Free National Museum of Ireland Archaeology Guidebook

National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology

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Free National Museum of Ireland Archaeology Guidebook

Step back in time, way back to 7000 BC where you’ll see fine examples of Celtic and Medieval art, from the Ardagh Chalice, the Tara Brooch and the Derrynaflan Hoard. These exquisitely curated collections are a must-see for anyone interested in history and the evolution of man and society from as far back to the Viking Age.


  • Viking Collection
  • Stone Age Collection
  • Ancient Egyptian Collection
  • Post Medieval Collection

Did you know

- The name ‘Viking’ means pirate raid in the Old Norse language

- The oldest stone tool that we have as an evidence of the Stone Age dates back almost 3.4 million years old and was found in Ethiopia

- The Pyramid of Khufu at Giza is the largest Egyptian pyramid which weighs the equivalent of 16 Empire State buildings!

Things to see:

The Treasury
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 found in Ór – Ireland’s Gold.

Prehistoric to Post Medieval Ireland
Take a walk through Prehistoric Ireland and experience life at the time of the Vikings in Viking Age Ireland, how Ireland would have looked in the Stone Age and where the earliest settlements would can been traced back to. Medieval Ireland, 1150-1550, documents life in Ireland in the age of cathedrals, monasteries and castles. The fascinating Kingship & Sacrifice exhibition centres on a number of recently found bog bodies dating back to the Iron Age. All exhibitions are a fascinating opportunity to come 'face to face' with your ancient ancestors.

Ancient Egypt exhibition

Ceramics & Glass from Ancient Cyprus

How to get there:

    Bus: 7 (from Burgh Quay); 11, 13 (from O’Connell Street)
    LUAS: Green Line to St Stephen's Green
    DART: Pearse Station

see the: full list of attractions included

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10.00 - 17.00
Wednesday 10.00 - 17.00
Thursday 10.00 - 17.00
Friday 10.00 - 17.00
Saturday 10.00 - 17.00
Sunday 14.00 - 17.00

Closed: Mondays, Bank Holidays, Saint Patrick's Day, Good Friday and Easter Monday, 25th December

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Kildare Street, Dublin 2


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