groups that are free are: all primary, secondary and third level colleges, national and international, special needs groups, community groups, diplomats/delegates, tourism delegates.
Museum café, museum gift shop, education resource room, audio-visual presentation. Calendar of events available – call or email us for details.
How to Get There:
Buses: 7, 7A, 8 (Burgh Quay), 10, 11, 13 (O’Connell Street).
DART to Pearse Station (Westland Row).
The National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology is included on The Dublin Pass! Find out more about the current special offers here!